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Dean banner tut

xlozx
Fire Demon
xlozx
Fire Demon
Joined: 24 May 2007, 11:01

22 Oct 2009, 14:25 #1

I've finally got round to having a go at writing a tutorial ;)

We are going to be making This

. First make your document size 500 x 200 px (or whatever size banner you want, it doesn’t really matter)

. Next open up your image (I used Screencap of Dean from Sympathy for the Devil) and drag and resize it onto your banner, to how you want it.
Credit for screencap goes to Toxic Caps

. Duplicate your image, setting the layer style to screen at 50% opacity (depending on your image you may need to play around with the opacity or even maybe duplicate it again. You can always edit at the end)

. On your original Image layer we are going to sharpen it by going to filter – sharpen – sharpen.

. Still on that image we are going to use the blur tool to sofen the image. Set the hardness to 90%, make your brush about size 11 and have the strength at 50%.

. Now go over the skin, making sure to leave the eyes, eyebrows, ears, mouth and nostrils out. This will then make the image look smoother.

. Next get your sharpen tool (which is under the blur tool) Make the brush about the size of the eye, hardness 10% and strength 50%. Then just go over each eye once.

. Make a curves layer (make sure you put it above your original and duplicated images)
Settings RGB
Input: 50
Output: 75

. Now make a hue/saturation layer
Settings
Master
Saturation + 45

. Next make a channel mixer layer.
Settings
Output channel Red
Red +124
Green -30

Output channel Green
Red - 15
Green +115

Output channel Blue
Red - 57
Green +130
Blue +40

. Duplicate this layer and set the opacity to 50%.

. Make a fill color layer of #f3daaf, set it to multiply at 80% opacity

. Duplicate your original image and bring it up so it’s above all the other layers.

. On that layer go to image – adjustments – desaturate. Set to softlight at 50% opacity.

. Add a smokey texture. Set to lighten at 40% opacity and then erase any parts covering the face (I just erased the part that was covering his left eye)

Now we are going to add some text

. Make a new layer and write in some text. I wrote “Sympathy for the” in font size 24, with the font Skin and Bones. I then also put a drop shadow on with the distance of 1. Just to make it stand out a bit more.

. Then make another layer and write your last word in it. I wrote “Devil” in font size 30, in the colour #f98686 and font Pea Weenie. This makes your banner look a bit more arty. Lastly move your text around till you are happy with it.

. I then finished up by putting a thin white border round the edge.

And that’s it. Hope I explained how to do things ok, let me know if you have any questions and i would love to see your resluts :)

If you want either of the fonts you can download them from dafonts
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blueisheyes
Woman in White
blueisheyes
Woman in White
Joined: 22 Mar 2009, 18:34

22 Oct 2009, 15:15 #2

thanks for the tut can't wait to try it out.
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ilaria
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ilaria
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Joined: 10 Mar 2008, 20:36

23 Oct 2009, 17:52 #3

you made a tut!!!I'd like to try but with gimp it doesn't work :(


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Castiel's_Gal
Winchester
Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 04:01

24 Oct 2009, 00:42 #4

Wonderful tut, I can't wait to try it!

I will as soon as I get home :D Well maybe after I have some lunch :lol: But I will do it :hi5

EDIT:
Great tut Loz
I did it on one of my new banners :D

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xlozx
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xlozx
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Joined: 24 May 2007, 11:01

25 Oct 2009, 10:58 #5

blueisheyes, you're welcome and i'm looking forward to seeing your results :)

Ilaria, Aww thats a shame :(

Wendz, Thanks for trying it out hun, looks great :clap I so want a Cas action figure :P
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Starkiller
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Joined: 14 Aug 2006, 03:38

26 Oct 2009, 04:12 #6

[color=ffff75]Here's my first attempt, Loz. I really liked the result, however it's hard to tell because the picture I used has a lot of empty space. So I'll give this a go again with a better picture and see how it comes out, but even with the empty space in this one, I really like it. :)



As for the tut itself, you explained things very well. :) I only got confused when you were talking about which layers you were working on, but then again it's completely different in PS than it is in GIMP so I don't think that's really a fault of yours. I didn't get the curves layer either, but again it's a difference between PS and GIMP so you can't be at fault for that either. So all in all, you did wonderful in the tut...it's just the bloody differences between GIMP and PS that made it difficult. :P

Edit: Here's my second attempt: (done in PS)

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Castiel's_Gal
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 04:01

26 Oct 2009, 04:38 #7

No worries, and thanks :D
I also did my current Alice banner with it as well.
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xlozx
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xlozx
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Joined: 24 May 2007, 11:01

26 Oct 2009, 17:44 #8

Seth, those both look awesome, I love your results!! Glad it made sense, college is good for something then :P

Wendz, you're welcome :D your Alice banner looks gorgeous!!
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ilaria
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Joined: 10 Mar 2008, 20:36

26 Oct 2009, 18:26 #9

the tut is great-i guess it should work for gimp but I'm so stupid!i tried and tried again but nothing


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Castiel's_Gal
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 04:01

27 Oct 2009, 01:33 #10

Thanks Loz :D

ilaria, maybe you should pm Seth and ask him any question you have about it, he did it in Gimp also and may be able to help you :D
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Carmen Ackles
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Joined: 10 Sep 2006, 09:58

27 Oct 2009, 04:37 #11

I just do with brighter, i think it sooo fab tutorial ever I had now! I love your tutorial. :D

I am so glad result with this! thanks!!!

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DEFINITELY LOVE YOUR TUTORIAL! :wub:
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xlozx
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Joined: 24 May 2007, 11:01

27 Oct 2009, 17:24 #12

Carman, i'm glad you enjoyed the tut :D Love your results, Very pretty!!
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highvoltagerock
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Joined: 26 Jul 2008, 17:02

08 May 2010, 01:07 #13

I :wub: this tut so much! thanks for doing this! :hug :bow



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xlozx
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Joined: 24 May 2007, 11:01

09 May 2010, 19:00 #14

You are welcome and thank you, I'm glad you found it helpful :D
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JessM
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Joined: 03 Jan 2008, 22:21

25 May 2010, 18:48 #15

Awesome tut, Loz :wub: I tried it out with GIMP and seemed to follow it along pretty well. Here's what I made:

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