yamiinsane
18 March 2014 @ 06:26 pm
Tutorial 5.0 - Sherlock Holmes Wallpaper  
How to make my Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock) wallpaper in Photoshop CS5.  Translateable except for the Difference/Exclusion blending modes.  If anyone wants to help with those translations, feel free to do so.
 photo sherlock-543-yami.jpg: Finished Product.
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BASE

1) Open a new document.  I chose 1920x1080 for my wallpaper since my monitor is those dimensions.  Fill with #dedbed.

2) Paste
this texture into the document and resize to fill the canvas.  Set to Soft Light, 100%.
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3) Paste this texture into the document and resize to fill the canvas.  Set to Hard Light, 73%.
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4) Paste this texture into the document and resize to fill the canvas.  Set to Normal, 31%.
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5) Take this stock of London and paste into the document.  Set to Screen, 53%.  Scale if needed.
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6) Take this texture and resize it to fit the canvas.  Set to Difference, 38%.
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7) Take this texture and paste into the document.  Resize as large as you like and set to Difference, 100%.
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8) Paste this texture and resize as large as you like.  Set to Difference, 100%.
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9) Take the chair stock/texture and place it into the document.  Do not resize unless you feel it should be.  Set this to Screen, 100%.
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10) Take this texture and do not resize unless you are working with a smaller canvas.  Set to Multiply, 17%.
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11) Take this texture and erase everything except the text.  Blend the text into the canvas however you like.  Set this to Hard Light, 100%.
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12) Take a picture of your character/person and blend them into the canvas.

13) Take
this texture and blend it into the canvas, on the right side of your character.  Set to Multiply, 100%.
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14) Take this acetate texture and set it to Screen, 100%.  Place this over your character and erase any of the texture on top of your character.
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COLORING

15) Curves adjustment layer: Increase Contrast (RGB).
16) Color Fill: #210202.  Set to Exclusion, 100%.
17) Photo Filter: Cooling Filter (LBB), Density: 25%.
18) Gradient Map: #17 from
Washed Away Art Gradients #1. Or #1f3c36 to #ebd5b1
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TEXT

19) Sherlock:
Liberation Sans Narrow, 72pt.  Fill: 0%.  Blending Options: Inner Glow: Default!, Bevel and Emboss/Contour: Default!, Stroke: Default!
20) Holmes:
One Fell Swoop, 125pt.  Soft Light, 100%.  Blending Options: Outer Glow: #bedaff, Opacity: 51%, Size 43%., Bevel and Emboss/Contour: Default!
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FINISHING TOUCHES

21) Create a stamp of your work. Use Topaz Clean, Crispstyle.  Set to Normal, 50%.
22) Create another stamp.  Filters>Artistic>Paint Daubs.  1,1.  Set to Normal, 50%.
23) Create another stamp.  Blending Options: Stroke: Size: 6, Position: Inside, Rest: Default.
24) Create yet another stamp.  Blending Options: Stroke: Size: 1, Position: Inside, Color: #ffffff
25) Watermark your work if you do and you are done!

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-Credits: If anyone knows the unknown textures, please let me know so that I may credit them.  BaB_Jane, Methys_Stock, Wanderingsoul_Stox, Kuschelirmel_Stock
-Please do not post on any other sites! Thanks.
-If you use my tutorial, please let me know as I would love to see your finalized art!
-If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
-And last but Never least: Enjoy! :D
 
 
yamiinsane
18 March 2014 @ 06:02 pm
Tutorial 4.0 - Stana katic Signature  
Here is one of the tutorials that Ikorni (Gateworld forum) requested.

Here is how I made my Stana sig.

BASE
1) Open a document to whatever signature size you prefer, I chose 500x180.  Fill with white.

2) Open and paste into the document this clock stock.  Try to put the clock just off center and to the right, do not worry about leaving the edge visible. It will be covered up in the following steps.  Normal, 100%.

3) Open and paste this stock into the document.  Set to the left of the clock and, with a layer mask, blend into the clock. Normal, 100%.

4) Open and paste this bridge stock into the document.  Set to the right and bottom of the clock and, with a layer mask, blend into the clock and erase the other edge if it's visible.  Normal, 100%.

5) Take this window and paste it into the document.  Set to Multiply, 100%.

6) Add this fire stock and set it to Normal, 100%.  Erase the edges and set to the bottom center of the canvas.  Make sure you erase this with a layer mask so you can go back and add more of this stock or less.

