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06 April 2009 @ 02:44 pm
TUTORIAL 001  
TO

Made in Adobe Photoshop CS2.
As requested by brookedavis93 & picture2burn from THIS batch.
Note that this is a recreation as I didn't save the original PSD.


01. First take this image from edwardandbella.net. Copy on a 100x100 canvas and play around until you find a good crop.

02. Now you have to sharpen the image. Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen and leave at 100%.

03. Go to Image > Adjustments > Auto Levels and leave at 100% which will automatically make your image lighter and give it more contrast which will enhance colouring. Yet after that the image still looked slightly dull so duplicate the base and set it to screen at a 25% opacity, now it will be slightly lighter. You're now ready to work on colour.

Result:

04. To start working on colouring first merge your layers so it looks nice and clean. Now go to Image > Adjustments > Variations. In midtones click more yellow and OK. This will add some warmth to your picture. But your image will now look extremely yellow so go to Edit > Fade Variations and set it to 10%.

Result:

05. Now we want to enhance some specific colours so your icon becomes more 'eye catching'. To do this create a selective colour layer.
Settings:
Reds: -6, 5, 5, 0

06. In the previous step we worked on just reds, in this step we'll also enhance some other colours. Create another selective colour layer.
Settings:
Reds: -100, 5, 57, 0
Yellows: 15, 0, -44, 0
Whites: 20, 0 ,0 ,0
Neutrals: 20, 0, 0, 0

Result:

07. I find that the Curves feature is a good way to create some depth in your image so not suprisingly, create a new Curves layer.
Channel:
RGB: Input: 125, Output 118
BLUE; Input 164, Output 153

08. Create a new layer and fill it with #7a7e01. Set to soft light at 16%. This is to complete the warm tone on your icon before we play around with cooler tones.

Result:

09. If you look at the result above I find it too yellow/green. We want to go for a more fresh look while not taking away the 'warmth' of the icon. So create a new Photo Filter layer. Choose Cooling Filter (80) and set it to Normal at 95%. Your image should now have a more blue tint to it.

10. Next we want to up the colours again so they pop out more. A good way to do this is with a Hue/Saturation Layer.
In Master up the Saturation 22.

Result:

11. Create a new layer and fill it with #310700. Set it to Exclusion at 100%. This will get rid of the intense red of the previous step and make the icon more blue.

12. Now create another new layer and fill it with #372f2a. Set it at Lighten at 100%. This layer will soften the whole icon up a bit.

Result:

13. To finsh the colouring create a final Selective Colour layer just to up the colour of the lips slightly.
Settings:
Reds: -72, 2, 5, 0

14. I added this texture by innocent_lexys and set it at soft light at 15%. Though it might be hard to see, the texture slightly lightens the cheeks and side of the nose which are quite dark.

Result:

And you're done! Any questions, just ask.

Other examples made with this technique:



*PSD is uploaded.
After having over 166 downloads and not even near half that many comments I've decided to put a bit of a restriction on the PSD. From now on you:

~Must be a member and/or watching the community.
~Once you join, comment on this post and I will message you the link to the PSD. (Make sure your email notification is turned on or you check your INBOX).


It's just nice to receive some feedback since thats what inspires me to keep going. It's kind of discouraging having so many people download and not bother mention that they are. Thanks for you consideration ♥.


*Just remember that the PSD doesn't show the first few steps as I merged those layers, (preparing your base & variations) just remember that preparing your base is an essential step.

Comment // Credit // Enjoy // JOIN? :D
 
 
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Mrs. Laura Jean Linn ღ: pic » jenna jameson » candid hatmama_luv on April 6th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
love this! thank you for sharing!!
Id love the .PSD, if you decide to upload it ;)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
You're welcome ♥

PSD is up.
(no subject) - brookedavis93 on April 7th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
fashion_voguefashion_vogue on April 6th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
gorgeous i'd love the psd as well
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)


PSD is up.
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Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
Enjoy ♥

PSD is up in case you wanted it.
kierasummerstar18 on April 6th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
lovely! memming.
but i wouldn't mind the psd either :)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Enjoy ♥

PSD is up.
マークneonflames on April 6th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Really nice result.^^
I'd love the PSD.
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)


PSD is up.
Isabella: J. Depppicture2burn on April 6th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
*ish stunned*
OhemGee!! Yay! You are totally amazing!!
I promise to post my results as soon as I get them :D
*agrees with majority* I would love a PSD that way I could still use the coloring when my CS4 trial expires :o

Thank you So much again!
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: *ish stunned*
You're welcome dear ♥

PSD is up.
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Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
I love your icon. I just re-watched Chronicles of Narnia, it's so amazing!

