katie {killz} (krinklecut41490) wrote in icon_tutorial,
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Selective Coloring look, without Selective Coloring

Get a Selective Coloring look, without Selective Coloring.

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Using PSP8. most likely translateable.





Step 1:

Prep your base. Normally, I crop, resize and sharpen mine. Depending on how dark it is, sometimes I duplicate it and set to to screen. In this case, I duplicated it and set it to Screen at 60%.



Step 2:

New Color Balance layer.

Settings:

Midtones: 40, 27, 0

Shadows: -50, 21, 51

Highlights: 0, 0, -20

Make sure Preserve Luminance is checked.

Result:



Step 3:

New layer. Fill with #9FC3F5 </font>(). Set on Softlight at 50%.

Result:



Step 4:

New Layer. Fill with #DEF5B7 (). Set on Softlight at 50%.

Result:



Step 5:

New Layer. Fill with #100B4F (). Set on Screen at 52%.

Result:



Step 6:

New Layer. Fill with #F9F0E5 (). Set on Burn at 100%.

Result:



Step 7:

New Layer. Fill with #F6A788 (). Set on Softlight at 100%.

Result:



Step 8:

New Layer. Fill with #DBDBDB (). Set on Burn at 100%.

Result:



Step 9:

New Hue/Saturation/Lightness Layer. Set Saturation to +30-50 (depends on image). On this icon, I set Saturation to +40.

Result:



Optional, Step 10:

I decided I wanted to give it an older look, so I took a lovely scratchy texture (by rxyangl) and moved it around until I found a spot I like, then I set it to Screen at 100%.

Result:



Other icons made with this technique:







I would LOVE to see what you made out of this. :)
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