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27 January 2007 @ 06:50 pm
tutorial IV: Leyton  
um...actually i'm just bored, so i figured i could make a tutorial...

from to
[x] made with PS CS
[x] requires basic knowledge of curves and selective coloring



001
find a picture.
mine is this one from lucasandpeyton.com
crop it.



002
duplicate the base.
set it to screen.
opacity 100%.



003
layer >> new adjustment layer >> selective color
use the following settings:

reds
cyan: -51
magenta: -11
yellow: +80
black: 0

yellows
cyan: -30
magenta: -1
yellow: +28
black: 0

neutrals
cyan: +21
magenta: 0
yellow: -21
black: -9




004
layer >> new adjustment layer >> curves
use the follwing settings:

RGB looks like this
#1 Input: 20
Output: 0
#2 Input: 106
Output: 112

red
#1 Input: 135
Output: 150

blue
#1 Input: 131
Output: 124

download the curves @ sendspace




005
layer >> new adjustment layer >> selective color
use the following settings:

reds
cyan: -22
magenta: 0
yellow: +17
black: 0

yellows
cyan: -67
magenta: 0
yellow: +18
black: 0

neutrals
cyan: +33
magenta: 0
yellow: 0
black: 0



006
layer >> new adjustment layer >> curves
use the follwing settings:

RGB looks like this
#1 Input: 32
Output: 0
#2 Input: 121
Output: 121

download the curves @ sendspace



that's it!
you can of course add some text, a nice texture, some brushes or whatever you want ;)


my icon turned out weird. what can i change?
every picture is different so you won't be able to copy this tutorial exactly.
if you don't like your outcome try the following things;

the icon is too bright/dark
add another screen-layer (or reduce the opacity of the first one)

the icon has too much contrast
leave out the last step.

the coloring is too bluish/redish
leave away one of the selective colorings or the first curves-layer (or just play with the numbers)

the coloring still looks like something is missing
try another selective color/curves-layer
add a color-filled layer (e.g. light blue on color burn or light pink on soft light.

etc.



[x] don't copy exactly
[x] i'd love to see what you come up with
[x] feel free to friend or join pineapple_icons
[x] feel free to ask for a tutorial for another icon (i won't promis anything but i'll try!)


other examples made with (almost) the same technique


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Every dream has her Secret: Ray & Neela // Roomiesdreams_secrets on January 27th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Love this!
+ mems:
I made this:

simsi: [House] chase/cam she will be lovedsimsi on January 27th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
aww...yours came out really lovely!
Счастливица-унца унца дрицаца: ахмагнифисент!beatrica on January 27th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
mems!:)
amazing tutorial! thanks:)
Spikes Bintspikesbint on January 28th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
thanks I am going to give this a try, always looking for a good coloring tutorial and i love the coloring in this one
Spikes Bintspikesbint on January 28th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
i know this is cheeky, but i cannot get to grips with curves no matter how hard i try, could you save the curves setting and make it downloadable? pretty please?
simsi: [OTH] leyton finallysimsi on January 28th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
no problem! i added them into the entry. i've never done this, so i'm not sure if it works...if you need me to upload them somewhere else, just let me know ;)
Spikes Bint: christine smilingspikesbint on January 28th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
thank you so much :)
Mirandalucentvictrola on January 28th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
That's really cool :D

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simsi: [OTH] leyton finallysimsi on January 28th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
wow...that looks awsome, great job!
foryourwit on January 28th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous coloring! Adding to memories. =)
♥ Vicki
chrissycakes_xx on January 28th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
oh that's lovely!
+mems, thank you!
Ashley: csi miami1-ryan orange shirt-standingfunsized on January 28th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
this is what I made:



This tutorial is awesome!
simsi: [House] chase/cam she will be lovedsimsi on January 30th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
awww! this looks really nice!
Ida: celeb;ryan hanssen:smilefomle on February 2nd, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Pretty! Snagged the curves and memorized the tut :) ty!
panickingxerin on February 4th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
i love it :D
chloe !: Nathan/Haleychloerzzz on February 18th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
great tutorial! added it to mems. :)
dana_crimson on February 19th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
Looking great, I will try this some time, thanks!
rupeterupete on June 22nd, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
I made this:
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every man has a mollyisaysummer on July 10th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
great tutorial.