Oh and PSD is up in case you wanted it.
with eight seconds left in overtimefrozencustard on April 7th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
i love this coloring and would really appreciate a .psd :)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)


PSD is up.
shalowatershalowater on April 7th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
this is beautiful. did you use it for your stock icons too?
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, at least for most of them. There might have been some other steps but I really don't remember, just kinda played around till it looked good I guess lol.

(no subject) - shalowater on April 8th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Danieladanielachan on April 7th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this :)
Taking PSD and memming
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!

I was browsing your comm, love your tutorials.


(no subject) - danielachan on April 8th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
S.: pic#87452177biancca on April 7th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
i'm taking the .psd, thank you, amazing colouring ! ♥
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
That's such an honour coming from you, your icons are amazing! ♥
Karisburnbook31 on April 7th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
oh... there lovely.

taking the .psd. :D

thank you and mem it! XD
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 7th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
You're welcome & enjoy! ♥
toadclubbertoadclubber on April 8th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
snagging the psd, thanks!
will credit.
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 8th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Enjoy ♥
gusty_cullengusty_cullen on April 8th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
love this, snagging!:]
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 8th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Enjoy ♥
fascination21fascination21 on April 11th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Nice!
Can I have the PSD. please =)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining ♥

I will message you the link to the PSD so check your inbox :)
fannie1z on April 11th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
amazing colors ~:)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining ♥

I will message you the link to the PSD so check your inbox :)
sjnubbel on April 11th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Can I have the psd please? It's very beautiful :)
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
You seem to have the messaging option disabled so I can't send you the link. I will gladly send it to you if you enable it :)

Otherwise leave me your email address and I'll send it there. (I'll delete the comment as soon as I get the address so your address is not publicly displayed).
flickasaunders on April 11th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
This is a beautiful effect. May I please have the PSD?
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining ♥

I will message you the link to the PSD so check your inbox :)
brokenbarbie12 on April 11th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
one of the best colouring that I have ever seen <3
can I translate it to my forum?
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you!

I'm always kind of hesitant allowing stuff to be posted else where because of previous experiences. Could you show me the forum?

Ps. Your icon is love
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sisterinapazzasisterinapazza on April 11th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
I love this coloring *-*
I'd love the PSD.
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
You seem to have the messaging option disabled so I can't send you the link. I will gladly send it to you if you enable it :)

Otherwise leave me your email address and I'll send it there. (I'll delete the comment as soon as I get the address so your address is not publicly displayed).
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(no subject) - writetothepoint on April 11th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
collectherbonescollectherbones on April 12th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
OMG such a gorgeous coloring! You're so talented :)
Can I have the psd please?
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 12th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining ♥

I will message you the link to the PSD so check your inbox :)
meganlovesjared on April 13th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
This Coloring is just amazing! I have no words to describe how beautiful it is.
I tried it, and this is what i got:
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 13th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, your result came out beautifully!

it's julswandererjulia on April 14th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
ohh great coloring..I'd like the psd if it's possible *.* thanks in advance..
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 14th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining ♥

I will message you the link to the PSD so check your inbox :)
(no subject) - wandererjulia on April 14th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lorenna_starlorenna_star on April 16th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
i like this one!! thanks so much, could i get the psd?
thanks!!
Jennahwritetothepoint on April 17th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
~Must be a member and/or watching the community.

Please join and I will be happy to send it to you :)
Victoriatobeleftunseen on April 17th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
it looks gorgeous! :D psd by any chance? (: