Iris (final_daybreak) wrote in icon_tutorial,
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tutorial #001 and #001: Carnelian artwork


Level: Easy
Program used: Photoshop CS2
Translatable? No, since it involves selective coloring.




Crop your base and sharpen/make whatever tiny adjustments necessary.


Make a new layer and fill it with the color #DAE4FB. Set layer to Soft Light (100%). This not only brightens up the base considerably, but it also adds a subtle blue tint to the image.


Actually, maybe it's a bit too bright. Let's add a bit of contrast~ Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and enter in the folloring settings: RGB: Input (131) Output (120).


The icon's still not as blue as I'd like it to be, so go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color and enter in the folloring settings:

REDS: C(+100), M(0), Y(0), B(0)
BLUES: C(-28), M(-23), Y(+12), B(-41)
MAGENTAS: C(-27), M(+29), Y(0), B(0)
NEUTRALS: C(+11), M(0), Y(0), B(+16)


The background's looking rather plain, so time for sparklies! Copy and paste THIS texture (by ?) in a new layer on top of everything else and set it to screen. For this icon, I took a soft 20 px brush set at 50% opacity and lightly erased some of the parts covering the character, but how much you need to do this will vary from icon to icon.


You could stop there, but the icon still feels a little unfinished to me. In order to remedy that, I copied and pasted THIS texture (by bambinainnero)in a new layer on top of everything else and set it to screen. Move that around a bit so it's not blocking the main focus of the icon and you're done!

- Comments are lovely. ♥ And I'd love to see your results!
- These tutorials don't have to be followed exactly; make adjustments because each icon base is different. And experimenting is always fun!
- Any questions? Just ask. :]

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Level: Easy
Program used: Photoshop CS2
Translatable? No, since it involves selective coloring.




Crop your base and sharpen/make whatever tiny adjustments necessary.


To add a bit of contrast, duplicate the base and go to Filter > Blur >Guassian Blur and set it to 1.4 px. Set layer to Soft Light (32%)


The colors look a bit harsh, don't they? Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color and enter in the folloring settings, which will give your image a softer purple-ish color:

REDS: C(+100), M(0), Y(-58), B(+6)
CYANS: C(-100), M(0), Y(0), B(+27)
MAGENTAS: C(-43), M(-20), Y(+8), B(0)
WHITES: C(0), M(0), Y(0), B(-4)
NEUTRALS: C(-16), M(0), Y(0), B(+6)


Make a new layer and fill it with the color #EAE5E5. Set layer to Multiply (30%). This'll tone down the brightness of the icon a bit but still (mostly) keeps the colors intact.


I still feel like it needs more red, so I made a new layer and fill it with the color #FBDADA. Set layer to Soft Light (100%).


Ouch, maybe the last step was a bit too much. Duplicate the original image layer and drag it up on top of all the other layers. Set layer to Multiply (10%), in order to tone down the brightness a little.

- Comments are lovely. ♥ And I'd love to see your results!
- These tutorials don't have to be followed exactly; make adjustments because each icon base is different. And experimenting is always fun!
- Any questions? Just ask. :]
Tags: anime & manga: colouring
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