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02 July 2010 @ 09:14 pm
23 - Tutorial  
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Using: Photoshop CS3
Difficulty: Easy
Translatable: Yes but there is an optional selective colouring step
PSD: Yes

I loved this colouring so much that I felt like sharing it :) I made this while I was making icons in preparation for re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with hp_commonroom .

Okay so first we are going to sharpen our base by duplicating it and going to Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask and setting it to 80%, then merge it with your base.
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Okay now I am going to darken it using a Levels layer so go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels and I am going to type in: 20, 0.80, 239. As you can see there is more tones to the icon now.
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Now I want to lighten it using a Curves layer so go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Curves and I am going to type in: RGB: 153 105 Red: 128 119 Green: 117 124 Blue: 123 131. As you can see it is lighter but I have also added colour to it :)
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Now this step is optional because every icon is different but for me I want to brighten up the colour of Harry’s shirt by using a Selective Colour layer. So go to Layers>New Adjustment Layer>Selective Colour and type in Yellow: -30% +23% +40% +100% Magentas: +100% +100% -100% +100%
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Now finally to brighten it up one last time go to Layers>New Adjustment Layer>Brightness/Contrast and type in +42 +12
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There done, hope you enjoyed it :)

PSD here

 
 
 
Juliet of Chestnut City: tsukasa oh!finanwen on July 2nd, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot, this is amazing colouring! So bright! :D
niicoleelee: slythrindorniicoleelee on July 2nd, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
you're welcome :D

thank you :)
cutepoison89cutepoison89 on July 2nd, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Taking the psd, great tutorial!
niicoleelee: slythrindorniicoleelee on July 2nd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
Dulce: Hugskuroshiro_neko on July 2nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, this is really useful for me.
niicoleeleeniicoleelee on July 2nd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
you're welcome :)
OB_supportermayfrayn on July 2nd, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Great PSD, thanks a lot!
niicoleeleeniicoleelee on July 2nd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
thank you :D
gabi_smgabi_sm on July 3rd, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Very good tuto.

Thanks for sharing. ^^
niicoleeleeniicoleelee on July 3rd, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
thank you :D

you're welcome :)
CurlyToot: wave cartooncurlytoot on July 3rd, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
awesome, snagged the psd thanks! :D
niicoleeleeniicoleelee on July 3rd, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
thank you, you're welcome :)
Life's a bitch and so are you.ithoughtinrock on July 4th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Downloading the PSD, it's so cute!
niicoleelee: draconiicoleelee on July 5th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
i know, little Harry is adorable, in fact the whole cast is adorable in this movie :D
shalowater: word : omg.shalowater on July 4th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
omg so little!
niicoleelee: draconiicoleelee on July 5th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
i know ! they were so adorable in this movie :D
sophiaisabellaasophiaisabellaa on August 3rd, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
great tutorial :)
will credit if used :):)
niicoleelee: draconiicoleelee on August 3rd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
thank you :)