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Icon Tutorial

1. Obtain base


2. New Curves Layer (Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Curves)
Use the following settings:


3. New Color Balance Layer (Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Color Balance)
Use the following settings:


4. Create new layer, fill with #f0f23f and set to Soft Light. Yes, this is going to make your icon rather yellow, but it'll balance out eventually.


5. Create a new Selective Color Layer (Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Selective Color). Use the following settings:

Reds:
C: -100
M: +100
Y: +100
K: 0

Yellows:
C: 0
M: 0
Y: -100
K: 0

Greens:
C: +100
M: +100
Y: +100
K: -100

Cyans:
C: +100
M: 0
Y: +100
K: 0

Whites:
C: +100
M: +100
Y: -2
K: 0

Neutrals:
C: +19
M: -51
Y: -51
K: 0

This layer gives a dramatic result, delivering this:


6. Now I feel that the icon just needs a little more, so I create another Selective Coloring layer, and use these settings:

Reds:
C: +100
M: -61
Y: 0
K: 0

Yellows:
C: 0
M: 0
Y: -100
K: 0

Cyans:
C: +100
M: +100
Y: -41
K: 0

Magentas:
C: +100
M: +100
Y: +100
K: +100

Blacks:
C: +7
M: 0
Y: 0
K: 0



7. It still needs something else, so I added a new layer and filled it with #c8f3f8 and set it to Color Burn.

8. Finally, I created another layer, filled it with #f8c8d1 and set it to Color Burn as well, to give us our final product!



Voila!

Tutorial Comments

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i love it on that image. but i tried it on my own image and it didn't turn out how i expected. it was very, very blue. Oh well. Amazing tutorial.

By emileeexhale on Jul 25, 2009 4:03 am

that looks beautiful~ ^^
i can't wait to try it! haha ^^

By xchangminniex on Jun 18, 2009 4:40 pm

awesomeness.

By futura on Feb 5, 2009 2:30 pm

oh , cool . :)

By liiinda- on Jan 30, 2009 12:48 pm

waah, really nice!
i love the effect on the model.

By Mizuro on Jan 29, 2009 12:21 am

i used it and it's reaaally cool

By lolavonlust on Jan 27, 2009 6:55 pm

This is a cool design . I can't wait to try it out .

By joshgutier on Jan 25, 2009 5:01 am

sweet. definitely going to try this out

By Tomates on Jan 24, 2009 12:53 pm

Very nice!
I'd love to try it!
Unfortunately, I have a crap version of Photoshop (Adobe Elements 3.0), and it doesn't have selective coloring OR curves.
But, I still like the effect!!

By Z0MGsz on Jan 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Tutorial Details

Author technicolour View profile
Submitted on Jan 24, 2009
Page views 17,992
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Comments 9
Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Jan 24, 2009

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