Banneresque Colouring 2

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Banneresque V.2
For: Photoshop
Involves Selective Colouring, Curves, and Hue/Saturation Layers

For further help, be sure to check out Banneresque 1, and my Selective Colouring tutorial. :)

On with the fun!

Today we'll be making this:

Looks hot, right?! I totally think so. So, I think we shall start!

Step One: Obtain your picture

This isn't quite the original, but I sharpened it a couple of times. Since I did sharpen it, it got a little bit pixelated around her, so just take a small sized blur brush and just blur around her. BUT DONT BLUR HER! Of course.

Step Two: Return of the Textures
Add this texture:

and set it to screen, which'll give you this

Step Three: Textures:Ressurection
add this texture:

and set that to screen, as well, which'll give you this

Step Four: Random
Okay, so this is going to seem a bit random, but, what I did was randomly brush this brush all over the canvas, and then erase the part where it covered her.
Le Brush:

My random brushings:

After I did my brushings, I put that layer on Screen @ 25% Opacity, which gave me this:

I promise you it makes a difference, later. :D

Step Five: Colour my world!
Now, we shall add some color. Because it looks dull. So, IN PHOTOSHOP, Go LAYER >> New Adjustment Layer>> Selective Color, and use these settings:

Cyan: -100
Magenta: +64
Yellow: +100
Black: +100

Cyan: -100
Yellow: +100
Black: +100

Cyan: +100
Magenta: 0
Yellow: +100
Black: +100

Cyan: 0
Magenta: +28
Yellow: +48
Black: 0

and hit okay. See the difference. It's like, WHOA! She really has red hair. It's amazing.
My Results:

Step Six: Colour
New Layer, Flood Fill with #FFECDA and set that to Soft Light @ 55% Opacity. Yes, it does wash it out.
Le Result:

Step Seven: Never Fear!
It wont be washed out for long ,because we're doing another selective color layer! WOOT!
Use these settings:

Cyan: -100
Magenta: 0
Yellow: +17
Black: 0

Bump EVERYTHING up to +100

Cyan: +100
Magenta: 0
Yellow: -22
Black: 0

ZOMG! It makes more color!
My Result:

Step Eight: Blue like a smurf
Create a new layer, flood fill with #DAF7FF and set to COLOR BURN.
My Result:

Step Nine: Revenge of the Selectives
Once again, another selective colour layer. I think, *think*, though, that this is the last one. We still have curves and hue/saturations ones. WOOT!
Le SettingsL

Cyan: -100
Magenta: 0
Yellow: 0
Black: -1

and fin. More color. Can you tell I kinda want her hair to stand out?
Le Result:

Step Ten: We're Close..I Promise
Take this texture and set it to Soft Light, and erase the parts that are on the girl. She doesn't quite look right multi colored.
Le Texture:

Le Result:

Isn't that just a PUNCH! of colour?

Step Eleven: I like quickies
Create new Hue/Saturation layer
(Layer >> New Adjustment Layer>> Hue/Saturation)
Bump the saturation up to 1=+12

That was quick

Step Twelve:
New Curves Layer (New Adjustment Layer >> Curves )
Change the little drop down menu to blue, and click randomly, and in the bottom there are two boxes input:
Input: 52
Output: 82
That gives it just a slight yellow twinge. See?

Step Thirteen:
New Color Balance Layer (New Adjustment Layer >> Color Balance)
Use these settings:


This can be confusing. Follow me step by step exactly!
- Create a new layer
- make sure new layer is selected on layers pallete
- on your keyboard hit CNTRL + ALT + SHIFT + E ALL AT ONCE
Using an eraser, erase everything except the girl. You don't exactly have to be to precise, but when you get to the areas around her hair, use a soft edge so the hair will blend a bit better.
Once you have everything erased, move the girl to the left, in that blank area. Set that layer to SOFT LIGHT.

and your done! The rest is up to you. I just added some text and thats it. Promise.

Tutorial Comments

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hey, It would be awesome if you could maybe fix the links?
because i think they got deleted. anyways, thanks :) great image! :D

By georgejetKins on Jun 12, 2010 2:13 pm

How come I cant see all the images uploaded throughout? Like the textures...

By ladydesire on Mar 21, 2009 9:46 pm

i cant see the photos :(

By MangoPancakes on Mar 12, 2009 11:13 pm

uhm no pics of previews appearing.. cant see what textures you mean :S

By tattjunk on Dec 27, 2008 1:18 pm

nvm got it xD
uhh how do i move the girl to the left ? >___

By juliex3 on Nov 5, 2008 8:41 pm

how do i get the random brush thing? D:

By juliex3 on Nov 5, 2008 8:06 pm

basically the coolest thing ever!!

By digitalivory on Oct 5, 2008 6:05 pm

yeah i am wondering the same where can i get that texture??!
that's what i dont get =(

By Juli13 on Aug 1, 2008 11:29 pm

This was absolutley amazing!
Thank you so much for this

By kaylag on Jul 8, 2008 11:08 pm

Do you mind telling me where you got these wonderful textures?

By jennieputh on Dec 27, 2007 3:40 pm
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Submitted on May 3, 2007
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