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11 February 2007 @ 04:58 pm
Tutorial #02: My Chemical Romance  
There was a request over at icon_tutorial for a tutorial on this banner by shotgloss. I made banners of the MCR guys using those pictures [Blender shoot], and came up with a coloring similar to the one used in the banner.

Here's the tutorial for this coloring. :]
It's a bit different than my banners in my last batch to look more like deathbydarling's banner.

Made in Photoshop 7 and involves Selective Coloring.






Step .01:
Get a picture, crop, resize, etc. :] Base preparation is always step one. ^^
I just sharpened the image once, and did some editing to his eyes. <3

Step .02:
Duplicate your base once and set this layer to screen at 56% opacity.

Step .03:
Duplicate your base again and set it to screen again at 100% opacity. On the same layer, go to 'Image >> Adjustments >> Hue/Saturation' and up the saturation to around 50%.

Step .04:
Make a new layer and fill it with #00C1EB. Set this layer to Soft Light at 100% opacity.

Step .05:
Make new layer and fill it with #F18563. Set this layer to Color Burn at 30% opacity.

Step .06:
Make a new layer and fill it with #006EB1. Set this layer to Soft Light at 100% opacity.

Step .07:
Make a new Curves layer with these settings:
Red- 64, 70 ; 119, 132 ; 175, 204
Green- 194, 181 ; 136, 101 ; 68, 49
Blue- 59, 48 ; 188, 188
*Each set of numbers divided by a semicolon [;] represents one pair of input/output numbers [input#, output#].

Step .08:
Make a new Selective Color adjustment layer with these settings:
Reds: -59, -10, -5
Yellows: +100, -33, -23
Cyans: -35, -30, -48
Magentas: +100, -30, +12
Neutrals: +5, +10, +11, -10

Step .09:
Make a new Selective Color adjustment layer with these settings:
Reds: -100, -39, +18, +10
Yellows: -100, +100, +49, +13
Cyans: 0, 0, 0, +20
Blues: 0, 0, 0, +20
Magentas: +42, -12, +6
Whites: -25, -3, -16
Neutrals: 0, -7, -31, +10

Step .010:
Make a new Selective Color adjustment layer with these settings:
Reds: +100, +28, +27, +10
Yellows: +100, +100, -100
Cyans: 0, 0, 0, +40
Blues: 0, 0, 0, +30
Whites: +100, 0, +7
Neutrals: -13, +5, +11, -5

Step .011:
Make a new layer and fill it with #DDDDDD. Set this layer to Color Burn at 80% opacity.

Step .012:
Make a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and up the saturation to +22.

Step .013:
Make a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Up the brightness and contrast both to +5.

And you're done!
I got pretty close to this coloring, mine is just a bit more red.
Of course, this won't look exactly like mine on each picture. Just experiment around with different settings and see what looks best. :]

Please do NOT take any of the images I used in this tutorial. I'd love to see what you make using my tutorial!

 
 
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reluctant pop-punk heart-throb: Bam-Guitarriorhapsody on February 11th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
OMG I've wanted to know how she did that awesome coloring and I could never figure it out! DEFINITELY bookmarking and trying out asap, thanks!!
C0NTR0L-ALT-DEL3TEDr4d_n1nj4 on February 11th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
:D
no problem, you're welcome!
TSfoxy105 on February 11th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh.God.
Thank you so much <3
I'm just after getting PS.Yay for selective colouring!
Thank you,thank you thank you ♥
C0NTR0L-ALT-DEL3TED: [gee way.]r4d_n1nj4 on February 11th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
^.^
you're welcome!
Tiramisu: joemsloserrific on February 11th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Meming for sure!
_likeablade on February 12th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
sweeeet!
Autumn: FNL Tyraautumndreamer76 on February 12th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Great coloring, thanks!
sillysnotsillysnot on February 12th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
gorgeous!! adding to mems!
dominica__ on February 12th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Davey <3 Gerard <3 Jared <3. hah!
loveandfriends: Jessica Simpsonloveandfriends on February 13th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Adding to memories.
The color is really pretty!
karen.: Tom Delonge = <33x_unspoken_lies on February 13th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
THANKS! so much!! seriously.

here's what i came up with! (i didn't do the curves though)