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➨05. tutorial

Today I bring three icon tutorials~!
All of them basically focus on the coloring of anime screencaps with no text and minimal textures involved. It's all simplicity. I'm not sure if any of these work with real life pictures but feel free to try.

But a few notes you should know:
☠ I use Adobe PhotoShop CS so the tutorials I use will most likely NOT be translatable for anyone who uses Jasc Paintshop, GIMP, or other. Sorry... Though it might be translatable to PhotoShop CS2, or later.
☠ You need at least a moderate amount of knowledge of PhotoShop.. or at least know where to find certain menus and how to create new layers.
☠ Try not to copy every step of this tutorial exactly. Remember that not every base is the same, so tweak anything to bring out the best of the picture your using.

I've been using this first coloring for a long time & I mostly use it for Higurashi screencaps but it can be used for other sources as well. I've noticed that it mostly works well with bright and/or colorful pictures. It looks really bad with dark screencaps.

Going from to
Other examples of this coloring:



01. Here's your base. Cute lil crying Satoko from Higurashi Kai. A simple base would be to take any screencap or picture and simply crop it into a perfect square (all sides are equal in length). Then simply resize the picture to 100 x 100 pixels. IF your base is blurry after resizing, simply duplicate the base & sharpen the copy. If it's too over-sharpened, lower the opacity of the base.


02. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels
Input Levels: 47, 1.30, 255


03. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue & Saturation
Saturation: +30.


04. Create a New Layer & color fill it with #DCDCDC. Set the layer to Multiply at 100%


05. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Red: -60, 0, +70, 0
Yellow: -100, +40, -60, 0
Blue: 0, -60, -60, +100
Neutral: 0, 0, 0, +15


06. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves
Input: 190
Output: 215


And you're done~!

This second coloring is fairly new in my icons. I needed a coloring that worked well with darker pictures and this one seemed to work. The first few steps of this tutorial are very similar to the previous tutorial but with a few changes to numbers & such.

Going from to
Other examples of this coloring:


01. The base this time is Yusuke Fujihara from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Evil-lookin' fella, ain't he?


02. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels
Input Levels: 0, 1.15, 235


03. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue & Saturation
Saturation: +45.


04. Create a New Layer & color fill it with #DCDCDC. Set the layer to Multiply at 100%


05. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Red: +40, +40, +70, 0
Yellow: -50, +50, -50, 0
Green: +50, +50, -60, 0
Cyan: +100, 0, 0, 0
Blue: 0, -60, -60, +100
Whites: -35, 0, +40, 0


06. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Red: -20, +20, +15, -15
Whites: +40, -50, -100, 0
Neutrals: 0, 0, 0, +10


07. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves
Input: 190
Output: 215


08. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Photo Filter
Set it to Warming Filter (85) at 25%


09. Create a New Layer & color fill it with #230300. Set the layer to Exclusion at 100%

And voila! You're finished.

And here's the newest coloring I've made after expermenting with some Code Geass screencaps. This coloring can work with bright or dark screencaps but you have to play around with the Levels layer a bit to make it look presentable. And once again, some of the Adjustment Layers are the same as the previous tutorials.

Going from to
Other examples of this coloring:



00. Here's another lovely base. This features Tenshi (?) from Code Geass R2.


01. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels
Input Levels: 14, 1.57, 250


02. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue & Saturation
Saturation: +50
Lightness: +10


03. Create a New Layer & color fill it with #DCDCDC. Set the layer to Multiply at 100%


04. Create a New Layer & color fill it with #100F00. Set the layer to Exclusion at 100%


05. Paste on this texture (I don't remember the source~! It was part of a bigger texture and that's all I can remember. If you can tell where it's from, let me know. But I fear that would be impossible...) and set it to Screen at 100%


06. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Red: -60, 0, +70, 0
Yellow: -100, +40, -60, 0
Blue: 0, -60, -60, +100
Neutrals: 0, 0, 0, +15


07. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves
Input: 190
Output: 215


08. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Selective Color
Red: 0, 0, +100, 0
Yellow: 0, 0, -50, 0
Cyan: +100, 0, 0, 0

And that's pretty much it. But keep in mind that you might need to play around with the Levels layer if your base is too dark or bright. And if the base has a consistent color about it (too much green or too much red, etc.) add a Color Balance Layer before anything else & play around with that to adjust color tones and such.

Oh, and if you think the first two tutorials look familiar, it's because I posted them on AnimeSuki a few weeks ago. But I decided to post it up on LJ just today. Anyways, feedback is appreciated & I'd love to see results from people! If you have questions, I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.

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