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09 September 2007 @ 12:44 am
#24 - Nana Tutorial  
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No selective coloring, involves levels.



Begin with your base:



For this particular base, I didn't need to brighten it anymore, but if you need to, then just duplicate your base and set the layer to SCREEN. You may even want to duplicate it again and set that layer to SOFTLIGHT. Just depends on your picture.


Create a new layer filled with #77abdb and set the layer to SOFTLIGHT 100%:
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Create a new layer filled with #eebc9b and set the layer to BURN 43%:

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Go to Layers>New Adjustment Layer>COLOR BALANCE, and enter in:
SHADOWS: -18, 15, 12
MIDTONES: -39, -10, -17
NO HIGHLIGHTS



Now, duplicate, yes DUPLICATE, the previous COLOR BALANCE layer, except change:
SHADOWS: -18, -31, 12



Now, go to Layers>New Adjustment Layer>LEVELS and enter in:
RGB: I: 25, 1.23, 255
GREEN: I: 19, .94, 255



And finally, go to Layers> New Adjustment Layer>HUE/SATURATION/LIGHTNESS and enter in:
Master: S: 17
REDS: S: 21
CYANS: S: -10



And it's done! Yay, how pretty! If it's too red, then you may want to decrease the saturation in the REDS on the last step. Of course, if you didn't notice, it is quite blue, like most of my tutorials, cough. So that's why I desaturated the cyans a bit in the last step.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Comments and results are appreciated!! (Oh, and I've never said this before due to embarrassment and trying not to sound vain, but you can friend me if you like my tutorials!)


Other examples:


Oh yes. And I would really really just love to thank Nana-nana.net for having all the awesome HQ pictures that I love to steal. If that website didn't exist, then neither would this tutorial (or my header, for that matter)!



-Kelsey
 
 
 
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keifu♥keifu on September 9th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
really nice :)
Frouwkefrouwke on September 9th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
YES NANA.
XD sorry.
sally sweet: Ritavintage_gumm on September 9th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
It's so pretty! Thanks much.
colorbirdy on September 9th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Looks beautiful. I'll try it. +mems
strawie~ ♪ ☆: Nissy-RedSoulstrawieluphy on September 10th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! Add to mems =D
xx_crystalline on October 22nd, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
Awesome tutorial :)