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01 July 2008 @ 06:28 pm
Cedric Diggory coloring & effect tutorial  
As requested by sg_rockstar.




The effects are translatable but the coloring is not.

Start off with a pretty color. I picked #AAC76A and filled my 100x100 blank with it. Then I took a picture of Cedric and resized it until I was satisfied.

Duplicate the picture layer, set it to Screen, 100%.

I then selected only the picture part of the icon. This is so you can make a mask. Create a new Hue/Saturation Layer. Increase the saturation by +35. With the picture selected, the adjustment layer should have been masked to the picture and will not affect the background.
Select only the picture again. You'll be doing this for a while. Create a new color Balance layer with the following settings:
Shadows: +13 -5 +16
Midtones: -50 -21 +35
Highlights: 0 0 0
Create a new layer. Select only the picture area, and fill it with #002157 and set it to Exclusion, 60%.
Create a new layer. Select only the picture area, and fill it with #FDC689 and set it to Color Burn, 30%.

Select only the picture again. Create a Curves layer.
In RGB (2 points)
Point 1: Input 78, Output 62; Point 2: Input 184, Output 200.
In Green (1 point)
Input 255, Output 255.
In Blue (2 points)
Point 1: Input 68, Output 71; Point 2: Input 186, Output 202.


Select only the picture again. Create a selective color layer. Plug in the following settings:
Reds: -100 0 +100 0
Yellows: -100 0 +100 0
Cyans: +100 0 -100 0

Last color layer! Select only the picture again. Create a Color Balance layer. Plug in the following settings.
Shadows: +14 +13 +22
Midtones: +12 +15 +24
Highlights: 0 0 0

Now link all the color & picture layers (everything except layer 1). Merge them (ctrl e).

Duplicate the layer you just merged. Desaturate it and move it behind the main picture. Hit ctrl t to transform it. Flip it a little to the side so it sticks out.
Copy the texture (by dusty_memories) on the left and paste it into a new layer. Set it to Multiply, 100%. Move it to the bottom, above Layer 1 (the green background).
Copy the texture (by me) on the left and paste it into a new layer. Move it to the bottom, but above layer 1 and the last texture layer.
Final step! Create a new layer. Copy merged - shift Ctrl Alt E. Now go to Filter >> Blur >> Radial Blur. Set the Amount to 50, Blur Method to Spin, and Quality to Best. Move this layer between the first texture (notebook) and the second (paperclip).
You're done! If you have any questions/are confused, feel free to ask.



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summerstar18 on July 2nd, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
oooh i love this! memming :)
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
thanks- glad you liked it =D
tellemonstar on July 2nd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Lovely tutorial. Glad to see you're back. :D
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
thanks! lol I found out that I really missed it while I was gone..sigh.
nalazhar on July 2nd, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
love the technique you used ..
+mem ..
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! enjoy =D
talim on July 2nd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
I love this effect.
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
hee thanks. isn't it pretty?
chalcidice on July 2nd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
thanks addings to mems!
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
you're welcome...enjoy!
briar on July 2nd, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
awesome, the colouring is lovely
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
thank you, glad you like it =)
purisuka on July 2nd, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
wow...great tutorial...XD
thank you...^^
kirjava17 on July 2nd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
lol you're welcome =D enjoy
little_sneaker on July 2nd, 2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Wow, I love this coloring! Memming, great job!
kirjava17 on July 3rd, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
thanks, glad you liked =)
llilly_tu on July 2nd, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
great tutorial!
i'll try it later.
thanks 4 sharing
kirjava17 on July 3rd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
you're welcome, enjoy! ^_^
paniclover4life on July 2nd, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
dude! i did it! LOL
(ooo robert pattinson is fiiiine ;])
my profile pic is what i got :D
(i credited you, as well!)
thank you!! :D
kirjava17 on July 3rd, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
lol I love it!! (and robert pattinson is SO hot lol).
(no subject) - paniclover4life on July 4th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
simply_magic on July 3rd, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Grea tut! I loved that icon.
Thanks for sharing it with us =)
Adding it to mems.
kirjava17 on July 3rd, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
^-^ I know you liked that icon, so you're welcome. I hope you get a good result when you use the tut. =)
mareizzle on July 3rd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Love the coloring and effects.
Ty for the tutorial!
It was very helpful ^_^
kirjava17 on July 3rd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! =)
takikosohma on July 4th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tutorial!! heh it helped make my profile piccie! ^-^ thanks again
kirjava17 on July 4th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
lovely! it's so pretty- i love how you made it differently.
staci_x2 on July 4th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
wow! amazing tut - thanks!
kirjava17 on July 5th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it =D
sg_rockstar on July 4th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
I love it, thanks
kirjava17 on July 5th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
you're welcome =)