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11 August 2006 @ 08:03 pm
:: tutorial .019  

Start with your base, sharpen.

Duplicate your base, and desaturate it, set to soft light 100%.


Set a #002B8C layer to 100% exclusion.

Using color #A30000, make a new gradient fill.
(Click on the half black, half white circle at the bottom of the layers window, and select Gradient).
Use this as a guide:

Set this layer to lighten, and you get this:

Duplicate the base, bring to the top and set to 100% soft light and desaturate it.

New curves layer, joy.
Point One
Input: 180
Output: 205
Point Two
Input: 68
Output: 52


Point One
Input: 183
Output: 195


Point One
Input: 201
Output: 184
Point Two
Input: 35
Output: 63

Point One
Input: 182
Output: 174
Point Two
Input: 108
Output: 100

Aaaaaand you get this:

Make another gradient fill layer, and use these settings: (The color I used is #D70000).

Set this layer to lighten, which gives you this, and the end result:

Woo!! Any Q's please ask and you can play around, change things to suit your liking.

*Angel Linda*: GWTWlindabree on August 11th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC)
Beautiful, thank you, I'll try it!
aspen.fallen: Twins: ♥aspenfallen on August 11th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
Wow, so luxurious! Will definitely mem and use this one. :3
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
this is very very nice! Adding to mems!
Katepureskies on August 11th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
sorry, that was me
J: 3beg_to_differ on August 11th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
added to memories.

you forgot to tell us to put the gradient layer on lighten, i think. =)
Madison: MKAFeathersdakoterimayer on August 11th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Oops I did too, thanks for pointing that out, will fix :]
kumikoukkumikouk on August 11th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I have added it to mem and had a go too, really pleased with the result, will credit you
Dariaarielo4ka on August 11th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
+ mems.
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™blossombunny on August 12th, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
that's so awesome. thanks :D
xhearts_desirexxhearts_desirex on August 13th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
adding to mems. thanks :]
brooklyn, come again 크맀이abiding on August 14th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
reve_lucide on August 15th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Aah, lovely! Thank you. XD
SaraSeveresarasevere on January 28th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
love it!
thanks :D <3
siobhan/char :)amaidi on June 28th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
love this! :) memming