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15 September 2012 @ 12:57 am
John & Teyla Icon Coloring Tutorial-Vintage Look  
Title: Icon Coloring Tutorial-Vintage Look
Instructor: spiritcoda
Difficulty: Beginner
Photoshop Version: CS5

Resources for the tutorial
Fonts- You can use any fonts you like
Screencaps- John, Teyla
Source- PSD File

1- Open up photoshop and create a document with the below mentioned settings

For this tutorial we will be using two pictures (mentioned above under resources)
For the first step lets drag in the image of John

When you drag an image to photoshop, it is automatically sized to fit the width and height and is created to a smart object.
Using the handles expand to the view that you like
Tip: When resizing images, always click on the Maintain aspect ratio, and hold down SHIFT and ALT when resizing the image

Once the image is in position, confirm the transform

Next bring in the image of Teyla and positing as displayed below

Then select the blending option and set it to Lighten

2- Lets start working on this now
Lets put a new adjustment layer by selecting levels from the adjustment panel and putting the below mentioned settings
Next erase the parts that you don't need, which I tool the eraser tool and brushed off the hair of Teyla, but remember before doing any type of modification, remember to rasterize the layer
Add another adjustment layer, Curves as per the settings mentioned below
Point 1- (output 76, Input 68)
Point 2- (output 142, Input 130)
Point 3- (output 199, Input 185)
Point 1- (output 0, Input 0)
Point 2- (output 64, Input 67)

3. Lets do the coloring part
Make a new layer and fill with the color #054856 mentioned below, make sure its above all the other layers

Set the layer blending mode to Lighten and the Fill value to 43%
Create another layer and fill with the color # 5a0505

Change the blending mode to Exclusion and the Opacity to 55%
Create another layer and fill with the color #021128

Set the layer blending mode to Color Dodge

4- Touch up
Lets sharpen the image a little, Select John and Teyla images from the layers panel, and select Filter and Sharpen
Create another layer on top of all the layers and set the blending mode to Screen, then take the brush tool

Select the color red, and then click a few times just above Teyla
Next select the text tool from the Tools panel

use any type of text for two wordings, please note below the settings I have used

Then save your file by selecting File and then Save for Web & Devices
 Select PNG from the list and click SAVE

And your Done
Final Work

Enjoy Making icons, if you like any type of tutorials for the coming weeks, please do post here for requests and will try to follow up for next weeks tutorials
federal bureau of obsessionsxxsafixx on September 14th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
:) That looks great!
Shivikaspiritcoda on September 15th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
thanks... :)