July 8th, 2008

3 Tutorials

If possible, and I hate to ask, but could all comments be directed to my icon community soul_flowers? I like all the comments to be in one place. Call me anal, I guess. ;) Thanks.

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Tutorials for: Photoshop CS2
Made in: Photoshop CS2
Level of Difficulty: Easy.
Image Heavy? Sort of. But dial-up friendly I'd say.
Translatable? Yes. No selective coloring in this tut.
PSD?No.
Requested by: eryslash


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Tutorial for: Photoshop CS2
Made in: Photoshop CS2
Level of Difficulty: Advanced. I don't explain every detail in depth here.
Image Heavy? Not so much.
Translatable? To an extent, if you leave out the selective coloring.
PSD?Yes.
Requested by: i_gota_rock


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Coloring question

Anyone got an idea on how to achieve this coloring?

Icon by fizzlingwhizbee:


From a screencap that looks like this:
By Adventures In Time And Space

I've asked the maker twice but haven't gotten a response. I've tried duplicating the base a few times and setting some to screen and soft light, and upping the reds using selective color, but my attempts keep turning out too... saturated, I think? fizzlingwhizbee's are always so beautifully light and vibrant and they're one of the nicest colorings I've seen for Doctor Who screencaps.

EDIT:
This is the closest I've come so far:


I'm having a pretty hard time getting rid of the excess red/magenta tones and getting the black around, say, the eyes.

I use Photoshop CS. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. (First post!)