simply_a_melody (simply_a_melody) wrote in silencethecity,
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Bright Coloring Tutorial # 3 PS-CS 
Great with bases with Red, Green, and Yellow!
Beginner/Intermediate
Going from this:
to this  




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The program I'm using is PS-CS and involves selective colouring so I'm not sure if it'll
transfer into PSP or Gimp but if there's a will, there's a way. lol.

Open up your image and crop and resize.

 

Duplicate your base icon and set it to Screen 27%.
(mess around with this one seeing you might not need it)



Duplicate your base icon and set it to Softlight 100%. 
(mess around with this one seeing you might not need it)

 


Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer>Hue/ Saturation
and put saturation: +25
(mess around with this one)

 


Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer>Selective Color
(i know... i hate selective coloring too)
REDS:         -51     0        0       0

GREENS:     0    -100   100   -27

 


Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer>Selective Color
REDS:           -45    -7      +22   +100

YELLOWS:   -4    -39    +100   -32

GREENS:       0     -62        0     +100

CYAN:            0    -100       0    +100

NEUTRALS: -21     0         0         0
*note, this layer can be VERY dramatic so mess around with this






Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer>Selective Color
(okay, i promise, this is the last selective layer)
GREENS:   0    -31    +100    0




Go to  Layers>New Adjustment Layers> Brightness/Contrast:
Brightness: -3
Contrast: +6

 


And TADA!  From this:
to this

Other icons made by this tutorial:
   

Your finished icon won't be this exact coloring 'cos it all depends on your base so any questions? 

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