- Made with PS CS2
- Includes color balance
Works better with eyes involved, like this nice Kate Walsh one ^.^
Please remember not all tutorials work with all images because of the colors, shadows etc... but it should work just fine ;)
Ok so first crop the image to 100 x100
If you image is too dark, duplicate it and screen it as many times as needed.
I used THIS one
Then create a color balance layer (Layer - New Adjustment layer - color balance)
Shadows: -76 -46 -55
Midtones -40 -10 +15
Highlights -10 -10 -20
Duplicate that color balance layer (Ctrl + J ). So you'll have two of the same color balance layer.
Then create a new color balance layer...
(I'm adding it to make her eyes pop a little more)
Shadows 0 0 0
Midtones 0 -20 +99
Highlights 0 0 0
Create a new fill layer with #e4ccba and set it to multiply (I almost forget that!)
(I'm creating it to recover her skin color because I don't want her to look like a zombie)
Create a new Hue/Saturation layer...
(to make it more 'vivid')
Master 0 +12 0
Then add a brightness/contrast layer
Duplicate that brightness/contrast layer (Ctrl+J)
I'm almost finished I promise
Go to your base and duplicate it, then put it on top of everything and set it to screen 70% (depends on the image)
Go to your base again, duplicate it again, put it on top of eeeverything and set it to multiply 50%
and don't forget to sharpen your image!