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Requested Tutorial: Keeping bits of color on a desaturated image [5.06.06 (Saturday) 8:30pm]

alleycatfish
Skill Level: Any/all
Program: PS CS2, but is most likely translatable to any program if you know it well enough.
Notes: There are so many different ways to accomplish this - this is just the way I do it.

In 5 easy steps and NO erasing!Collapse )

If anyone knows a different way, feel free to comment with it and I will add it to the post.
Please comment if you have any questions!
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Requests - take 2 [3.28.06 (Tuesday) 4:23am]

alleycatfish
Hey guys! I know it's been a month or so since the last requests post and most of the things that have been requested have not been filled - I apologize for that.

If those who requested in the last post, if you still would like tutorials on those specific things, please leave a comment here. Be sure to include what programs you use!

Also, if anyone else would like a tutorial on anything, leave a comment here. Be specific, include examples if you'd like.

As in the last request post, the comments will be screened!
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Mod Post [3.19.06 (Sunday) 7:38pm]

obliquity
Just a couple of reminders to those with posting access:

1) Please make sure that your tutorials are posted directly to the community. This is in the posting guidelines so I just want to make sure that you're aware of it.
2) If you haven't yet - and most of you with posting access haven't - please join itutwriters. It's a community I set up specifically for those who post here to discuss tutorials and to perhaps bounce ideas off other members. Membership is moderated so if you don't have posting access here you won't get approved for membership there.

Thanks guys! :)

And for those who are watching the community and learning, the call for requests is now closed as we still have quite a few requests to fulfill. Once we have those done I may do another post asking for suggestions. Please keep an eye out for that!
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okay, first tutorial [3.19.06 (Sunday) 10:52am]

cadoganxx
Tutorial Type: icon tutorial; color correction
Skill level: beginner/intermediate
Program used: ps7
Notes: Hopefully the steps are clear!
it's going from Image hosting by Photobucket to Image hosting by Photobucket.


click for tutorial.Collapse )
Remember:
A. Don't copy the tutorial exactly! It's slightly different for every image! Toy around with it!
B. Pimp the community iconifixation! Friend it! Become our affilate! YAY.

I hope you enjoyed it ;)
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Tutorial #11 - Tiny Text Tutorial [3.06.06 (Monday) 4:36pm]

obliquity
Gotta love the alliteration eh? heh

Tutorial Type: text tutorial
Skill level: any
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial teaches you how to create your own tiny text as well as introducing the character palette.

click to see the tutorialCollapse )
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Queer as Folk Tutorial (B/J) Photoshop CS2 [2.27.06 (Monday) 1:38pm]

myrasis
How to try to make but end up with .

Well, second time's the charm right?Collapse )
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Mod Post [2.26.06 (Sunday) 10:47am]

obliquity
Hi gang!

I have created the community for those of us with posting access here - itutwriters. Everyone with posting access should have received an invitation to join itutwriters but if you didn't, let me know and I'll send it along. :)

If anyone is interested in helping out and wants posting access, visit this post for more information!

Thanks gang and keep your suggestions coming in! You can submit your requests here
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Call for requests! [2.25.06 (Saturday) 6:14am]

obliquity
Hi folks! I have a special offer (of sorts) for you! I want you to leave a comment in this post with a tutorial you would like to see. What I would like to do is then take those requests and see which of our tutorial writers would be able to help out! So if you have a tutorial you'd like to see, leave a comment. If you can help out with writing a tutorial, leave a comment!