7) Add your first picture of your character.  Resize to as small as you like and place off center.  Cut your character completely out of the background.

8) Add another picture of your character.  Resize if need be and place just to the left of the smaller picture.  Cut her/him completely out of the background.

9) Make a copy of the second stock and bring to the front.  Move to where the fog is just under where your main character picture is and erase whatever you don't like.

10) Take this texture and add it to the left side of the canvas.  Set this to Lighten, 100%.  Duplicate the layer and set this one to Screen, 100%.  Erase whatever you don't like but make sure the words are still visible.

11) Take this texture and add it to the canvas.  Resize to about the size of your canvas and set to Soft Light, 100%.  If you need to, use the smudge brush to clean up the texture on top of your characters pictures.  Create a stamp of your current work, you will need this later.

COLORING
12) Curves: Increase Contrast (RGB)

13) Hue/Saturation: Colorize checked.  Hue: 202, Saturation: 9, Lightness: +13.

14) Photo filter: Default with Warming Filter (LBA)

15) Selective Color:
-Whites: 83, 29, 0, -49
-Neutrals: 9, -6, -12, 16
-Blacks: 13, -4, 9, -11

16) Color Fill #1: #051f25.  Set to Exclusion, 100%.

17) Color FIll #2: #290d2b. Set to Exclusion, 76%.

18) Take the stamp you created in step 11 and bring to the front.  Set to Normal, 25%.

19) Curves: Point 1: Output: 140, Input: 158.

20) Gradient Map: Washed away art Gradients #2: Gradient #12.  If you can't use Photoshop gradients: #ebecc2 to #402b0e. Set to Overlay, 50%.

21) Duplicate the stamp from steps 11 and 18.  Bring to front, set to Overlay, 14%

FINISHING TOUCHES
22) Create a stamp.  Use Topaz Clean, Crispstyle.  Set layer to Normal, 60%. NOTE: If you do not have Topaz Clean, don't worry.  Just use whatever filters you use to finalize your art.

23) Create another stamp.  Use Paint Daubs: 1, 1.  Set layer to Normal, 40%.

24) Create one last stamp. Blending Options: Stroke: Default, size: 2.

25) Watermark your work, if you do, and you are finished.


Let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
yamiinsane
18 March 2014 @ 05:55 pm
Tutorial 3.0 - Rick Castle Wallpaper  
Here is how to make my Rick Castle Wallpaper in Photoshop CS5. Notes: -All textures used made by vikyvampirs90. -Colors may end up differently than mine because of characters pic. -Please do not copy exactly, the main reason I didn't include the character images. -I'd love to see what you've done with this tutorial.

1) Open a new document, I chose 1920x1080, fill with black.

2) Open 4_31_vikyvampirs90 and place in the document. Rotate 90 degrees and Gaussian blur it. I used 49.6 for the blur. Blend in with background.

3) Open 1_31_vikyvampirs90 and place in the document. Resize to fill the entire canvas. Set to Screen, 100%. Go back to the first texture and make sure it lines up with the top and bottom of the second texure, you may have to resize the texture.

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4) Open 3_40_vikyvampirs90 and place in the document. Resize 'til the entire texure fills width-wise. Set to Screen, 30% and put it at the top of the canvas. Erase what you don't like.

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5) Open 5_set11_vikyvampirs90 and place in the document. Leave as is and move to the bottom left of the second texture. Set to Screen, 100%. Erase what you don't like.

6) Open 4_vikyvampirs90 and place in the document. Leave as is and move to the bottom right of the second texture. Set to Screen, 60%. Erase what you don't like.

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7) Open up a picture of your main character and place in the document. Resize if needed and set to Multiply, 100%. Go to the second texture and with the magic wand, click right outside the white "box." That way it'll be easier for you to get your picture cut into the white "box." Go back to this picture and click on the layer mask button located at the bottom of the layers box (on the right.) You may have to invert the mask (ctrl+I) Clean up whatever you don't like.

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8) Open these three textures (1, 2, 3) and place them in the document. Organize them from top to bottom on the left side of the white "box," place them in whatever order you like and make sure they are lined up.

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9) Duplicate those three textures and flip horizontal, then rotate 90 degrees. Move to the bottom right of the white "box" and skew the left side upwards a little to align the edges with the white box.

