Awesomatic ☆ Robotronic Ring Ding Dong L☆verholic (kaanivaru) wrote in icon_tutorial,
Awesomatic ☆ Robotronic Ring Ding Dong L☆verholic
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Icon Tutorial #7 by star_jrock



Credits: xloliconsx
Made in: AdobePhotoshop 7.0
Creator: kaanivaru
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RULES:
Comments would be awesome! :)
Credit is not needed, unless you take one of the examples. xD
Don't hotlink, please.
Don't redistribute.
Questions are welcomed.
I would love to see your results!
Enjoy!



*note: This tutorial works best with most images, but it works best with variety of colors that are already in the image. It's just my opinion. So yeah!

Okay, open your image, resize it to your desired size. I "UNSHARP MASK" my image first with this setting, you can if you want to, but my image was a bit blurry:
UNSHARP MASK
amount: 50
radius: 1.0
threshold: 0

o1. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
REDS:
cyan: -100
magenta: 45
yellow: 100
black: 0

YELLOWS:
cyan: 100
magenta: 45
yellow: 55
black: 0

NEUTRALS:
cyan: 15
magenta: 5
yellow: 9
black: -20


o2. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Channel Mixer
RED:
red: 100
green: -10
blue: 0
GREEN:
red: 0
green: 100
blue: -4


o3. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation
MASTER:
saturation: +15


o4. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Colour Balance
MIDTONES:
22 | -15 | -15
SHADOWS:
-22 | 31 | 31
HIGHLIGHTS:
22 | 5 | 20


o5. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
MODE: Exclusion OPACITY: 95%
COLOR: #0A253C


o6. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
MODE: Soft Light OPACITY: 40%
COLOR: #DACBB7


o7. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation
MASTER:
saturation: +25


o8. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
MODE: Linear Burn OPACITY: 30%
COLOR: #B3B3B3


o9. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
MODE: Soft Light OPACITY: 40%
COLOR: #3A88A2


o10. Add Texture

Set to: OVERLAY
Made by: lookslikerain @ soaked


o12. Add Texture

Set to: SCREEN
Made by: threeeyespei


o13. Add Texture

Set to: LINEAR DODGE
Made by: banquier @ serene_infinity

*I've rotated the texture around ROTATE 90° CW, so it won't be in his face. Now you should be done! Add some text if you want.

You can find the .PSD over HERE.
Tags: colouring: channel mixer, colouring: colour balance, colouring: saturation, colouring: selective colouring, program: photoshop, tutorial: colouring, tutorial: textures
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