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Making greens greener!

Hey all!

Today we'll be going from this to house3x17_0613-2.png image by OperaticXingenue and focus on making the greens pop. Okay, fine. This one focuses on the red and blues too--but not as much as the greens! :D

Sorry for being so nerotic and weird. I haven't had a House episode in two weeks and I'm going through withdrawl symptoms. XD I think I need rehab. X_X! </rambling>.




STEP 1: Choose your base and crop your picture (dur) and sharpen if you want. I read somewhere that sharpening your base makes your final product grainy or overly sharpened or something. I haven't been able to see the difference so far. So, bottom line: it's up to you. XD

STEP 2: Copy your base 4 times: set the bottom 3 to screen, then the 3rd to 82% opacity; set the fourth layer to softlight 45%. Remember guys, this is going to vary depending on your original picture so make sure to change it up if things look strange.

STEP 3: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective colour.

Reds: -64 | -3 | +6 | 0
Yellow: 0 | 0 | -39 | 0
Green: +100 | -100 | +100 | +24
Neutral: +8 | -3 | -18 | 0

STEP 4: Make another Selective colour layer

Greens: -100 | -27 | +63 | +64
Cyan: +100 | -100 | +100 | +100

STEP 5: Copy your base, drag to top and set the blend mode to softlight 41%

STEP 6: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and punch in these settings. It's going to come out looking freaky but we're going to change the blend mode to softlight 83%

curvesred.png picture by OperaticXingenue

curvesgreen.png picture by OperaticXingenue

curvesblue.png picture by OperaticXingenue


STEP 7: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > colour balance

Midtones
: -100 | +59 | +100

Set this layer to softlight 49%

STEP 8: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > colour balance (again.)

Midtones: +8 | +12 | -32


STEP 9: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation

Master
: 0 | +5 | 0
Reds: 0 | +8 | 0
Yellow: 0 | -33 | 0
Greens: 0 | +5  |0
Cyan: 0 | +7 | 0

STEP 10: Merge all the layers (Ctrl+Shift+E)


And there you have it! If it comes out a bit too dark, you can fiddle with the RGB on the curves or add a screen layer.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll try my best to answer them! :)



Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
hetairai
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
dded to mems!
sweetandsombre
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
really good!

(saved.)
thanks for sharing.
trapnhawksbaby
Oct. 29th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Could you possibly give me the input and output numbers on the curves layer? I'm still new to all of this and it helps me to put the numbers in. Thanks!
operaticingenue
Oct. 29th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
X_X I wish I could but... I can't. I forgot to jot it all down while I was making the icon so the best I could do was screen cap the curve settings. I'll try to get you the numbers ASAP though. I'm currently writing an essay for my AmLit class and it's a real pain. X_X
trapnhawksbaby
Oct. 29th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
No rush, I understand totally. I'm working on a paper for my lit class as well, so I feel your pain!
operaticingenue
Oct. 29th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
*Hugs* I used to want to be an comp major but... nuh-uh. Not anymore.

Good luck on your paper! Damn, papers suck. D:
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