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08 July 2007 @ 09:29 pm

How to go from this to this:
Using Photoshop CS.


Tutorial by mizzybox.
001: First get your base, crop it to size and sharpen if necessary.

002: Next we're going to make a selective color layer above the base by going into LAYER>NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER>SELECTIVE COLOR.

-75, 0, +75, 0
-75, +50, +75, 0

003: Now we're going to make a curves layer

Input: 122
Output: 128

It should look something like this.
Make a new layer and fill it with #BCD958, set to: soft light 50%.

Up the saturation by +20, or whatever you think looks best.

006: Now merge all the layers (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E). Your base should now look something like this.

007: Now we need to cut out the image of Harry.
To do this click on the magnetic lasso tool
and drag the cursor around the image you want cut out. Copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the cut out image onto a new layer.
008: Create a new layer behind the cut out image and fill it with #C5CC7A.

009: Create another new layer below the cut out image.

010: Select the freeform pen tool and roughly draw around the image of Harry.
Note: Make sure it's on these settings!! >

011: Right click on the solid line around the image, and click fill path. To get the green outline around Harry choose a brighter color, I chose #D5DF5E.

012: Next I added textures set to: screen, 100% to make the color stand out more. I used this by loveicon and this by (I forgot, please tell me so I can credit correctly!)

And thats pretty much it!

The finished result:

Other examples using a similar technique:

I hope this tutorial is useful! I'd love to see what you make, and remember no image is the same so experiment, don't copy it exactly! Comments are much appreciated :)

rerapped on July 8th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Looks good! Can't wait to try it out...+mem!
♣ amie lou: BTVS ::one time you died and I became amizzybox on July 8th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
thankies :)
Laura: [DW] Ten/Rose hug__sele__ on July 8th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
thanks a million for the pen tool thing! I never figured out how to get that effect!
♣ amie lou: Dr Who - tenmizzybox on July 8th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
The pen tool is soo much fun once you get a hang of it! You can even use it for a single line around the image (like my current icon) if you choose stroke path instead :)
Rita: hp : dumbledore : goodbyexeyra on July 8th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, very cool tutorial. I love the end result and all the examples. So pretty!
♣ amie lou: HP acciomizzybox on July 8th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
thanks, I'm happy you like it :)
Kara: Miloi_am_a_cylon on July 8th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you wrote this! I've been wondering how you got that technique, but I didn't want to bother you by asking for a tut. I can't wait to try it out! :)
♣ amie lou: Supernaturalmizzybox on July 9th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
I really don't mind making tuts. Feel free to ask for any others. I hope you find this one useful :)
joie: icon 5cabooseys on July 9th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Zomg, this is a kickarse tutorial. +Meming for later! ILY for doing this XD.
♣ amie lou: BTVS :: live through this and dont lookmizzybox on July 9th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Thanks alot XD
Gen: Kristen Bell - Climbingxg3n on July 9th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
GAH SO PRETTY! Thanks for the tut +mems
♣ amie loumizzybox on July 9th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
you're welcome :)
sing_swing_singsing_swing_sing on July 9th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
i've been wanting to know how to do this! thanks! memming for later.
♣ amie lou: harry potter ::green::mizzybox on July 9th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
you're welcome. Glad it helps :)
Laura: izzie__misaki on July 9th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
GREAT tutorial!
♣ amie lou: DW TEN ::omgs Jack is huge!::mizzybox on July 9th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
thanks :D
p: Doctor Whoscraps on July 9th, 2007 09:19 am (UTC)
Mmm, this looks sexy! Totally memming ;)
♣ amie lou: DW TEN ::omgs Jack is huge!::mizzybox on July 9th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
haha sexy :D Hope it's useful!
Brett Yo!: i heart jakeoceanicair815 on July 9th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC)
This is just so pretty!
I'm gonna try it out, wish me luck! :D.
♣ amie lou: DW TEN ::omgs Jack is huge!::mizzybox on July 9th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
thanks! can't wait to see what you make from it :D
Mona Lisa: jate bwprincesslaurina on July 9th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
beautiful icon and beautiful tutorial!
added to mems!thank you ♥
♣ amie lou: LOST Sawyer ::no one knows what it's likmizzybox on July 9th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
aww thanks. you're welcome :D
lioness_aslan: Evanna Lynchlioness_aslan on July 9th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Wow! I loved this! My result is the userpic =)
♣ amie loumizzybox on July 9th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
awesome, looks great :D
Julia.: oh we could be a team [hp]elefuff on July 11th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
this is frickin amazing!
cant wait to try it out.
♣ amie lou: HP eat breathe live pottermizzybox on July 11th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
enjoy :D
ex_vivere116 on July 14th, 2007 09:02 am (UTC)
That is quite neat - also adding to memories, thanks!
♣ amie loumizzybox on July 15th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
you're welcome :)
chrissycakes_xx on August 8th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
Beautiful! +Mems