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01 February 2007 @ 05:48 pm
:: Veronica Mars Tutorial ::  
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Made in Adobe Photoshop CS, not translatable (uses selective coloring/curves)
requested by flinkkamingo3

from to
FIRST: Crop you base to your liking. I'm using this one from vm-caps.com
SECOND: Duplicate your base twice and set both to screen 100%. This step will vary depending on how bright your image is to start with...just play around with the opacity until you figure out what works for your image.
THIRD: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves...and input these settings:
First Point: Input: 227, Output: 255
Second Point: Input: 126, Output: 162
Third Point: Input: 83, Output: 106
Fourth Point: Input: 50, Output: 60
Fifth Point: Input: 14, Output: 3
(If you're confused about these setting, take a look at this screenshot. You can also check out the curves tutorial by herdestiny: Curves, the wonder of Photoshop)
FOURTH: Take the curves layer you've just created and drag in under the first screen layer (right above your original base). Set this layer to normal 47%. Duplicate this curves layer and set the duplicate to multiply 47%.
FIFTH: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves...and input these settings:
RGB: Input: 116, Output: 147
BLUE: Input: 105, Output: 147
(NOTE: As you're inputting these curve settings, the image might not be too attractive looking, but don't worry, as you add the next few layers the colors will correct themselves.)
SIXTH: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Coloring...and input these settings:
REDS: Cyan: -100; Yellow: 100
YELLOWS: Cyan: 100; Yellow: -55
NEUTRALS: Cyan: 100; Yellow: -20
Duplicate this layer twice and set the first to normal 57% and the second to normal 100%
SEVENTH: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Coloring...and input these settings:
REDS: Magenta: 20
EIGHTH: Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Coloring...and input these settings:
REDS: Cyan: 100; Yellow: 10
Neutrals: Cyan: 22; Yellows: -16

And you're done! If you have any questions, please let me know :) If you use this tutorial for anything I'd love to see what you come up with :) And comments/criticism are always appreciated :)
Current Mood: working
Current Music: Goodbye Again - Vertical Horizon
she's got a bandit heart.: OPJ.flinkkamingo3 on February 2nd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for writing this! I absolutely love the effect and will probably use this a whole lot. Again, thanks!
Kassondra: {gg] (rory); too many gilmorespendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
It was my pleasure :) Enjoy :)
heather: aubreyspears on February 2nd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Great tutorial!

Original.            Finished Product.
Kassondra: {pb} (michael); catch my breathpendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh, that's beautiful! Awesome work :)
The Narnian Queen: Destiny_Calls_Youthenarnianqueen on February 2nd, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thank You Thank You Thank You! Added to Mems! :D
Kassondra: {lotr} (frodo); at the end of all thingspendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I hope it comes in handy :)
The Narnian Queen: Magnificent_Peterthenarnianqueen on February 2nd, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, it sure has. I'm making lots of icons from it now :D Your a star. Thanx again! :)
nialishnialish on February 2nd, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! That's a fab tutorial :D
Kassondrapendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
ayaba: dont look backayaba on February 2nd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ok this maby sound dumb but on step 6 the frist s/c you say Duplicate this layer twice but how do you do that, as i can only duplicate one of the s/c layers not them all.
Kassondra: {rl} (dom); can't take it in!pendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I'm not quite sure I understand your question...After you created that first selective coloring layer you should have just 1 s/c layer. Select that layer and go to Layer > Duplicate Layer and then press OK. Repeat that step and you should now have 3 s/c layers. If it helps, here's a pic of what your layers should look like: Layers. I'm sorry if that confused you more than helped you :-S If you still need help, lemme know. I'll try to better explain :)
ayaba: aaliyahayaba on February 2nd, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
This should help u see what i mean, my layers i have a lot more them you do

Kassondra: {gg] (lorelai); *gasp*pendora_lass on February 2nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Judging from the little arrows next to your layers, I'd say you're creating a clipping mask, instead of duplicating the original layer (this happens when you push command + G). After you get rid of the layer mask (by going to Layer > Release Clipping Mask) to duplicate your first s/c layer, select and press command + J (not G) and then press command + J again to get your third (second duplicate) s/c layer. You can then change the opacity of the layers as seen in the tutorial.

Lemme know if you're still having trouble.
sucks to be youhollywoodism on February 14th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
LOVE it. Bookmarking it now. (I'm not a big memories fan, lol)
Kassondra: {rl} (dom); i wanna get lost with youpendora_lass on February 14th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it :) Heheh, bookmark away (and hey, memories aren't for everyone...whatever your preference *grin*)
Mirandalucentvictrola on February 14th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Very very very pretty :D

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Kassondra: {pb} (michael); catch my breathpendora_lass on February 14th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And great icon you made there :)
Yorkinsizzleyorkinsizzle on January 22nd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I've been looking all over for a tut like this! :D Thanks sooo much! :) mem'd
Kassondra: {lost} (alex); amongst this chaospendora_lass on January 22nd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I hope it will be of some use to you...and if you make anything with it, I'd love to see it :)