I have been dying to get this type of coloring for a while, but haven't found any tutorials for it on the web. So yesterday I was just screwing around, trying to make a header for my gallery, when finally I got it! (or at least it is highly similar to the coloring I was trying to figure out) Funny thing is I wasn't even trying to go for that sort of coloring when make this. Point is, I thought you all would like to give it a try.
This tutorial is PURELY a coloring technique and it does NOT work with all pictures. I tried using it on my current Griffon avatar and it came out fugly. So don't be discouraged if yours doesn't come out the way you want it to, it could just be the picture or you could just need to fool around with the "formula" more.
This isn't translatable because it uses selective coloring. Sorry. =[
And I swear it isn't fancy. You'll get done in three easy steps. Now without further blabbering:STEP ONE:
Crop your image to whatever it's going to be; avatar, signature, etc. Mine was just, uh, a header, though technically I'm not planning on adding text right now so we'll put it under misc. AND HERE IT IS THAT FINE PIECE OF MISC.:STEP TWO:
I'm assuming if you're taking this tutorial, you know where things are. Which is why I'm not going to tell you how to make a new CURVES layer. *isopenlybeinglazy* And these are the CURVE layer settings:RGB1
After all that, I got this:STEP THREE:
Now it's time for the big bad selective color layer! Now, I mentioned earlier I was lazy, so basically if it's not listened it's gonna be on 0. (i.e. - If it says Reds and listed under it there is no setting for the magentas the magentas are just to remain at 0)REDS
And this is what I have now:STEP FOUR:
Our last step! This layer is going to be a channel mixer layer. Like the selective color, if it's not named it just remains at it's original setting. Comprande? COMPRANDE? *isprobablyspellingcomprandewrong*RED
And here is my final product:
Feel free to experiment with this to your guys heart's content, and please post your results here! I'd love to see the graphics made with this coloring. =]