So here's the tutorial:
Made in PS CS2. Not transitable.
First, we obviously open the picture we're gonna work with. You can crop it if you're going to make icons or any other thing.
Go to Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Selective Color
Make sure RELATIVE is marked.
And this how the pic looks now:
Now go to Layers> New Adjustement Layer> Color Balance
Make sure that PRESERVE LUMINOSITY is marked.
And it looks like this right now:
Go back toto Layers> New Adjustment Layer> Selective Color
Again, make sure RELATIVE is marked.
And we got...
Now, let's go to Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layer> Hue/Saturation
Make sure it's set to MASTER
Our current look:
This is the final step if you wanna leave the pic in colour.
Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layer> Curves
I'm going to make this clear now: forget about the 2 points that appear when you open it. You gotta click to create new ones, 3 in each layer.
Point 1: Input: 53 / Output: 23
Point 2: Input: 122 / Output: 153
Point 3: Input: 194 / Output: 215
Point 1: Input: 54 / Output: 69
Point 2: Input: 122 / Output: 131
Point 3 Input: 189 / Output: 200
Point 1: Input: 51 / Output: 72
Point 2: Input: 126 / Output: 135
Point 3: Input: 199 / Output: 204
Point 1: Input: 57 / Output: 23
Point 2: Input: 116 / Output: 148
Point 3: Input: 189 / Output: 225
And this is what we get!!
You can leave there or you can add 2 steps more:
Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layer> Gradient map
Choose the black & white gradient.
And it looks like this:
And now this is the final step!
Go to Layers > New Adjustment Layer> Brightness/Contrast
I think it's necesary to say this: Do not copy excatly the tutorial. This is just a guide as pictures have different colours and lights, so depending on that you must have to change some of the numbers above or redo one or two steps until you make it look the way you want it.
Other examples with this tecnique changing the amounts (aka numbers):
If anyone has doubts, please just ask in this post or over HEREin the original post and if you try this I'd like to see your results!!