I would also like to know, from those that write the tutorials, if it would be worthwhile to have an "itutwriters" community to help with community management - I thought it would be a decent idea but your thoughts are appreciated. I think it would be a great idea to have one of these in light of my above paragraph. ;)

At any rate, comments are screened so if you think your idea or request is dumb, you can rest easy that no one else will see it but me! ;) (Although I'm sure it isn't :P)

19/03/2006 We are no longer taking requests at this time. Please watch for another post in the future if you wish to make a request.
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Tutorial: Tips and Tricks for Photoshop [2.25.06 (Saturday) 3:20am]

alleycatfish
Tutorial Type: Program
Skill level: Any, really.
Program used: PSCS2
Notes: These are just a few tips and tricks for Photoshop. I use CS2, but I think these should work on all versions. If not, let me know. I don't know how well this will translate to other programs, sorry!
Under the cut: Easy B&W from a Color Image, Levels, Curved Text

Kinda image heavyCollapse )

Feedback/questions are always welcome!
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Tutorial #10 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 - part 6 [2.13.06 (Monday) 5:22pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #6
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part six (and the final part) of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

You see a lot of tutorials out there that talk about colouring and how to do it and a LOT of them talk about the good 'ol blue exclusion layer. Yes, this is a viable option for creating some very nice colouring but there are so many more options and that's what we're going to take a look at today - blending modes!

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

This brings us to the end of my photoshop series. This was as far as I had ever planned on going. This won't be my last tutorial by any means, just the last one in this series. With everything we've covered in this and the last 5 tutorials, you should be well on your way to making spectacular graphics! Don't forget to check the other tutorials in this community for more help!
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Tutorial: Re-coloring part A - replace color [2.10.06 (Friday) 5:26pm]

keristars
Tutorial Type: program
Skill level: intermediate
Program used: PS-CS, PS7
Notes: I used screencaps from Photoshop CS for this tutorial, but the same dialogue boxes are available in Photoshop 7 (one's on my laptop, one's on the family computer, so I checked!) - although as far as I know, there isn't a replace color feature in PSP, when I used PSP5, there was a tool that could be used with similar effects.


Goal for this tutorial: to show how color can be altered in an image through the replace color setting in Photoshop, also to explain the options

Starting Image: - this is from Getty Images and is the complete picture, simply resized to 100x100px for practicality. Use this image to follow along, or use one of your own.

Click for TutorialCollapse )

The result:
Result #2:

Note that #2 is the same as the first icon but with only the background changed, then duplicated on "overlay" at 50% opacity. I include it here to show how changing color can create different moods in the same picure.

NEXT TIME: Re-Coloring Part B - Gradient Maps! With both results 1 and 2 from this tutorial as examples. Yay!
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Tutorial #9 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 - part 5 [2.08.06 (Wednesday) 11:39am]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #5
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part five of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. I can't say right now how many tutorials there will be when the series is complete but they will be posted 1-3 days apart. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

Questions and comments are of course welcome.
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Tutorial #8 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 - part 4 [2.04.06 (Saturday) 11:19pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #4
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part four of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. I can't say right now how many tutorials there will be when the series is complete but they will be posted 1-3 days apart. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

Before we get started I just want to apologize that it's taken me so long to get this next section up. I have been having some personal problems and that's why it's taken a bit longer. Sorry!

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

The next tutorial may not be up for a few days. As I mentioned at the beginning, I am having some personal problems but I'll get them up as quickly as possible. Thanks for all of your encouraging feedback gang!
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Tutorial feat.Scarlett Johansson [1.31.06 (Tuesday) 8:02pm]
tokyoxjapanxfan
[ mood | cynical ]

Tutorial Type: Icon
Skill level:  Beginner
Program used: Paint Shop Pro 9
Notes: The image used is from Scarlett Johansson Fan
 
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Tutorial #7 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 - part 3 [1.30.06 (Monday) 5:22pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #3
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part three of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. I can't say right now how many tutorials there will be when the series is complete but they will be posted 1-3 days apart. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

Before we end this completely, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. The easiest and best way to figure out how to work these tools? Aside from reading tutorials like mine? Play with them! I'll be honest again and say that I haven't used a lot of these tools - either at all or very sparingly. But I spend some time playing with them to figure out what they do and that's what you should do too. Writing these tutorials has taught me all sorts of neat things - it usually takes me 2-4 hours to write one of these because I want to know what the heck I'm talking about ;) - so hopefully they are helping y'all as well!

