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Do You Remember the Shire- Colouring Tutorial
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Author:  Lembas [ August 9th, 2011, 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Do You Remember the Shire- Colouring Tutorial

Part One, which looks at Blending is here

Well my pretties as promised here I am to complete my step by step of this Banner

In this Tutorial I'll show youy how I went from this:
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To This:
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First I sharpened my image- sharpening is always a crucial part to me as I like all my graphics to look crisp. I then added a border (normally a step I would do last, but I accidently merged it to the base image!) to add my border I selected everything (CTRL+A) then chose the rectangle selection tool and right clicked on the Canvas then selected stroke. My settings were Size: 1PX, Colour: #ffffff, Location: Centre

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Then I grabbed this texture by People Machines(site dead):
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I pasted it on a layer above my base image and set it to Screen

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Next I began the colouring- to do this I made a new layer and flood filled it with #180438 and set the Blend mode to Exclusion 100%

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Then I made another new layer, flood filled with #fff99d, I changed the Blend mode to Soft Light 50%

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Then I made a 3rd new layer & flood filled it with #8dcff3 and set the Blend mode to Colour Burn 50%

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The Colour Burn Layer left my image looking too dark, so I took my eraser ( Size 170, Hardness 0) and erased the areas over the Shire & Sam's face.

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Finally I got to my favourite bit- Selective Colour. Here I made a Selective Colour Adjustment layer and set it like so:

Reds:

Cyan:-100
Magenta: +19
Yellow: +25
Black: +20

Yellows:

Cyan: +40
Magenta: -21
Yellow: +100
Black: 0

Neutrals:

Cyan: 0
Magenta: +6
Yellow: -9
Black: +3

My aim was to bring out the yellows and greens to give the lighter areas a vivid dreamy look, whilst darkening the blues in the centre to make the centre seem darker

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Finally I added my text- I used DaunPenh in #ffffff which came as a default font on my PC (Times new Roman is very similar!). Then I added an underline& my signature using the Pencil tool Size 1px again in white

& hey Presto We're done!
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I hope that this tutorial was helpful to some people. Feel free to share you outcome if you try it (I'd love to see!). Or if you have any questions & or constructive criticism on my techniques or graphics or tutorial writing let me know :D

Author:  Cara [ August 10th, 2011, 2:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Do You Remember the Shire- Colouring Tutorial

Oh my, Lemby, thta will change my works forever! :lol: That is really, really helpfull, I will try it a little in the future.

Thank you!

Author:  Lembas [ August 10th, 2011, 5:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Do You Remember the Shire- Colouring Tutorial

:o changed them forever??? here's hoping my instructions make sense then :D

Author:  Maneth Eruvadhril [ August 10th, 2011, 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Do You Remember the Shire- Colouring Tutorial

nice! I might try it :)

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