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16 January 2009 @ 11:59 am
Tutorial #002: RU.boy  
This is my take on the light blue type of coloring that's kinda popular as of late. It uses selective coloring, so not translatable!


Begin with your base. If it's dark or doesn't have a lot of contrast, duplicate it and set to Screen on Soft Light, on whatever opacity looks best. I didn't do anything to mine.

Fill a new layer with #c1d9e7, and set to Linear Burn at 60% opacity.

Fill a new layer with #9d837d, and set to Soft Light at 100% opacity.

Create a new Selective Color layer with these settings:
Reds: -100, 0, +100, 0
Whites: 0, 0, 0, -60
Neutrals: -10, -15, 0, 0
Blacks: 0, 0, 0, 20

Fill a new layer with #1a1300, and set to Exclusion at 50% opacity.

Fill a new layer with #1a0000, and set to Exclusion at 50% opacity.

Other icons made with this technique:
danielachan on January 16th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing :)
PAULINA。lady_akira on January 16th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
adding to mems! thank you :3
シャニーンshaneen on January 16th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
i adore the coloring, thanks for sharing.
Steph: Friends-Rachelaniexx on January 17th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
looks so good!
Spontaneous acts of violent love: For the birds 02pressao on January 17th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Love it. Thanks!
marilyn: stock [sushi]chonun on January 17th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
pretty! thanks!
Heather: Yunho_nerdheatherxwho on January 17th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
looks great. thanks for sharing. :]
kalafinakalafina on January 17th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
the color looks great!thanks for the tut
p a i n t e d s u n s e t spaintedsunsets on February 3rd, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
this is awesome :] if you don't mind, could you send me the psd?
.: Glitchprobot on March 10th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
This is GORGEOUS <3
Annickprofilenotfound on October 16th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
This is beautiful! Adding to mems :)