caity | tulita pepsi (shornt) wrote in juicy_berries,
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My first tutoriall!

Ok, so I haven't posted icons in FOREVER. Cause with the end of summer, came the end of having time to upload a big icon update. So I thought I'd redeem myself a little bit with a tutorial, haha

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Made in Photoshop CS
Includes selective color & color balance




1. Crop/Resize your base and sharpen.
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2. Duplicate your base, set to Screen. The opacity varies on the picture; this was a dark cap, so I actually kept this layer at 100% and merged it with the base, then duplicated that and set to Screen 50%. You need to experiment with the Screen layers.
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3. Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation
RBG: Saturation +20
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4. Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Reds: -100, 0, 100, 0
Yellows: -100, 0, -35, 0
Neutrals: 100, -33, -32, -33
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5. Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Color Balance
Midtones: -61, 0, 23
Shadows: -22, 0, 28
Highlights: 0, 0, -14
Check Preserve Luminosity
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6. Layers > Fill Layer > Solid Color
#C8C9C9, Color Burn 100%
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7. Layers > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Reds: -100, 0, -23, 0
Yellows: -1, 0, -100, 0
Cyans: 100, 0, -100, 0
Blues: 100, 0, -100, 0
Magentas: 0, -100, 0, 0
Whites: 0, 0, -100, 0
Neutrals: -37, 1, 17, 7
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8. Layers > Fill Layer > Solid Color
#0A2044, Exclusion 100%
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9. Duplicate your base, and drag it to the top.
Desaturate (ctrl + shift + u) and set to soft light, 100% (or overlay, if you want more contrast)
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Done! Add whatever text, brushes, textures you want.

Other icons made with this coloring:
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Just as a request, please don't come out with 50 icons that are identical to this. Play around with the steps and experiment with what works best for the picture and what you like :-) You'll find that some images come out very blue (it will mostly pop the reds, but enhance blues, especially in pale colors) so you have to adjust certain layers.

Comments are love!

Tags: !maker: uponastar08 / shornt, tutorial: coloring
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