this has nothing to do with the terrorists, dad. (cadoganxx) wrote in itut,
this has nothing to do with the terrorists, dad.
cadoganxx
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okay, first tutorial

Tutorial Type: icon tutorial; color correction
Skill level: beginner/intermediate
Program used: ps7
Notes: Hopefully the steps are clear!
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01. take a cap and crop it to 100x100.
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02. I then used curves to correct the image's color and light, which is done by image>>adjustments>>curves, I think. My image was pretty dark and had a lot of green in it, so I adjusted the "Green" curves level and the "RGB" curves level. This step will be different for everyone.
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03. There was one part that was bothering me (that little green spot on her chin, see?) so I went over it in new layer with a color that matched her skin tone and set that layer's mode to "Color."
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04. I set a new layer filled with #e9e9e9 to color burn, which kind of makes the image more... vivid, i guesss? I also made a new layer and set it to screen.
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05. This part is sort of complicated, I think. I pressed Ctrl+A, then Ctrl+shift+C, which takes a screenshot of your image, kind of, with all the layers. I pasted (Ctrl+V) this "screenshot" onto a new layer at the top of this image. I deleted the screen layer, and set my SCREENSHOT to Screen 50%.
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06. Then, I used the sharpen tool on places like her eyes, her lips and her collarbone, places I wanted to make stand out more. You can also blur her skin a bit to make it more smooth.
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07. You're done with the major part of the tutorial! I just added text and such. It sort of comes out in a cone shape from her mouth in a lot of different fonts, which to me looks like she's speaking, heh. The finished product:
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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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