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SPN Icon Tutorial + Photoshop Action

Program: Photoshop CS

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Tutorial for cleaning and recoloring images - especially for the blue toned images from the Supernatural TV show. But is applicable for ANY image.


All SPN screencaps in this tutorial were made by bluebear_74

 Stage 1:
 
Download the full size image used here
Open it in Photoshop & Crop to 100 x 100 pixels
Duplicate the layer & Rename the new layer "clean"
 










 Stage 2:
Image>Adjustments>Shadow/Highlight

Check Show More Options to show all options available

Shadow
Amount: 30
Tonal Width: 50
Radius: 100

Highlight
Amount: 10
Tonal Width: 25
Radius: 30

Adjustments
Color Correction: +35
Midtone: Contrast: -5

 
 Stage 3:
Filters> Noise> Median
Radius: 2
 
Edit> Fade
Opacity: 30
 

 Stage 4:
Filters> Sharpen> UnSharp Mask
Amount: 50
Radius: 1.5
Threshold: 2

Duplicate the layer & Rename the new layer "recolored"
 



















 Stage 5

Image> Adjustments> Selective Color

Red
Cyan: -10
Magenta: +5
Yellow: +5
Black: 0

Yellow
Cyan: -100
Magenta: 0
Yellow: +40
Black: 0

White
Cyan: +20
Magenta: -10
Yellow: -10
Black: -10

Blacks
Cyan: +20
Magenta: +20
Yellow: +20
Black: -20

 





 Stage 6:

Image> Adjustments> Levels
Input Levels (top three boxes):   5    .95   245
Output Levels (bottom two boxes):   20   255

Image> Adjustments> Auto Contrast

Edit> Fade
Opacity: 35

Set Layer Opacity for "recolored" layer to 75%


End Notes
I record these steps as an action and have the computer automatically batch process entire folders of screencaps (File> Automate> Batch Process).
This way literally hundreds of pics are done in a fraction of the time.

Download Action HERE
NOTE: After opening a picture and starting the action, the action will let you crop the picture and then it will automatically complete all the steps detailed above.

Here are some other icons made using the action:

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If there is anything you don't understand or just feel overwhelmed- I'm definitely willing to help ^__^

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