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To see the PSP version, go here: [url=http://www.createblog.com/tutorials/download.php?id=368]link[/url]

Let's start out with this photo of Jessica Alba:
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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:

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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:
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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:

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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:

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And just to compare PSP version and the PS version side by side:

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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/

Tutorial Comments

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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!

By adamruies on Feb 15, 2009 12:54 pm

Lol, I don't think I did mine correctly, or, AS correctly;
But it still looks good!!

By Z0MGsz on Oct 29, 2008 4:34 pm

I don't understand how you do this and it's making me FRUSTARTED!
If you EVER log back on here and read my comment, can you HELP ME with this by emailing me on yahoo.
email address: flavaflavaflava@yahoo.com

By EbonyStar on May 31, 2008 2:54 pm

This is awesome. Thanks.

By XxDanceToThisBeatxX on May 2, 2008 10:31 am

I freakin' love this tutorial! Even though I'm pretty good at handling stuff on PS. this effect helped me out a lot.

By Aoi on Mar 19, 2008 2:33 am

veryyy helpful =]

By ExoticxYen on Oct 5, 2007 2:33 pm

seriously, i'm in love with you! you're extremely talented with photoshop. thank you sooooo much for sharingg!

By TiffanyFactorial on Jul 6, 2007 12:24 am


By ShaBen on Jul 2, 2007 3:25 pm

i love this, thank you!

By scribbledhearts on Jun 27, 2007 1:21 pm

I use this one on my images and icons all the time! Thanks for making this tutorial, I love it.

By shortcake on May 29, 2007 5:16 pm
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