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11 March 2010 @ 12:50 am

1. Prepare your image (crop, sharpen, etc).

2. Layer > New Adjustment > Selective Color
(To get rid of the greens & add some color back to his skin)
GREEN: -89, 100, 100, 100
NEUTRAL: -40, 12, 0, -1

3. Layer > New Adjustment > Selective Color
(Did this second selective color to add more reds to his skin tone & bring out the other colors in the image. Also adds some contrast.)
RED: -28, -6, 0, 0
CYAN: 100, 0, 0, 0
WHITE: -5, 57, 16, 0
NEUTRAL: 32, 10, 10, 4

4. Layer > New Adjustment > Channel Mixer
(This will bring out the pink in his skin & deepen the blues in the picture.)
RED: 102, 4, -4
GREEN: 4, 96, -1
BLUE: -1, 4, 97

5. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
(Brightens the entire image)
#a99c9c Set to Soft Light at 100%

6. Layer > New Adjustment > Brightness/Contrast
(To add contrast to the image... obviously.)

7. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color
(I usually add this to images as a "finishing touch". Leave it out if you are happy with your results.)
#292826 Set to Lighten at 76%

From here you can do whatever you want. I was happy with mine as is so I sharpened & left it as is.

Another example with a similar image & same settings:

DOWNLOAD PSD & comment if taking
Ang.somethingblue on March 11th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Taking & will credit, thank you! Would love to try this on some of the "Twilight" screencaps, they're so unbelievably green, and it's really hard to get that out when editing.
Alexissearchand_dstry on March 11th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
You're welcome! I hate the dreaded green hahaha. I tried it out with a bunch of greeney images & it worked well with most. Just mess around with the settings if you have to.

Edited at 2010-03-11 06:16 am (UTC)
Pestypestetada on March 11th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing! ..you're really good at this~ <3
wolfie.: Sheldon can't smilevoicelesswolf on March 11th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
WOW for what the original image looked like this is an amazing coloring

shotgun sinners, wild eyed jokersgrowling on March 11th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
Looks really great! :)
Dariatary_lp on March 11th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Cris: Music - Rihannabeatifultale on March 11th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
took psd
thanks for sharing!
Kim: mayer : tattooshighdreams on March 11th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
\o/ Awesome tutorial! :D I often give up on coloring pics or caps that are too green. I'm definitely memming this for future projects :P Thank you!
саняalexhider on March 11th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
taking! thank you!
Trekchic: Balloon-jours tristetrekchic on March 11th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Greta job cleaning up the green, downloaded, thanks:)
╚»B«╝cyanidexbeauty on March 11th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Nice tutorial I hope to get to try it soon. I love the photo you chose too.
Nicole: BSG kara/sam bwnicole9514 on March 11th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
dling the psd thank you :)
F1_Roxief1_roxie on March 13th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
gawjes colouring :)
A community journal - Nothing more, nothing less.: maryse ;; simply gorgeous.rayne_comms on March 18th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
And such a lovely photo of Jared without all that green in it! Thank you so much! <333 I really love that last shot in particular. :)
Simply || Elletalk_on_corners on March 22nd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
holy damn freaking awesome! Downloading the PSD...amazing job!!
peyton_sawyerpeyton_oxxo on March 27th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Tysm. <3
violetsky001violetsky001 on April 4th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Took the PSD, thanks for sharing!
Trish 트리스 ♥jadedsunset on April 24th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
This is a great tutorial. Thanks, taking the PSD ♥
blove13: Kaya Scodelarioblove13 on April 25th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
Taking. Thanks for sharing!
SAMANTHAwhoa_rewindd on July 28th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
awesome! thank you :)