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11 December 2009 @ 09:11 pm
I got a request for another tutorial! This time its for the cover of my HaruTsuna fanmix!

Like before, the program I use is Photoshop CS3 and I use Paint Tool Sai to paint.

With this one, I began with a white 480px by 480px canvas, upon which I pasted the fanart I found on Photobucket.

Next I created a color fill layer of a light gray color (e0e0e0) and set it to multiply at 100%. You can create this layer by clicking Layer>>New Fill Layer>>Solid.

Now, let's make two new brightness/contrast layers. You can do this by clicking Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>>Brightness/Contrast

First layer:
Brightness: -13
Contrast: +21

Second Layer:
Brightness: +20
Contrast: +35

We now have this:

Let's create another color fill layer. This time we'll use a light blue color (a7cfdb) and set it to color burn. I set mine to color burn at a 68% opacity.

We have really added some 'pow' to our image and made it stand it out. :) So next, we'll add this texture (by vikyvampirs found here) and set it to multiply at 100%

I don't like how the texture looks over the fanart, so I can either erase the texture that is over the fanart or create a new mask layer on the texture layer and color in the area I don't want shown.

I chose to do the latter, but the results are the same. To make a mask layer, make sure you have the heart texture highlighted in your layer list, then click on the box with the circle in it at the bottom of the layer list. You'll see you now have white box and a chain link next to your texture layer.

Go to your paintbrush. You'll now see that your colors are white, grey, or black. Make sure the color you chose is a black color and paint over the fanart. You'll see that the texture is being erased over the fanart. This is nice in case you want to move your texture and keep the erased parts the same. If you want to move the texture but have the erased part remain the same, make sure to click the chain-link between the two layers so it disappears before you move the texture around.

I then but this texture by erniemay (found here) on Soft Light at 100%.

Next, let's set this texture by frozenDi on multiply.

I took this texture by unknown and set it to screen.

Then, on top of that, I used the fluffy brush and painted a grey-ish red (b68a8a) over the previous texture. I set this layer to screen.

Now let's add the text! I used Clementine Sketch and ERAS Medium ITC.

Phew! Almost done, I swear! Let's make another color fill layer, this time a super dark, dark purple (140120)! I set this layer to Exclusion with a 40% opacity.

LAST STEP! w00t! We're going to make a curves layer. Click Layer>>New Adjustment Layer>>Curves. We just want to lighten up the picture a little bit, so we'll only use one point.

Input: 153
Output: 163

We now have the final product!

Current Music: Umbrella - Rhianna
秀徳: music + kang daesungleeteuk on December 12th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
This is one of my favourite covers! It's so oool to see how you make them ^^
   blas·phe·mous™: tlm • i'm a light sleepermychemical_lust on December 12th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)

Tehe! Really?? Thanks so much darlin! xD You're too cute!
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   blas·phe·mous™: khr • marbles and playthingsmychemical_lust on December 12th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)

Wow, really?? Thansk so much sweetie!

When I coloring, I normally just use one color to shade as opposed to different shades of my flat color. I usually use a light purple color which I set that layer to multiply as I shade. I've find it to be a lot easier.

I can send you a .PSD file if you would like.
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   blas·phe·mous™: khr • and madnessmychemical_lust on December 12th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)

Alrighty! I added a few besides the one used here in a .zip.

Some of them include more detailed colorings while others are simple. The Spanner coloring isn't finished at all, but that is going to be more detailed than my other ones.

Download: http://www.box.net/shared/38oqjh8i74

Edited at 2009-12-12 09:02 pm (UTC)
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   blas·phe·mous™: gw • you were never ablemychemical_lust on December 13th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)

Sure thing bb! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! xD

Edited at 2009-12-13 05:18 am (UTC)
Oujo-sama: tsukyoakumugan on December 12th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
lol my icon on a Haru/Tsuna post
*_____* Yay! Thanks for making this! I enjoy being educated. ;D
   blas·phe·mous™: khr • you were never ablemychemical_lust on December 12th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: lol my icon on a Haru/Tsuna post

I loled at your icon on this post.


:D! You're welcome!! ♥♥