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inquisitory ✭ 55; you have come so far.

To me this icon is pretty strange, but I think the colouring can be adapted xD It's one of those times I tried to make it so that no duplicate is necessary, and it's good for bulk iconing~

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program Photoshop. Uses Selective Color, Curves and Channel Mixer, so not translatable.

✎ abbreviations/terms
AL ➝ adjustment layer
L ➝ levels
C ➝ curves
HS ➝ hue/saturation
SC ➝ selective color
BC ➝ brightness/contrast
CM ➝ channel mixer
for example, SC/AL will mean Selective Color Adjustment Layer.

Here's the very pretty Eternal Poison art, courtesy of escorts! Let's crop for great justice \o/

Firstly~ Take a light sort of beigey-grey (f2ebe5) on Multiply, 100%, idk why, just go with it

And let's fix it with a L/AL! RBG on 5, 1.09, 229 should do the trick.

Looking more normal now, yay! Let's fix a bit more with a C/AL. Reminder: to use these settings, just click anywhere in the big graphy thing and then type in the right numbers to get your point.

Each set corresponds to a point, like [input, output].
RBG: [56, 50] [116, 130]

Another fill layer lolwhut. A very dark purple (48123d) on Exclusion, 25%. Again, idk why; I don't seem to understand anything about this icon, it has a mind of its own :')

Have two CM/ALs ftw!

Red: 120, -20, -10, 5

Red: 115, -10, -10
Green: -10, 115, -10

And a SC/AL! I feel like I'm in an old western, slinging around adjustment layers like guns left and right xD /reaching for humour

Reds: -50, 15, 20, 0
Yellows: 0, 0, 100, 0
Whites: 100, 60, 0, 0
Blacks: 0, 0, 0, 100

I believe I lifted this step from another tutorial; I wouldn't be able to find it though, because I bent the rest of the icon so far out of recognition xD Light blue/teal (37c3d8) on Soft Light, 50%.

Another SC/AL, what a surprise! A very subtle difference this time because you put it on 20%.

Reds: -100, 100, 100, 0
Neutrals: -50, 0, 0, 20

Have a texture by tralala_icons here on Multiply, 60%. As you can see, I flipped it vertically and soft-erased some bits for a subtler look. Also, move this by threeyespei around as you see fit and put it on Screen, 100% \o/ Two birds with one step!

You guessed it, another AL goes here: specifically a L/AL sob. RGB 17, 1.20, 250 plz and thx

TWO MORE STEPSSS it feels like I've been typing this for forever :'D A very dark grey (0b0b0b) on Screen, 100% to lighten a tad.

I added a last-minute glow along the bottom here, much like in this tutorial, and followed it up with a BC/AL: Brightness -18, Contrast 77. Hooray! /collapses

✖ other examples

try it out! then friend us?
Tags: program: photoshop, user: inquisitory

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