August 31st, 2009

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Hey there! And thanks to everyone who posts such wonderful tutorials in here, you've really helped me hone my iconning abilities.

That said, I have a bit of a question. See, I've been working on an icon of this picture for awhile now, because nothing I do seems to make Andy here look right. Finally, with some playing and a few tutorials, I got it just about right. Observe:

I really like how it brings out his bright shirt and his eyes, but for some reason, bumping up the blues in that picture makes him look like a rather tall, red-skinned Oompa-Loompa. He is a fairly ruddy-skinned individual anyhow, but really, this is kind of not good.

Is there any sort of fix for that that would at the same time not lose the colour of his shirt? Or do I have to bite the bullet and accept his red skinned-ness for all time?

Thanks for any help you can offer, I'm close to admitting that the picture has defeated me.

ETA: Solved! Thank you!