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07 October 2007 @ 03:53 pm
Tutorial #2  

Tutorial #2

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Involves Selective Colouring. Made in PhotoShop CS3, but should work fine in other versions of PS.



Righto! Lots of people have been requesting tutorials, so I decided to make a stock one first. Hope you like it :)

Start off with your image, I used a stock one from Google. Crop it how you like and sharpen if you want. I usually leave that to the end, but that's just me.



Right, first we're gonna duplicate the base layer and set it to Screen 19% to brighten it up a little.



Then, we duplicate the base layer again, and set that to Soft Light 100% to bring out the contrast.



Next step is Selective Colour to emphasise the poppies themselves and some of the field, so stick these settings in;

Reds: 0, +61, +4, +22
Yellows: -97, +13, 100, -4
Greens: +91, 0, -22, 0
Neutrals: +40, +20, -20, -14

It should look something like this (depending on the image);



Now another Selective Colour layer so we can bring out the colour of the grass;

Reds: -100, -11, +75, 0
Yellows: +100, -5, -100, -14
Neutrals: -8, 0, -17, 0

Should look like this now;



Now, I like to bring out the grass's colour just a little bit more, so this is the last Selective Colour layer (promise);

Greens: +93, 0, -41, 0
Cyans: +51, 0, -29, 0
Whites: +100, 0, -100, 0

And then tadaa!



Done :)

I'd strongly reccommend you use this tutorial on stock images only, as it'll only mutiliate any poor people you try it on :P

I'd also like to ask you not to copy this directly. I know it's tempting but you'll never learn if you do that! I only got this result myself my playing around in PhotoShop and trying new things, and I urge you to do the same; you'll feel better about a result knowing you came up with it yourself :)

So, please ask if you don't understand, or if I've been unclear on anything! I hope it's useful for you, and I'd love to see your results :D
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j. buns the bunny bun: Hoodie - DT Timesjai_23 on October 7th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Guh! Gorgeous! Will definitely try this out when I have some free time! I've been wanting a good tutorial on amazing colouring for quite some time now! So, thank you very, vey much!
Angharad: DW - FLY JACK!starsburn on October 7th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Haha, thanks a lot! If you do give it a go, I'd love to see what you come up with :D
Hope it's useful!
misshelga on October 7th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
wow, so great, but you make tutorial for this: http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/xpatronus2x/sicon20.png ?
Angharad: Stock - winter treestarsburn on October 7th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'll make it for you when I can. I haven't had a chance to make it since yesterday I'm afraid. I'd already started this one, so that's why I posted it.
Hang tight! I will post it :)
chlarkkent: triochlarkkent on October 7th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness that's SOOO pretty. Thanks for sharing!
Angharad: Stock - cappuccinostarsburn on October 7th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it :D
Minerva: euphie ► digital lovepinkazmaria on October 7th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
This is very nice! :3
I'll try this out when I'm not lazy. :D
Angharad: Stock - beachstarsburn on October 7th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Hope it's useful :)
tattering my own sails and i tattered yours too.: pheebshadtobe_blue on October 7th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
awesome i'll definitely try it out when i get the chance!
&hearts mem'd
Angharad: Misc - Yummeh Sawyerstarsburn on October 8th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Have fun with it :D
Estefionly_jate on October 7th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous tuto is very pretty.

Thanks for sharing!
Angharad: Stock - Italystarsburn on October 8th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! Glad you like it :)
paperback writerendstopped on October 7th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
OHWOW. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Angharad: Stock - winter treestarsburn on October 8th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Glad you like it :D
Charlotte: Doctor Who - Fantasticsparklyglampire on October 9th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Ooh, seems like a similar technique to my own, but I'll definitely test this out! And I'll try the others while I'm at it :D

You are awesome for sharing you secrets with us :D
Angharad: Misc - OMG YAYZstarsburn on October 9th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Hope they're useful :D

Haha, my sekkrit PhotoShop techniques have been revealed now :P
(Anonymous) on September 14th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
great tutorial
I love this tutorial! I actual tried it on an image of a person, and I like the result. I'm gonna try it more on others, and tweak it some. thanks! =D

I went from this:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/oralfixation1129/2507691554_76cbc27268_b.jpg

To this:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/oralfixation1129/shaki.jpg