dreamt_too_late (dreamt_too_late) wrote in icon_tutorial,
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Coloring tut.

Coloring tutorial.
Made using Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Involves Selective Color layers.
Total of sixteen steps.
.PSD Included.
Enjoy.

This.
 To.

Number one. Crop your base to 100 x 100.
Number two. Duplicate your base and set to Screen at 20%
Number three. Duplicate your base again and drag it to the top and set to Soft Light at 64% 
Number four. Create a new layer and fill with 000000 and set to Soft Light at 30%
Number five. Create a new layer and fill with 05082a and set to Exclusion at 100%
Number six. Create a new layer and fill with 2a1905 and set to Exclusion at 100%
Number seven. Create a new layer and fill with ff0000 and set to Overlay at 4%
Number eight. Create a new layer and fill with dddddd and set to Color Burn at 100%
Number ten. Create a new layer and fill with 150320 and set to Soft Light at 10%
Number eleven. Create a Selective Color layer -

Reds: -100 +33 +100 +0
Yellows: +30 -49 -48 -31
Greens: -100 +100 -100 +0
Cyans: -100 -100 -100 +0
Blues: +100 +9 +42 +0
Magentas: +15 -7 +32 +16
Whites: -19 -20 -39 -19

Number twelve. Create another Selective Color layer and keep as Normal at 60% -

Reds: +23 +16 +19 +0
Yellows: -100 +20 -11 +0

Number thirteen. Create a Hue/Saturation layer -

Master: Saturation: +15

Number fourteen. Create a Color Balance layer and keep as Normal at 66% - 

Midtones: -62 +5 +33
Shadows: +8 -2 +0
Highlights: +3 +6 -8

Number fifteen. Duplicate your base and grag to the top and set to Luminosity at 15%
Number sixteen. Create a Channel Mixer layer -

Red: +105 -10 +13 +0
Green: +1 +105 -2 +0
Blue: +7 +1 +102 +0

.PSD

You're DONE!

Remember that you may need to change opercitys, add or take out layers. 
Experiment with the coloring and you may want to add textures and what not like I did with the same icon.

Could you please leave all comments at my LJ: Here

Examples.

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