Orange and Pink Tint Colouring

Photoshop Tutorials


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How to turn this: to this:

1. We'll start off by opening an image. I used one of the amazing Tom Felton. Crop it to your liking. I think this coloring works best with high-quality bright to semi-bright photos. To avoid confusion, try using the same image that I'm using.

2. Sharpen and Duplicate your base. Now set the first copy ("Layer 1 copy" or "Background copy") to Screen at 30% opacity. Duplicate the base again, and bring the 2nd Copy to the top. Set the 2nd copy to Softlight at 40% opacity. This basically brightens up your picture.

3. Go to Layers >> Adjustment Layers >> Selective Coloring. The Selective Coloring window will pop up. Follow my settings:

Colors: Red

Colors: Yellow

We added a red tone to the picture.

4. Go to Layers >> Adjustment Layers >> Color Balance. The Color Balance window will pop up. Follow my setting:
Midtones: +22 0 -27
Shadows: +14 0 0
Highlights: -28 0 0

Added some orange to the warm up the picture.

5. Go to Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color. Choose #f5b3b3 and set to Soft Light at 80%.

We added a pink tint.

6. Go to Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color. Choose #363636 and set to Lighten at 85%.

It doesn't look like much, but we matte'd the icon with a gray tone.

7. Finally, go to Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color. Choose #0b2c8d and set to Exclusion at 10%.

Your Final Icon:

Other Results using different pictures:

*Note: As you can see from the other results above, the coloring may vary depending on the brightness of your photo. : )

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Tutorial Comments

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yay! tom!!

By lkajsfklajskds on Dec 4, 2009 11:30 pm

love this.

By futura on Aug 24, 2009 1:28 am

i love this coloring. it reminds me of sunny d,
yes, the drink.

By creole on Aug 22, 2009 12:49 pm

LOVE the coloring!
its freakin' amazing. :D

By daisyy-yupp on Aug 11, 2009 9:47 pm

Woww, gorgeous colouring.

By aliiicimo on Aug 11, 2009 6:48 am

Tutorial Details

Author broken-doll View profile
Submitted on Aug 10, 2009
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on Aug 11, 2009