Tutorial

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--Note--
I used GIMP 2.4 in this tutorial. Some of the effects may be located in different places on other versions of GIMP.

We'll be going from this:

To this:


1. Start off by grabbing your [100x100] base. [You can use the image I've used for some practice] =]

Now that you have your base duplicate it. Set this layer to Screen with opacity 80% [you can play around with the opacity to suit you]

After that, flatten your image.

2. Go to Hue-Saturation


This window will pop up.


Set Saturation to 52

3. Go to Color Balance


This window will pop up.


Use these settings:

Midtones
cyan/red: -40
magenta/green: -30
yellow/blue: 10

Shadows
cyan/red: 9
magenta/green: -6
yellow/blue: -13

Highlights
cyan/red: 0
magenta/green: 10
yellow/blue: 16

4. Add a new layer and fill it with #B7E6FF, set layer to Burn, Opacity 100%

5. Go to Edit > Copy Visible

Paste it into a new layer.
Set it to Screen, Opacity 75%

6. Merge all layers.

7. Go to Colors > Brightness/Contrast, use following settings:

Brightness: -12
Contrast: 19

You can add some text and/or brushes if you'd like, if not then you're done. =]

If you have any questions please let me know.

Tutorial Comments

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-.- damn old tuts as the images are removed

By harlemchick on Jun 16, 2011 8:44 am

nevermind i got it.

By fahteema on Jul 30, 2008 11:36 pm

um, could you make a screenshot of steps 4-5?
i got lost there.

By fahteema on Jul 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Jup. :) It's a free download, too.

By blissfulxdarkness on Jul 18, 2008 11:13 pm

so GIMP you can download right?

By Puccaz on Jul 15, 2008 12:39 pm

Could you make a tut about how to make an avatar?

By onefreak on Apr 15, 2008 2:02 pm

Oopsies. I missed a step >.< Sorry people. Forgot the Color Balance step, heh.

By blissfulxdarkness on Jan 22, 2008 8:43 pm

I'm sorry, but what is:
Midtones
cyan/red: -40
magenta/green: -30
yellow/blue: 10

Shadows
cyan/red: 9
magenta/green: -6
yellow/blue: -13

Highlights
cyan/red: 0
magenta/green: 10
yellow/blue: 16?
o-o I get everything else. T-T

By beautifulreaction on Jan 22, 2008 8:06 pm

damn gimp is so damn confusing sometimes. thanks for this tutorial

By butre on Jan 18, 2008 11:26 pm

Tutorial Details

Author blissfulxdarkness View profile
Submitted on Jan 14, 2008
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Approved on Jan 14, 2008