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21 October 2005 @ 08:52 pm
PS7 Tutorial: Piper Halliwell-Wyatt Header  


The Making of Piper Halliwell-Wyatt:

Step One:

take your picture from Marilyn. Remember this is all in your picture. Not on the blank header yet.
A) Auto Contrast : Image - Adjustments - AutoContrast (Alt Shift Ctrl L)
B) Sharpen : Filter - Sharpen - Sharpen. Once only.

Step Two:

C) Make a blank canvas size 600x350. Drag your picture that we just contrasted and sharpened over to the blank canvas and position it where you want it.

Step Three:

D) Duplicate your base, Desaturate it, then set it to Overlay @ 50%

Step Four:

E) Duplicate it again. But this time set it to Linear Burn @ 15%

She is so damn pretty!

Step Five:

F) Duplicate it one more time. Last time, I swear. Set this copy to Vivid Light @ 50%.
G) Go up to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur -> Drag the bar up to 74.3

Step Six:

Now we get into a bit more, but subtle coloring.

H) Add an exclusion layer. #020D30
I) Apply a Gradient Layer on top of that. The hex for the gradient I used: F1C4A3-B58466, both at 100%. Set the gradient to Hue @ 50%
J) Add on one more color fill layer #FBF0A5, set this to color burn. Make sure you decrease the FILL to 50%, not the opacity. You'll get two total different effects that what we want to achieve.
K) Add a dry paint brush by nardasarmy here and any text you want. I didn't add any text and there you are. A beautiful Piper Header:

Laisse la rêverstarshines on October 22nd, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
Yay, thanks! Gorgeous header. :)
(Anonymous) on October 22nd, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
Fab, Thanks for this, Its really helpful. She's Gorgeous.
pink_my_iconspink_my_icons on October 22nd, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you for this tut. :o) xx
madeof_stars on October 23rd, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful! And worked so well - thank you!