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20 May 2008 @ 08:29 pm
tutorial// aki header/banner  
LOL so uhm... I haven't made a tutorial in a long time...and you can see why 8D I suck. >>; Nevertheless, I thought I should contribute to the tutorial world because I mooch off of them so much D:

This tutorial is quite simple boring, plain so I hope it will be easy to follow.

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# made in PSP9
# requires knowledge of curves, channel mixer, etc.
# I believe it's translatable for PS users >>;

o1. So I'm starting off with this picture of Aki from SID. And I cropped it and didn't really bother to resize it...but if you're wondering, the dimensions are 486x350

o2. Next, clean up your image (smooth skin, sharpen areas, etc.) then duplicate your image, then blur>>gaussian blur>>2.0 then set the blend mode to soft light 58%

o3. New Adjustment layer>>channel mixer:

RED: 169, -60, 0
GREEN: 0, 100, 0
BLUE: -60, 60, 89

o4. New Adjustment layer>>hue/saturation:


o5. New Adjustment layer>>curves set layer opacity to 78%:

point 1: input 73 output 91
point 2: input 186 output 284

point 1: input 72 output 74
point 2: input 185 output 173

point 1: input 80 output 130
point 2: input 186 output 169

o6. new color fill layer #3d0105 set blend mode to exclusion

o7. then add this texture by vert_gazon, set blend mode to multiply 62% and then I erased whatever was covering the tree branches and aki himself, as well as the trees it was covering

o8. then i added this texture also by vert_gazon, and set the blend mode to darken 100%

o9. New Adjustment layer>>hue/saturation:

RED: -19

o1o. New Adjustment layer>>brightness/contrast:


o11. Then I added this texture which is a part of a texture made by babliz and set the blend mode to screen 100% and moved it around to my liking

you can stop here if you'd like, but I went on to add a light texture, text and other things:

altered light texture - originally by graphic_sl blendmode screen
paint texture - by loveicon blendmode: darken 100%
font used: apple garamond italic - color:#c0c0c0
the scribble was made with the pen tool.

other examples:

# please let me know what you think
# i'd like to see your results, so feel free to change any steps or skip anything
# please help me out with identifying the 2 uncredited textures >_<
# enjoy and go nuts...?
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Gangu - AN CAFE
`_.´douches on May 21st, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Love the tutorial. Imma use this one. :D♥
lawren™: [mao x yuuya] SID;  whoo~carouselcues on May 21st, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
cool beans :B
Melanieprettyprofound on May 21st, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
This looks amazing. Adding to memories. ;]
@Bluegrassbabe3foxylovesme on May 21st, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Nice. :)
*saves to mems*

It's so hard to find good tuts for PSP so thanks for this. :)
lawren™: [aoi] ayabie;carouselcues on May 21st, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
oh no problem xD
yes, i find it hard to find any decent PSP tuts...
but luckily i have both PSP and PS or I'd die D:
♕❙れいこ;: aki sleepleikochan14 on May 21st, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
memming it!
Laisse la rêverstarshines on May 21st, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
I love this coloring. I made a journal set with it; I'm using it for my own journal actually. :) You can go and see if you'd like. Let me know what you think. :)

Thanks for this.
lawren™: [chihiro] ex.  えぃみ→☆;carouselcues on May 21st, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
wow! it turned out really nice :3
i'm glad you liked it and thanks as well :D
Laisse la rêverstarshines on May 22nd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you think it worked for me alright. I'm still working on blending, but I kinda like how it turned out. :) Thanks again!
Veronicatoxiclovers_xo on May 21st, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
the curves layer was tricky for me, but apart from that, amazing tutorial! :D♥
ainekaikan on May 22nd, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Lovely tutorial. Thank you =)
cherrypistorucherrypistoru on May 22nd, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
very nice ! trying it out :)
haebin: Misc 7haebin on May 23rd, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
The Tutorial is really awesome :)
I got this:

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Edited at 2008-05-23 09:32 am (UTC)
lawren™carouselcues on May 23rd, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
oooh! that's really cool!!!
i like your outcome :D
haebin: Misc 12haebin on May 24th, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
Thank you :D
I like it too. It's so dark and kind of mystical :D
brightgarden on October 12th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
Awesome tut! Thanks + mem! ^^