I noticed that a couple of people were interested to know how I colored this image. I finally duplicated roughly the same effect so I thought I would make a tutorial. \o/
Made in PSCS3 and contains selective coloring.
I tried this technique on a couple of different images and I have noticed that it can produce some serious ugly! If there is a lot of red in your base, your icon will turn out looking very, very wrong. So, I suggest something with a lot of muted colors. :)
I wanted something that fit the word "effervescent" so I wanted her lips to be red and pop!
step one>> I duplicated my base and set it to 'screen' @ 45% because I didn't want things to get too washed out yet.
step two>> I then made a curves layer with no values and set that layer to 'soft light' @ 100%. I find that gives a lot of contrast for a bold effect. (I picked that trick up somewhere but I can't remember where because I'm sure I didn't come up with that!)
step three>> Duplicated the base twice, dragged both to the top and set one to 'screen' and one to 'soft light'. Both of them were at full strength and then I merged those two layers only. Then I set the merged layers to 'soft light' @ 60%.
step four>> I added a color fill layer of a bright yellow (#fff600
). I knew I would be adding a lot of blue in my selective color layers so I wanted it to balance out. And set that layer to "soft light".
step five>> Selective color: Reds; -100, 0, 100, 100
Yellows; -24, 0, -26, 0
Magentas; -100, -100, -100, 0
Neutrals; 70, -20, -80, 14
step six>> Here is where the crazy reds come in. Add another selective color layer:
Reds; -100, 100, 100, 100
Yellows; 0, 0, -60, 0
Neutrals; 0, 0, 0, 16
step seven>> I added a brightness/contrast layer and my setting were +5 brightness and +14 contrast.
And that's all she wrote. :D