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mka tutorial 
23rd-Feb-2007 03:26 pm
primeiroamor asked me to create a tutorial. well *release some of my secrets* to be precise so urm a tutorial is under the cut. one is colouring another small paragraph about effects.



So first things first. I do my icons in order of
- coloring first
- any additional crap ie rotating
- texture

so im going to be using mka pictures mka are love <3 when im searching for pictures with two people I usually try and get them hugging or far apart. I hate pictures where they are just leaning. Leaning = crap.

when I crop ill usually cut someone off. This time its mk because there leaning to the right. and mk is on the right. go figure


my pictures a bit orange. Which is kind of skanky. And I hate skank lol. So my main aim is to get mks top gorgeously bright red. And the majority of the picture cyany

new selective colour layer
reds: -100, 0, - 22, 0
yellows: +100, 0, -94, 0
neutrals: +52, 0, +6, -31

so what did we just do? We made sure the red was a little pinkish, we made the yellows (yacky orange) cynaish taking out the majority of skintones. With the neutral we adding lots of cyan, and took out the dark tones for *MATTE PERFECTION* lol.

now I want it all light and pretty. So new colour balance layer
midtones: -100, -27, - 100
shadows: +100, -1, -29
highlights: -5, 0, -9

new selective colours layer. set the method to absolute instead of relative
reds: -57, 0, +100, 0
yellows: -100, 0, -57, 0
neutrals: +30, 0, -21, -29

new hue/saturation/lighten layer
up the saturation, I upped mine to 46. and urm then find the best place to put it amongst the layers. TADA.


so now I have amazingly hott colouring. WHAT EFFECTS SHALL I DO?
well, im one for rotations. So I made a simple boring icon. And then I mirrored the image. Duplicated the layer flipped it 180 degrees. Hott anyone? Then go on texture overload.
Comments 
23rd-Feb-2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
I dont get this;

and urm then find the best place to put it amongst the layers.

Please help..
xx
23rd-Feb-2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
so when youve clicked ok, you can leave it on top of the layers, or you could put it inbetween the other layers. so i put it between the first selective colours layer and the colour balance layer
23rd-Feb-2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
muhahaha thanks MJ <3
23rd-Feb-2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
lmfao ^^ evil spawn laugh
23rd-Feb-2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
But than it is really orange =S
23rd-Feb-2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
well, you have to play with the opacities to suit your picture, but yeah
23rd-Feb-2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
memin to try it out later ;)
23rd-Feb-2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
woop ^-^
23rd-Feb-2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I AM GOING TO TRY THIS :]
23rd-Feb-2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
hahah yay go you smelly *ROCKSTAR*
23rd-Feb-2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
I really dont know what i am doing rong =(
I've got this..

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/3715/mkaef3.png

Please tell me what i am doing rong =(
xx
23rd-Feb-2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
oo i really dont have a clue.
23rd-Feb-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Do you have orginal images?
24th-Feb-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
no sorry i deleted them after i used them but you can find them at http://mkaeuphoria.net
24th-Feb-2007 07:32 am (UTC)
amazing tut!!!! adding + my mems
24th-Feb-2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
hehe thankyou
24th-Feb-2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
lovely^^
*mems* thanks :3
24th-Feb-2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
hehe no worries. and thanks for the comment
25th-Feb-2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to keep bothering you, but I've looked over this tut a hundred times and I still can not figure out why I am having a different colouring than yours. O_o

I uploaded my psd file here, if you aren't too busy, maybe you could have a look at it sometime? ^^
28th-Feb-2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
second selective colours layer > set the method to absolute instead of relative same to the person below
1st-Mar-2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Ah, it worked! Thank you so much.
I feel quite foolish for missing that step. :p
So thank you for telling me. ^^
27th-Feb-2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
followed the tutorial - even used the same image - and it still turned orange :(
are you sure that you are not missing a step or something?
I really like this colouring and would love to get it right :)
4th-Aug-2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I love this red and color of eyes < : My effects:

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