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10) Open another pic of your character, one that has writing of some kind or maybe the title of the movie or tv show, etc. they are working in, and duplicate the layer. Hide the duplicate layer for now and give the other layer a layer mask. Erase EVERYTHING but the words/writing and set the layer to Soft Light, 100%. Un-hide the duplicated layer and use the same Gaussian Blur on it, Blur it out. Layer mask and erase where the words/writing is so that the words/writing can come through. Set this layer to Soft Light, 100%.

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11) COLORING:
- Curves: Increase Contrast (RGB)
- Gradient Map: (I lost the urls where I got the Washed Away Art Gradients so until I find them again here are the colors:) bd8a39 to 510600. Set to Soft Light, 50%.
- Gradient Map: 1a3da2 to fbf49c set to Soft Light, 100%.
- Pattern Fill: Use Pattern 23 from this pack and set to Soft Light, 100%.

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12) I didn't like how light certain areas got so I created a blank layer and set the layer to Soft Light, 100%. I used my favorite blending brush, Talei-stock's Grunge brushes 2, and with black, darken the areas that you want darkened.

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13) TEXT:
- Rick Castle: Jellyka's King's Hat, 60 pt. Fill, 0%. Blending Options: Drop Shadow: Default, Bevel and Emboss: Default except Style is Pillow Emboss, Color Overlay: 521441, Normal, 30%, Gradient Overlay: 2d2b30 to 5c7594 rest default.
-Warp text: Bulge: Horizontal, +27, -74, -82.
-Place in the main picture area.

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14) Create a stamp of everything and use whatever filters you use to finalize your art. I used Topaz Clean, Crispstyle (default) and Paint Daubs to finalize my wallpaper.

15) Watermark your work, if you do, and you are finished! And this is the finished product.

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

 
 
yamiinsane
18 March 2014 @ 05:32 pm
Tutorial 2.0 - Natasha Romanoff Wallpaper  
How to make this wallpaper:

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In Photoshop CS5.

1) Open a document with whatever size you like, I chose 1920x1080. Fill the background with #faefef.

2) Paste your first picture of the character of your choice and erase much of the background, don't erase it all. Resize if necessary.

Your canvas should look similar to this but with your own character:
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3) Add this stock and set it to Hard Light, 100%. Resize if necessary. Erase whatever is on your character.

4) Add this stock and set it to Multiply, 100%. Resize if necessary. Erase whatever is on your character.

Should now look something like this:
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5) Add another picture of your character and scale down to about half the size of the main pic. Erase all around and place to the right of your main character.

6) Add this stock. Set to Soft Light, 100%. Resize if necessary. Erase what you don't like.

7) Add this stock. Set to Screen, 23%. Resize if necessary. Erase what you don't like.

8) Add this stock. Set to Hard Light, 100%. Resize to half the size of the main picture. Erase what you don't like.

9) Add another pic of your character. Resize to one quarter of the size of the main picture. Erase what you don't like.

Should look something similar to this:
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10) Add another pic of your character. Resize to half the main picture. Erase what you don't like. (With the picture I used, I had to duplicate it twice, both set on Screen, 100% to lighten up the picture.)

11) Add the last pic of your character. Resize to about one quarter of the main picture. Erase what you don't like.

12) Add this stock to the left of your document. Resize to the height of your document. Set to Soft Light, 17%. Erase whatever is in front of your characters.

13) Add this clock. Resize only if necessary. I put it in between three of the pics that I used but had to duplicate it 3 times all set to Multiply, 100%.

Should look something similar to this:
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14) Add these skulls. Set to Screen, 7%.

15) Add these cobwebs. Resize if necessary. Place on the left side. Set to Screen, 11%. Duplicate the layer, Flip Horizontally. Drag the duplicated layer to the other side.

16) Add this stock to your document. Place on the right bottom side and set to Soft Light, 39%. Erase what you don't like.

Should look something similar to this:
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17) Duplicate the background and bring it to front. Set it to Soft Light, 100%.

Should look something similar to this:
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18) Duplicate the background copy and set it to Normal, 100%. Erase parts of the layer to allow the work you've just done to peak through.

Should look something similar to this:
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19) Create a stamp. Use Gaussian Blur at a low level to slightly blur the document. Set this layer to Soft Light, 100%.

20) Create another stamp. Use the same Gaussian Blur level. Set this layer to Normal, 47% or whatever opacity looks best for you.

21) Create another stamp. Use a filter of your choice to finish your art or leave as is. I used Topaz Clean and set the layer at about 50%.

