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Let's start out with this photo of Jessica Alba:
Credit to [url=http://elegancepixelfied.com/]Elegance Pixelfied[/url] for the image.
Save it to your hard drive and open it in photoshop or, you know, just copy the image and paste it into a new PS document.
Go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen to sharpen the image a bit.
Duplicate that layer and in the layers box, set the blending option to "Overlay" and the Opacity to 50%. Just to show you:
Now, make a new layer and fill it with a blue color. I'll be using #6cc8c5. In your layers box, set that layer's blending option to "Overlay" and the opacity to 60%.
Make a new layer and fill it with this gradient:
Set this layer's blending option to "Lighten."
Make a new layer and fill it with a yellow color. I'll be using #FFF799. Set this layer's blending option to "Color Burn" and the opacity to 40%.
With all of that done, your image should look something like this:
If you like this, you can stop here, but I think it's a little dark. I'm going to do the following:
Merge all the layers. Duplicate this newly merged layer and set the blending option to "Screen" and the opacity to 20%.
And this is the final product:
And just to compare PSP version and the PS version side by side:
Mine is the one on the bottom. I think they look pretty similar.
I hope this tutorial was helpful =)
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Original tutorial: http://www.swimchick.net/
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Thank you for the idea, you can incorporate this with any photo or color. The best that will fir in the photo. thank you!
Lol, I don't think I did mine correctly, or, AS correctly;
But it still looks good!!
I don't understand how you do this and it's making me FRUSTARTED!
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This is awesome. Thanks.
I freakin' love this tutorial! Even though I'm pretty good at handling stuff on PS. this effect helped me out a lot.
veryyy helpful =]
seriously, i'm in love with you! you're extremely talented with photoshop. thank you sooooo much for sharingg!
i love this, thank you!
I use this one on my images and icons all the time! Thanks for making this tutorial, I love it.