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08 January 2008 @ 06:40 pm
Tutorial #001: Lee Minwoo  
I was bored, so here's a tutorial! Learn how to go from
in Photoshop. Uses selective coloring, so not translatable. :(

Begin with your base.

If your base is dark, duplicate it and set to Screen on whatever opacity looks good. You can always go back and mess with it later. I set mine to Screen 100%.

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and set Saturation to +30.

Create a new Selective Color layer with these settings:
Reds: -100, 0, +100, 0
Yellows: +100, +44, -35, -5
Neutrals: +38, +38, +3, -13

Create another Selective Color layer with these settings:
Reds: +100, -6, +25, +4
Neutrals: +35, +18, -25, -21

If your image is too yellow, to tone it down some I like to put in a little SC layer with these settings.:
Yellows: 0, 0, -100, 0
I didn't use it for this image, however.

Create a new Curves layer:
First point: 69, 74
Second point: 174, 193

Create a new layer and fill with #790000. Set to Exclusion 53%.

Copy your base and bring to the top. Set to Soft Light 50%.

Copy your base again and set to Darken 50%. You can play with this layer to get different contrasts.

And there you go!

This method is pretty versatile. You can mess with lots of opacities and Soft Light layers to get many different results.
Icons made using variations:

punker26 on January 9th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
memming! Thanks!! =D
ϟ: JIN!!!briar on January 9th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
+memmed xD
Nepthysnepthys6669 on January 9th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
that looks nice, thanks for sharing it
☆カエ☆~소원kaerarehen on January 9th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
very nice *O* *memmed*
Gaby: Jared: blue eyesg_ivy_ar on January 9th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
awesome coloring! will give it a try, thanks! ^_^
sniper valley.: teppeistarsurfer on January 29th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Wah, nice. And the last icon is Teppei, right? ♥