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29 July 2007 @ 04:28 pm
tutorial no. 11  

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1. Open your base, crop & sharpen as you'd like.

2. To brighten the base a bit we'll add a new curves layer [layers > new adjustment layer > curves] with the following settings:
Point One
I: 47 O: 70
Point Two
I: 55 O: 92
Point 3
I: 167 O: 176

3. Next, to bring out more red in the picture we'll make a new color balance layer [layers > new adjustment layer > color balance] with the following settings:
100, 0, 0

4. Now to balance out the red, add a channel mixer layer [layers > new adjustment layer > channel mixer] with the following settings:
Output Channel: Red
80, -20, 15, 3

5. Duplicate your base and drag it to the top. Set it to multiply with an opacity of 50.

6. Now it's a little dark so we'll add a brightness/contrast layer [layers > new adjustment layer > brightness/contrast] with the following settings:
Brightness: 30

7. To add a little bit more color make a new hue/saturation/lightness layer [layers > new adjustment layer> hue/saturation/lightness] with the following settings:
master: 20
yellows: -30

8. Make another curves layer with the following settings:
Point One
I: 61 O: 64

9. Brighten it up some more with a brightness/contrast layer, and set brightness to 15.

10. To give your icon some depth, merge all layers and duplicate your base. Set it to soft light.

And you're finished! :) Feedback is appreciated [did you like it? any parts that confused you?] and I'd love to see what you've come up with.

Other icons made with this tutorial:

just brandi.: V - Blowing Kissescurve on July 29th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh. I like! Very nice effect. I will totally be trying this later. :*
ssupersonic on July 29th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
:) thanks, enjoyy
jendearyme on July 30th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
i'm a little confused about the first part with the points. i'm not sure how to go to point 1, to 2, and so on. (i'm a newbie at this) hehe.
ssupersonic on July 30th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
to make a new point all you have to do is click somewhere on the curves map and then type in the settings where the input and output boxes are. hope this helps!
Gen: Alias - I KNOW KUNG-FU!xg3n on July 30th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC)
+mems :D
ssupersonic on July 30th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
:D thanks, enjoy
♥brokendartist on August 7th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
beautiful *memmed*
Bob Bryar + Slippers= sex: BUTCHER/FUCKINCUTEdiamant_rouge on August 9th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
lovely, thankyou :)
worship-elle: Jesus Navas (1)worship_elle on August 11th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Very useful, thanks!
worship-elle: Diya Mirzaworship_elle on September 19th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Very pretty, the effect looks great!
worship-elle: Bipasha Basu and John Abrahamworship_elle on September 19th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
LOL, I didn't knew I commented here XD.
gutterhistoriagutterhistoria on September 27th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
hey, i really love the icons you've made with this tutorial, but do you think you could make a screen shot of the step with the points? I really tried out but it's always somethinh different whenever I try it *__*
(Anonymous) on December 25th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Me too, it's dark and it's really ugly :S
Lalitalalitadreams on March 22nd, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I would know if that you disturbed if I translated a few yours tutos into French and that I put this translations on my LJ.
Of course it there was a link for your LJ