Special Agent Strahm Coloring

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Tutorial

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Step one, as always, start with a picture.

Crop it, and resize to 100x100.



Create a new layer. Fill it with 242c54. Set it to Exclusion at 55%.



Duplicate the base (background layer). Drag it above the fill layer we just made [a.k.a. to the top of the layer panel] and set it to Darken at 100%.



Create a new Selective Color layer with the following settings:

Reds
Cyan -100
Magenta +27
Yellow +35
Black 0

Yellows
Cyan +100
Magenta 0
Yellow -24
Black 0

Whites
Cyan 0
Magenta 0
Yellow 0
Black -44

Neutrals
Cyan +1
Magenta 0
Yellow -6
Black 0

Blacks
Cyan 0
Magenta 0
Yellow 0
Black +23



Now, create a Color Balance layer with the following settings:

Shadows -25 -11 -15
Midtones +23 +6 -14
Highlights -20 -10 +9

Also, make sure that the Preserve Luminosity box is checked.



Next, create a new layer. Fill with 181517. Set to Screen at 100%.



Create a new layer. Fill with Feeffe. Set to Soft Light at 100%.



Create another Selective Color layer with the following info:

Reds
Cyan -100
Magenta +15
Yellow +100
Black 0

Yellows
Cyan -100
Magenta -100
Yellow +100
Black 0

Cyans
Cyan +100
Magenta +100
Yellow +100
Black +100

Blues
Cyan +100
Magenta -100
Yellow +100
Black +100



Create a new layer. Fill with 568299. Set to Soft Light at 100%.



Make a new Selective Color layer with the following settings:

Blacks
Cyan +15
Magenta +1
Yellow -14
Black 0



Create a Brightness/Contrast layer with the following settings:

Brightness 0
Contrast +16



Create a new layer. Fill it with ff0084. Set it to Exclusion at 10%.



Done!


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Author xchangminniex View profile
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012
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Reviewer Mickey View profile
Approved on May 26, 2013