Tutorial

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So today we well be doing this neat fake 3D-effect:



from this:



Open up your picture. If it's not already black&white make it one (set your foreground color to black and background color to white and make a gradient map. Flatten image).



Duplicate the base and make a color fill layer, #00FFFF (ofc you can pick any color you want :D). Set it to screen and merge down. Then set that layer to darken. Now we have.. wait, nothing happened? Move that layer a little bit to so you can get some color poppin' out. :)



If some parts look funny or if you want the color just in one particular part of the picture just use the eraser.

Okay, now duplicate your base again. Then make a color fill layer, I used color #ff00f6. Layer pallette should look like this (yes, it's Marilyn Monroe. I lost the original picture of this step D:):



Outcome isn't that pretty yet:



Set layer to screen,



merge down and set to darken.

And again, it looks like nothing happened, but move the layer a little bit so the purple somes visible. Now assemble your coloured layers the way you want and voilá; your done :)



PS! If you're making icon with this coloring, resize your picture first. It'll look way prettier. :)

happy christmas! :)

Tutorial Comments

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this is amaaaaaaaaaazing

By littlemisshayleybaby on Nov 6, 2011 2:02 pm

loveee this

By XOskittleszXO on Sep 17, 2011 2:53 pm

It turned out super awesome thanks!

By brokenbeatbeauty on Jul 9, 2011 5:54 pm

i thought the same but if u take your time, you will figure it out...but i dont suggest doing this while your sleepy tho

By t0x1csweetheart on Aug 17, 2010 3:06 am

Awesome technique. Great tutorial!(:

By emmysue on Jul 21, 2010 1:48 am

Wow, amazing.

By turnupthevolume on Jun 30, 2010 6:32 pm

Great tutorial! Love it!

By mcflylover on Jun 23, 2010 8:15 pm

Im So Confused!

By ChandiiB on Jun 11, 2010 1:03 pm

gorgeous. i'm using this sometime

By georgejetKins on Apr 19, 2010 9:36 am

"Duplicate the base and make a color fill layer, #00FFFF (ofc you can pick any color you want :D). Set it to screen and merge down. Then set that layer to darken."
-- me, i dont undergo the "screen" part. after i made the color fill layer, i set it to darken. just wanna share :)

By cyrilekim11 on Apr 17, 2010 6:43 am
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Submitted on Dec 24, 2009
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Approved on Dec 24, 2009

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