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 Post subject: Coloring Tutorial
PostPosted: April 29th, 2012, 1:16 pm 
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Per request, I've made a tutorial for how I do my coloring of images. This is just one example, but I generally use the same tools every time. Sometimes I also use a gradient map, depending on how disparate the coloring of all the images are and how much I want to unify them.


I'll be making this image.

I started by blending my images together,
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then merging them. I duplicated the image, sharpened it, duplicated it again, and gave it a surface blur filter. I set the sharpened copy on SCREEN and the blurred on one SOFT LIGHT. You may have to play with opacity depending on the brightness of the original image.
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Next, I set my base colors. I do this with the Color Balance tool. This will always vary from image to image, but here I have examples of how I set it for this one.
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You'll notice that the blues and greens stand out more, with everything getting stronger hues. Next, I use the Selective Color tool. Basically, I want to make the main colors stand out even more.
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Lastly, I set a solid color on EXCLUSION over the whole thing.
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I don't always do the solid color, and sometimes I use gradient maps as well. It all really depends on the cohesion of the piece once you finish coloring. For this one, I thought it needed just a little bit of softening.

So there you have it! Hope it was helpful! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Coloring Tutorial
PostPosted: April 29th, 2012, 1:40 pm 
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Thanks, Nurr! I will certainly use it next time when doing graphics ^^ If I success, I will show the result.

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