I promise, my next tutorial will be much more amazing. XD
Tools Used: Photoshop CS4
Translatable: Yes (minus one selective color layer)
This tutorial works best with images with lots of blue & little reds.
Choose an image with lots of blue/whites/blacks & little reds. I chose this image of Squalo from Katekyo Hitman Reborn.
Duplicate your base & set it to Soft Light 100%. [Repeat if your image is too dark]
Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation. Saturation = +53.
Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance. Enter in:
Midtones: -100 -21 +100
Shadows: -33 0 -15
Highlights: 0 0 -4
& set to SOFT LIGHT!
Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves. Enter in:
Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast.
Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels.
Levels: 0 0.80 255
Place this gradient over your icon & set it to Color Burn 50%
FOR PHOTOSHOP USERS ONLY!Go Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color.
Yellow: +1 0 +100 0
Cyans: +100 -29 -21 +11
Whites: 0 0 0 -25
Blacks: 0 0 0 +4
Paste this textures by unknown over the image. Set to Screen 100%. Because I didn't want to cover Squalo's face, I only used a portion of the image.
Paste this texture by unknown. Set to Screen 100%.
Paste this Texture. Set to Lighten 100%.
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