HAHAHAA. I accidentally deleted the first part, so THANKFULLY I kept it on my journal. Sorry that the 2nd part is over a week. Work's been zapping me of energy, sorry about that. Anyway, here it is. For the first part, check here. Keep in mind this won't work with every image, but I doubt it's nothing a Selective Color layer can't fix! ;P
This tutorial will be split up into at least two parts. It is one of the largest icons I've made (layers wise) and therefore I beg you to bare with me here.
First off, I stared off with this cap:
Romola and this cap is just so beautiful, this brief moment where she tries to calm her mind. I want her to stand out from the background while keeping it looking natural (ish).
Before I get into specifics I want to take a brief detour to talk about achieving the pale/pastelish coloring. At fir this came really difficult to me---and with come caps it's still a bitch. However, I found a PSD that as taught
me a great deal, which I can only praise and hope you will enjoy and learn from to. The maddeningly talented slayground
psd and when learning your own way it can offer you some tips and relief when frustrated. That being said, I still do my own thing, I've learned and I cannot say enough about using a PSD to learn.
We will be using a number of textures. To make this a little easier on us all, I made a zip file which ca be found here
Since writing this, the lovely and talented Slayground had left Tumblr. I uploaded the psd to mediafire, however, STILL CREDIT HER. If anyone has any other ideas on a better way to credit her, I'm open.( on with the long ass show!Collapse )
If you have any questions, don't hesitate, I'll do my best to explain anything I failed to already. And don't forget if you want to know anything about other stuff, feel free to ask here:Ask The Maker 4.0
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