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09 June 2008 @ 03:26 pm
Icon Tutorial #3: Hayley Williams  
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Made in Photoshop CS3.
Transferable to PSP; I added steps in place of the selective color layer.


*all settings are default unless otherwise stated!



1.
Prep your base. I am working with this image of Hayley Williams from Paramore. Crop, sharpen, etc.

2.
Duplicate your base once. Desaturate (ctrl+shift+u) this copy and input these settings:
Layer Mode: soft light
Opacity: 40%


3.
Create a new curves layer with these settings:
RGB: input; 255 output; 232 (the point in the upper right corner)
input; 166 output; 201
input; 49 output; 75


4.
Create a new channel mixer layer with these settings:
Green: red; +16, green; +80, blue; -6, constant; +6
Blue: red; +6, green; +10, blue; +90, constant; -6


5.
Create a new color fill layer with #343102 and these settings:
Layer Mode: exclusion
Opacity: 75%


6.
Create a new curves layer with these settings:
RGB: input; 191 output; 207

Red: input; 66 output; 49
input; 189 output; 188

Green: input; 190 output; 202
input; 124 output; 126

Blue: input; 231 output; 231 (the point in the upper right corner)
input; 191 output; 184
input; 59 output; 52


7.
Create a new color fill layer with #fff8e4 and these settings:
Layer Mode: color burn
Opacity: 50%


8.
Create a new curves layer with these settings:
Red: input; 191 output; 193
input; 132 output; 136
input; 55 output; 66

Green: input; 66 output; 53
input; 192 output; 192

Blue: input; 191 output; 193
input; 64 output; 48


9.
Create a new selective color layer with these settings:
Reds: cyan; -45 magenta; +28 yellow; -24
Yellows: cyan; -27 magenta; +28 yellow; +16
Whites: cyan; +12 magenta; +5 yellow; -20 blacks; -14
Neutrals: cyan; +7




FOR PSP USERS IN PLACE OF STEP 9!


9.
Create a new color balance layer with these settings:
Shadows: +23, -13, +8
Midtones: +7, -7, +8
Highlights: -10, +7, +9


10.
Create a new curves layer with these settings:
RGB: input; 234 output; 229 (the point in the upper right corner)
input; 65 output; 59

Red: input; 190 output; 199
input; 55 output; 56

Green: input; 191 output; 196
input; 9 output; 17 (the point in the bottom left corner)

Blue: input; 232 output; 234 (the point in the upper right corner)
input; 187 output; 198
input; 62 output; 62



I hope you liked the tutorial! Let me know if you have any questions or did not understand something.
If anyone needs/wants it, here is the .psd. Please let me know if the link expires! (:

Be sure to join rottenairwaves if you enjoyed this tutorial!

 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: when it rains (acoustic) - paramore
 
 
 
feeeechuu ☆funkytownosaka on June 11th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Great tut! Took the PSD. Thanks a lot!
kirsten.lustdrunk on June 11th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
C: thanks & you're welcome!
Sorry, can you put the music louder?: Konata - Naughty thoughtsstellarabyss on June 18th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Nice coloring! Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for the PSD.