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Hi. :)

This is a question for anyone using CS4, is there selective colouring or the equivalent on CS4?

Because I can't seem to see anything like it and it's really annoying me because I can't seem to make avatars without it :(

Thanks in advance :D

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Cool :D

Here's one, it's 100x100 though. Resize the texture to 120x120 instead :D

Program: Made with Photoshop but will work with Gimp and Psp too.

This is the one we will make:


Step 1

Take this texture:


And paste it in a new document.

Step 2

Take a picture you want and then crop and erase the background. If you are using a cap, add a curves layer and brighten it up, or add some screen layers. Mine looks like this:


Step 3

Make a new curves layer (layer>new adjustment layer>curves) and chose these settings:


Output: 144

Input: 103

This makes the pic brighter.


Step 4

Create a gradient map (layer>new adjustment layer>gradient map). Chose one that goes from Black to White.


Step 5

Make another curves layer (layer>new adjustment layer>curves) to add some contrast.

Use these settings:


Point 1: Output: 0 Input 30

Point 2: Output: 93 Input: 115

Point 3: Output: 176 Input: 172

To make new points just click on the line. This is what I have now:


Step 6

To add a cooler effect create a levels layer (layer>new adjustment layer>levels). You don't have to do this if you think yours look pretty already.

Use these settings:


18 | 1,09 | 255

Output levels: 28 | 209

Mine looks like this:


Step 7

Final step!

Take this texture:


Put it on the blending mode Lighten.

And you are done!

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A tutorial for Georgia :)

To get this ----> Arizona01.png colouring :)

Step 1: Crop image to 120x120 pixels in size.

Step 2: Duplicate layer and set layer to screen (if it's a dark image use duplicate screen until you are satisified with your image)

Step 3: Create a 'Colour Balance' layer; settings as follow.


-16 = Cyan way

-34 = Magenta way

+29 = Blue way


-48 = Cyan way

-17 = Magenta way

+44 = Blue way


-14 = Blue way

-6 = Magenta way

-14 = Yellow way

Step 4: Create a new 'selective colouring' layer and use these settings.


Cyan: +100%

Magenta: -18%

Yellow: +2%


Cyan: +47%

Magenta: -22%

Yellow: +4%

Black: -17%

Set layer optical to 61%

And there you have it, too easy :)

Let me see examples incase I stuffed up lol :)

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