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18 May 2008 @ 02:15 pm
tutorial #3  
from this to in Gimp.
Requested by dischargie :)

1. step: brighten the cap
colour - values: 0; 1,70; 255.
colour - brightness/contrast: contrast +10

2. step - coloring:
[the first steps are the same as in this tutorial]

- duplicate the base and set this layer to screen. If the cap is really dark you'll need more than one screenlayer.
- new layer with a dark blue (#0b0f42), screen, 50. Duplicate this layer once.
- new layer with a birghter blue (#7eb4d0, Burn, 90. Duplicate this layer once.
- new layer with red (#ff0000), Overlay, 10
- new layer with skintone (#edc673) , multiply, 80.

Now change the opacities [result]
Merge all layers.

3. step - channel mixer:

(colour - component - channel mixer)

Red: 90; -20; 0
Green: -10; 40; 60
Blue: -50; 80; 60
(preserve luminosity off)

I changed the opacity of this layer to 80% and screened my base twice [result]

4. step:
After cropping and resizing it I painted with black over the cap so only his head and the collar is visible [result]

5. step:
To lighten up parts of the icon I usually duplicate the base and change it with some curves modifications so that the layer gets brighter. You also can set the layer to screen.
Then I pick a brush and erase some parts of the layer. Here I erased everything except those parts which I wanted to have brighter (in this case a diagonal band).

the result:

Other examples:

Just out of interest... is anybody interested in tutorials for these two icons:
from  to
from  to ? (with Gimp, as always^^)
I tried to translate some tutorials with SC-steps and kinda stumbled over those results (light-years away from the result I wanted to have but yeah xP). And as I most probably won't post new icons before the final episodes of Bones and NCIS have aired I would have time to post those tutorials^^ If anyone wants them.
Anyway, *hugs*
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Elleabove_blues on May 18th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Ooo I would love tutorials for those! Gorgeous results! :D

Thanks for the tut!
Tina: [celeb] emily&davidfan_cifully on May 18th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
thanks for your comment :)
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Tinafan_cifully on May 18th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
talim on May 18th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, gorgeous. Yay for GIMP! :D Those other two icons are really stunning, too, so I'd definitely be interested in tutorials.
Tinafan_cifully on May 18th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
yes, there are definitely not enough Gimp-tuts out there :)
thanks for your comment
salilu on May 18th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
you think it's possibel to do this in photoshop?
Tinafan_cifully on May 18th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
I think so. PS has definitely channel mixer too.
But I think that the blend mode "burn" has the name "color burn" in PS.
salilu on May 18th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
i will try then and let you known how it goes :)
CJ: Bones - Bones&Booth <3gymcatgrl on May 18th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
This tutorial is lovely, && I would love to see some more! It's so nice to see tutorials made in GIMP. :D
Tina: [others] weeeeeeeeeeefan_cifully on May 19th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
thank you &hearts
It's so nice to see tutorials made in GIMP. :D
Exactly, and I'll post the tutorials asap. Oh, and I'm looking forward to more of you too btw ;)
Sophiashazza_018 on May 19th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Its awesome to find a tutorial made for GIMP *hugs*

This helped me alot thanks again
Tina: [celeb] emily&davidfan_cifully on May 19th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome :D I'm glad to here that it's useful.
You might want to take a look here, I made a list of tutorials and listed some Gimp-Tuts, too :)
*hugs* Tina
anteyelullaby on May 27th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Fantastic tutorial! AND it's for the GIMP! :D Definitely memming this. Thank you!
Tinafan_cifully on June 1st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
Mike: Elisha Cuthbert 3superdupermike on May 31st, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
this tutorial is awsome
Tinafan_cifully on June 1st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
the sober swagger: gorillaz; eastern sunlaziilemon on June 17th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit late commenting this tutorial, but I absolutely adore the colouring of this one.

I tried it out on the avatar showing now (changing some opacities along the way to suit the picture), and I really love the way it turned out. And all for GIMP use as well!

Thanks so much for sharing!
Tinafan_cifully on June 19th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
thank you :D I like your result a lot! the gorillaz are ftw :)
lone_starling88 on June 19th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Gorgeous color! Love this and am using it with this icon. Have credited you in my icon post, in my user info, and in the future. Thanks for sharing!!
Tinafan_cifully on June 19th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
thank you for your comment :D I'm really glad it's useful!
bringme_love on July 10th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I used this tutorial in order to make some icons of NCIS and it works so well, I mean the colour that it gives to the photo is stunning. So thank you for having made this.