Look for the next tutorial in the next few days. :)
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Welcome! [1.28.06 (Saturday) 11:52am]

obliquity
Hi! Welcome to itut!

As this community has grown so much in such a short time I thought I would make an introductory post of sorts to help people get acquainted with the community. I am obliquity (or Lyn) the creator and one of the mods. My goal with this community was to provide a place that provided only tutorials. There are no posts asking for help with certain settings, how to do a certain style or anything like that - tutorials only. Why did I decide to do this? Because I got very frustrated wading through all sorts of posts, unable to get to the actual tutorials. I have nothing against such communities, in fact I am a member of a couple and use tutorials I find there, however I wanted a place where I could go and bam! Tutorials everywhere! So that's how this community came to be.

The co-moderators of this community are tamswitter and dontlickit. There is also a community email address at itutcomm(at)gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns that you believe deserve private attention.

Like any community, there are rules and guidelines and those are on the userinfo so I won't bother reposting them here. I trust we are all mature enough to read those on our own. ;)

Because I would like to keep this community as high quality and user friendly as possible, posting access is granted by invitation OR by application only. There are no exceptions to this. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join the community and post comments but you will not automatically be granted posting access. Even if you are granted posting access, the posts are still moderated to make sure that the tutorials are easy to follow for any skill level.

Now, earlier in the post I mentioned that there will not be posts asking about specific techniques and this is true however this does not mean that you cannot ask a question about how to do something or about a tool in your program. If the question is related to a tutorial, post it as a comment on that tutorial and hopefully the author will answer it or someone who reads the comments will be able to answer it. Alternatively, there are two posts where you can post a question.

Icon Questions - leave a comment here if there is a specific technique you would like to know more about. For example, you want to know how to work with black and white images. :D
Program Questions - leave a comment here if you have a question about a tool in your program or are experiencing problems. For example, "How do I get rid of that little 1 on my image in photoshop?" or "What does the clone stamp tool do?".

And know that my goal was not to be a tutorial for elite icon makers - my goal is to provide help for anyone who wants it - whether they are beginner, intermediate or advanced. Happy iconning!
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Tutorial #6 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 - part 2 [1.27.06 (Friday) 6:41pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #2
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part two of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. I can't say right now how many tutorials there will be when the series is complete but they will be posted 1-3 days apart. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

Look for the next tutorial in the next few days.
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Tutorial #5 - Basic functions/tools in Photoshop 7 [1.26.06 (Thursday) 2:07pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: program tutorial #1
Skill level: beginner
Program used: PS7
Notes: This tutorial is part one of a series that I am going to do that covers the more common tools in Photoshop 7. This series is intended for those who are learning PS7 for the very first time. I can't say right now how many tutorials there will be when the series is complete but they will be posted 1-3 days apart. Be warned, this is image AND text heavy.

click to see the tutorialCollapse )

Look for the next tutorial in the next few days.
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Tutorial #4 - Tips and Tricks for black&white pictures [1.25.06 (Wednesday) 6:04pm]

obliquity
Tutorial Type: icon tutorial
Skill level: beginner-intermediate
Program used: PS7
Notes: This was requested by foreverred. I have labelled it beginner-intermediate because the steps we use are simple but you do need to know how to access the various parts of the program.

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I hope this gives you a good idea for all the different things that can be done with black and white pictures. If anyone else has any tips and tricks, feel free to leave a comment with an example or two!
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Tutorial - Using Mask/Poloroid Brushes [1.17.06 (Tuesday) 2:43pm]

alleycatfish
Tutorial Type: brush tutorial
Skill Level: intermediate
Program Used: PSCS2
Notes: This is just a different way to use mask/Poloroid brushes.

I've noticed that most of the tutorials for using these brushes say to use the brush (in black) on a white fill layer and then set it to screen. The way I will be explaining is a bit more involved than that, but I find it to be more versatile - especially when you'd rather use a texture or a different color instead of a white background.

This is image heavy...Collapse )

And with a few finishing touches, you're done!


I love feedback. Questions are welcome as well. :)
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