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02 March 2007 @ 09:35 pm
Tutorial #1 - Emilie de Ravin  

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STEP ONE: Find a base; crop, resize, screen, multiply, whatever
For this icon, i duplicated the base and screened the layer. At the end, if the icon colouring is too intense, just alter the percentage of the screen layer.

STEP TWO: make a colour balance adjustment layer (Layer> Adjustment Layer> Colour Balance) with the settings below:
Shadows: +15, +17, +21
Midtones: -20, -10, +3
Highlights: -10, -9, -21

STEP THREE: new hue/saturation adjustment layer
Saturation: +45

STEP FOUR: new selective colour adjustment layer
Reds: -24, 0, 0, 0
Yellows: -28, -83, -5, +13
Neutrals: 0, -33, +5, -8

STEP FIVE: another selective colour adjustment layer
Reds: -100, 0, +100, +100
Yellows: -11, 0, -43, 0

STEP SIX: another selective colour adjustment layer (last one, i promse :D)
Reds: -100, 0, +100, +100
Yellows: -11, 0, -43, 0

And you're done!

.psd downloadable here

other icons with the same colouring:

Gen: Veronica Mars - Phonexg3n on March 2nd, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
TURD. +mems
♥xshoot2thrill on March 2nd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
gen is turdalicious.

yeah. that's rite.

boo candy shop.
♥xshoot2thrill on March 2nd, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
oh, and i lost my voice. kinda.

so that's gonna put me out of a job for coxing
Gen: Milo - A Hat.xg3n on March 3rd, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Thats right. That was for saying boo candyshop :D ITS SCIENCE.
Sonja: loversfannie85 on March 2nd, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
OMG Thank you so much.

I Love this tut.
myfairytalexoxo on March 2nd, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
oooh! this is gorgeous. adding to mems!
shine_shine on March 2nd, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
Adding to mems.
Muneca: Christina Aguilera- Losing your sensesalways_muneca on March 3rd, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Love the icon. Very original :)
p: Calvin & Hobbesscraps on March 2nd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I love the outcome! It makes the icon look really natural which is hard to find these days. Adding to mems :)
hustlerosebellahustlerosebella on March 2nd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous tutorial!
If there wasn't any selective coloring, I'd try it out, but otherwise, awesome tut! =]
edgyovation on March 2nd, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
love this tut..
adding to mems!
Muneca: Heart Glassesalways_muneca on March 3rd, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Very nice tut. Thanx :)
Pearly: Emmy (Wings)iluvpoto on March 3rd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
love! and downloaded the file so I can try! thank you! : D
Carmen: nerdx_neverbroken on March 3rd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
stunning coloring! +mems
i am jack's broken heart ★: [Bones] Come on Closer.already_used on March 3rd, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Very nice tutorial. Snagged the .psd and will try it sooner or later.
Thanks a lot! :)
silentmovie_xx on March 3rd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
amazing tut.
trishreality_free on March 3rd, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks! I know some people don't like to add .psds to the tuts because they're afraid they will get people making the exact same icons, but I think it just makes it easier to mess around with the layers you've provided and add some of your own to get a different type of effect with the coloring.

My point was that it's a nice tutorial and I'm saving it!
Sophie: fashionsixtiespink on March 4th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Awesome tut. Am snagging the psd, and will be trying it out later! =)
sun_12 on March 4th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
love it !! +membs ;)

here is my result:
♥xshoot2thrill on March 5th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
yay! thats so cool :D.
I want lacasitos :): House11pink_1lady on March 6th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
so cute!i love it!
~~~~~~disasteral_boys on March 24th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Great tut!
I use PSP9 and when i imported the psd it said it wasn't supported. Does this mean theres a new version of PSP which suypports selective colour, or maybe I've just got it wrong :(
Which PSP or PS do you use???
♥xshoot2thrill on March 25th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
i used CS2. i'm sorry i cant help you more
Alison: Sufjan Stevensbringonbluesky on April 17th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
adding to memories, thanks!
misterscribbs: House cameronmisterscribbs on July 15th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! +mems!
Victoria: bellaedwardbeautifultobeleftunseen on December 6th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
lovely coloring! thanks (:
angela loves the fakeslovethefakes on May 27th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
thats just awesome!!
ShinSoloshinsolo on June 15th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)

that's what i came up with! Very nice tutorial btw! I did take out the very last selective color layer .. it seemed to be a repeat and just made it look too fake color wise . . oh and blurred the background a little. thanks for showingme how to do that! very nice : )
isabellehanschenfangirl on September 29th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
This is gorgeous! I love it.