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20 February 2008 @ 01:43 pm
Tutorial #7  

Tutorial #7



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Made in PhotoShop CS2, but should be fine in other versions of PS.



I started with my image; I used this screencap from In A Dream. I resized it and placed it in the middle of a new page sized 700px by 336px, but you can use whatever size you like. Then I went to Image > Mode > Grayscale, which made it black and white. After that, I went straight back to Image > Mode > RGB Colour. So that now, any new layers I place on it will still keep their colour, while the original image is still black and white. Clever, isn't it? :P



So now I started preparing the image; I duplicated the layer and set it to Screen 66% to brighten it up just a little.



To get some contrast, I duplicated the base layer again, and set it to Soft Light 100%.



Ok, now I wanted to get rid of the blank space around them, so I took a soft-edged paint brush at 100% opacity, and just painted around them until I was happy with it. Mine ended up looking like this, but it depends on your image of course;



So this is how it looks on top of all the other layers;



Awesome, so now it's time to slap on some textures! Yay! :D First, I used this one by peoplemachine at Screen 100%. But I wanted it to look a bit dustier, so I duplicated that and set it to 47% opacity.



Like so :) Then to make it look a bit more - well...interesting, I took this lovely texture by lovelamp. I set it to Screen 83%, and positioned it at the bottom to make it look all misty and foggy. I duplicated it about three times, and placed the three layers in a way I liked, until it looked like this;



To add some colour, I took this texture by loveicon, and positioned it in a way I liked. Then I set it to Multiply 100%, but I didn't think it was noticeable enough, so I duplicated it again and set it to 50% opacity.



The final step! I took this lovely texture by pale_septembre, then resized it and placed it over the red texture. I set it to Screen 72%, and that's it! A Ten / Rose header :D



Hope that was useful! Even if just for the textures and the ways you could use them :) So, I hope you have fun playing around with this! And I'd love to see anything you come up with :D



Ooh, also! Pleasepleaseplease save the textures to your own servers! Thanks :)



 
 
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Queen Peladonqueenpeladon on February 20th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling this is going to come in really handy; thank you!
Angharad: Stock - horsestarsburn on February 20th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad! :D Thanks, hope you have fun with it!
{heather.belle}: doctor who//rose/ten 2nd starcloudysky on February 20th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! Thank you so much, this will come in really handy!

.x.
Angharad: DW - Ten and Rose  :Dstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it :D
Aurora.x_serialkiller on February 20th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
thnx i can really use this!
Angharad: Stock - fieldstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Have fun with it :D
Maria: amazedlearnthemusic on February 20th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
If I'm interested? Of course! This is great, and so simple, I'll definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for posting!
Angharad: Stock - wolfstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hah, glad you are! :P
Thanks a lot! Really glad you like it :D
windfallen on February 20th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial!
Angharad: Stock - Italystarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
ღ spooky.angel ღ: flowerspooky_window on February 20th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
great tut, thanx for sharing =)
Angharad: Stock - Parisstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it :D
broody_gal: bookwormbroody_gal on February 20th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Very useful and simple tutorial! Thanks for it!
Angharad: Stock - wolfstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it :D
gwaynemadluv4mickbeth on February 20th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
OMG this is just what i needed. i look forward to playing around with it and learning from it. thank you so much for posting this :). that it beautiful BTW.
Angharad: Stock - fieldstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Really glad it helped you :D
Have fun with it!
(no subject) - madluv4mickbeth on February 22nd, 2008 03:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
thesonginside on February 20th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
i tried it but with a zac efron photo and got this.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/2248/newheaderyy3.png
Angharad: Stock - horsestarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I love it! Fantastic - glad it worked for you :D
Hannah: awesome Neville!looni_ma on February 20th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Lovely tut dear! The header looks gorgeous and can't wait to try this.
Thanks for sharing :)
Angharad: HP - Neville!starsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank yoou! Glad you like it :D
Janie: Doctor & Rosefirstillusion on February 20th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Great tutorial, very sophisticated - especially for the amount of steps. Thanks for sharing!
Angharad: DW - Ten & Rose  <3starsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Really glad you like it :D
musguita: harry/ginnymusguita on February 20th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
This is great, I'm gonna try it and goes to my mems :)
Angharad: HP - Harry and Hermionestarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank yoou! Hope it's useful for you :D
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Angharad: DW - Tooth and Clawstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Haha, thank you! Glad you like it :D
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(no subject) - starsburn on February 20th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Angharad: Stock - wolfstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
And ooh, I love it! It worked really well on that image :D
Glad it worked for you!
@Bluegrassbabe3foxylovesme on February 20th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
"I resized it and placed it in the middle of a new page"

I'm a PS newbie so you lost me there. :[ Can anyone explain please?

This is very nice. I saved to mems and hope some day to figure out the mysteries of graphic making. ;P
Angharad: LOST - Locke  :Dstarsburn on February 20th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oops, sorry! I mean I went to File > New, and then I put in the dimensions (700 in Width, and 336 in Height) then pressed OK, and viola! A new page :)

Thanks a lot! If you need any more help, don't hesitate to ask and I'll do my best to give you a hand :D