Image Coloring Tutorial in CS2 for Icon Makers

Icons...avatars, whatever you call them..would be prettier if you take some times to adjust their coloring, right?. Here's a tutorial that will teach you how to get the coloring below:




1. Crop and sharpen your image

2. Duplicate image. Set to screen 100%. Repeat this step depending on your image.

3. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Hue/saturation.Set master saturation: +10 (increase or decrease the saturation..again depending on your image)

4. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Selective color. Use the settings below:

REDS:
-100, 0, +100, 0
YELLOWS:
+100, 0, -100, 0
GREENS:
-100, +100, 0, 0
CYANS:
+100, 0, 0, 0
BLUES:
+100, 0, 0, 0
MAGENTAS:
-100, +100, +100, +100
NEUTRALS:
+20, 0, -10, 0

5. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Color Balance. Use the settings below:

Midtones: -64, 9, -13
Highlights: +10, 0, +5
Shadows: -20, 0, +10

6. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Levels.

RGB
Input Levels: 20, 1.00, 255
Output Levels: 0, 255

7. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Selective Color.

REDS: -95, 0, 0, 0
NEUTRALS: +8, -15, -6, 0

8. Add a new adjustment layer. Layer > New adjustment layer > Color Balance.

Midtones: -20, +6, 0

Tips:
*If your image becomes too greenish, you can skip step 6, 7 and 8. Still greenish? skip step 5 too.

2 comments:

DJ Rocca said...

What font are you using on those icons not only do I love the coloring I love the font!

seeaseye said...

The font is called Impact.