Ethereal Love Icon Tutorial

Ethereal Love Icon Tutorial
Photoshop CS6 || Translatable Expect for Coloring || Medium


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Model Image 1 || Model Image 2 || Texture 1 || Texture 2 || Texture 3 || Texture 4 || Texture 5 || Texture 6 || Texture 7 || Texture 8 || Texture 9 || Texture 10 || PNG || Coloring 1 || Coloring 2

1. Open up your canvas 100×100.
2. Paste the first image onto the canvas and resize and place

3. Hard cut model

4. Prep image
this depends on the model image used
for the one I used I added a new levels layer and used it as a clipping mask
RGB: 0 || 1.16 || 176
Red: 0 || 1.00 || 226
Green: 0 || 1.00 || 243
Blue: 7 || 1.00 || 230
then I added a Hue/Saturation layer and used it as a clipping mask
on Green|Blue|Cyan I put Saturation -100
then I added a new raster layer and used it as a clipping mask
paint over where the hair where it was slightly green with a hair color #6C5C46 and changed the blend mode to color

5. Paste the second image onto the canvas and resize and place

6. Hard cut model

7. Prep image
this depends on the model image used
for the one I used I added a new levels layer and used it as a clipping mask
RGB: 0 || 1.00 || 124
Red: 0 || 1.00 || 242
Green: 0 || 1.00 || 243
then I added a new raster layer and used it as a clipping mask
paint over the hair with a hair color #292B23 and changed the blend mode to color
then I added a new raster layer and used it as a clipping mask
paint over where the skin where it was slightly green/blue with a skin color #E8B9B9 and changed the blend mode to hue on 50%

This isn’t needed but it helps me keep it organized, but I add each model and their adjustment layers to their own group.
At this point, you should have two well-prepped models who look like they belong roughly in the same scene. So you want the models to be balanced with the levels of color and how light and dark they are. They should look natural in color as best as possible. It the image quality is damaged by doing this go back and you can lower the opacity of the adjustment layers or resized the image to a different size. Another thing you can do is blur the skin sometimes and that helps.
8. Paste the first texture under the models.
9. Paste the second texture on top of the first texture and place it on soft light
10. Add a new raster layer and fill it will the color #74FE8E and place it on linear burn
The cut out the middle leaving a thick border

11. Then take your 2nd model and put a mask layer on it and hide the parts that overlap on the border.

12. Add a new raster layer on top of the second model and use the pencil brush on 1px and trace the inside of the box, with the color #ffffff and place it on soft light

13. Paste the 3rd texture on top of the 2nd texture and place it on soft light
14. Paste the 4th texture on top of the 3rd and place it on screen
15. Paste the 5th texture on top of the green box and place it on screen

Then I decided that the first model wasn’t how I wanted her, so I resized her, and place her level with the second model. I wanted to create a stronger focus, with a better histogram, and depth.

16. Paste the 6th texture on top and place it on screen
17. Paste the 7th texture on top of the 5th texture and place it on soft light 50%
18. Paste the 8th texture on top and place it on soft light
19. Paste the 9th texture on top and place it on soft light, and if needed erase it from the models’ faces.
20. Paste the 10th texture on top and place it on soft light 20%, and if needed erase it from the models’ faces.

21. Add text
I added the large text under the second model and the small text on top of the first model.

22. Paste the png and resize, place the png between the models’ position wise, and place the layer right under the first model layer. Then remove it from the out green box border.

23. Add your coloring.
Mine was Coloring 1 go in the folder and remove/hide the first selective coloring layer
and Coloring 2 and set that to 30%
24. Smart Sharpen
Amount 50% and Radius 0.5
and done

Credits
nk-Ash@DA tanja92@DA querita@LJ lookslikerain@DA sanami276@DA mm3butterfly@LJ evey-v@DA

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