Should look something similar to this:
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22) Text: Natasha Romanoff: Papyrus, 30 pt. Black.
The Black Widow: Heroes Assemble 3D Italic, 48 pt. Black.

23) I felt that this needed a little more color to it so I chose Madness Reigns texture and blurred it completely with Gaussian blur. Resize to whatever your canvas size is. Set this to Soft Light, 100%.

24) Watermark your work, if you do, and you are finished.

Finished Product:
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Not credited in tutorial: Deviantart: MysticMorning, and Thy Darkest Hour, and Shadowplay: Aditsa (Taken off the last time I was in the stock area) Screencaps: Me.
 
 
yamiinsane
18 March 2014 @ 05:30 pm
Tutorial 1.0 - River Song Signature  
How to make this in Photoshop CS5:



Note: This has Selective Coloring, Bevel and Emboss (Gimpers: you can find here if you haven't found it already but I don't know how different it will be,) and a Pixel Bender Filter.

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1) Open a document of 500x180, or your prefered size for a sig, and fill with black.

2) Add this path stock to roughly the center of the canvas. Leave as is.

3) Add this forest stock to the left of the path and blend it into the path stock with your favorite blending brush. Leave rest as is.

4) Add this castle stock to the right of the path and blend it into the path. Leave rest as is.

Should look something like this:


5) Add this starry stock. Resize to the width of your canvas. Set to Screen, 42%.

6) Add this lantern stock in between your forest and path stocks and at the top. Rotate slightly and scale down a little bit. Set this to Screen, 100%.

7) Add this key stock and place it in between the path and castle stocks. Erase all around it and blend into the background. Set to Screen, 100%.

Should look something like this:


8) Now comes a hard part. Since my picture of River Song has a white background, I took a Pixel Bender Filter called KillWhite and applied it to a duplicated layer of the picture of River. I then took both layers and pasted them onto my canvas and scaled down til they fit the way I wanted them. On the picture with the white background, I added a layer mask and hid all. Then with the eraser and a smallish brush, I brushed in the parts of River Song that had been erased when I used the Kill White Filter. You might not be able to use this if your character doesn't have a white background.

Before I used KillWhite:

After I used KillWhite:

After I combined the two:


When you are finished with the KillWhite your canvas should look something like this:


9) Add this texture and make sure that the circle are to the left of your character and set to Soft Light, 100%.

10) Add this texture and scale down. Desaturate and set to Normal, 79%. Put above your character and erase what you don't like.

11) Add the texture from step 10 again. This time just scale down but make it a little bigger than the desaturated one and set to Normal, 81 %. Place above your character and the desaturated layer and erase what you don't like.

12) Add this texture and set to Soft Light,100%. You may have to smudge the part of this texture that is in front of your character.

Should look similar to this:


COLORING
Curves: Preset: Increase Contrast (RGB)
Hue/Satuation: 0,-38, 0
Selective Color:
Reds: -36, +16, +21, -40
Yellows: +19, -21, +37, +52
Greens: -13, +51, -24, +68
Cyans: +91, 0, 0, +96
Whites: +28, -26, +1, +70
Neutrals: +12, +15, +6, +10
Blacks: 0, +6, 0, -6
Color Balance: Midtones: -5, +2, +12

Should look something like this:


13) Create a stamp. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use a very low setting, ~.9 pixels. Set to Soft Light, 50%.

14) **OPTIONAL** Create another stamp. Use Topaz Clean, Crispstyle, default settings. Set this layer to Normal, 50%. If you don't have Topaz Clean, just use whatever filters you use to finish your art.

Should look something like this:


TEXT
River Song: Luna Bar, 36 pt. Doesn't matter what color you use. Set the Fill to 0%. Leave Opacity at 100%. Right-click on the layer and choose Blending Options.
Drop Shadow: Change Distance to 0 and Spread to 24.
Bevel and Emboss: Style: Pillow Emboss, Technique: Smooth, Depth: 307, Direction: Up, Size: 16, Soften: 0.
Contour: Add but don't change anything.
Color Overlay: #505781, Normal, 63%.
For the curvature of the text: Warp Text. Style: Wave, Horizontal, Bend: +100%, Horizontal Distortion: -22%, Vertical Distortion: -7%.

15) Add your watermark, if you do, and you are done!

Finished Product:

Credits: Google, Sathirien (DA), Ainhel (DA), Sunny and Aditsa (Shadowplay)