how to go from
a tutorial made with photoshop cs3, simple as hell, not translatable ):
first resize and crop your image and sharpen it.
now since it's way too yellow, make a new selective colour layer with these settings:
yellows: C +100 M -17 Y -100
cyans: C +32 Y -100
neutrals: Y -17
then make a new fill layer and fill it with #533015 (dark, redish brown). set the layer to exclusion 100%. after that duplicate your base, set it to soft light 100% and drag it to the top. at this point you can flatten your image if you like.
make a new hue/saturation layer and set the saturation to +30. after this, make a brightness/contrast layer and set the brightness to +8.
it's okay now as it is, but as a finishing touch, i added a this lighting texture to screen 43% and put it between the two girls.
and you're done! :3
- my first icon tutorial!