Re-uploaded this, because dozens of people have asked me to make a tutorial....but fail to notice that I already made one ^^
Do I even have to tell you to FULL VIEW??
For photoshop 7 (but I'm pretty sure it can be used in other programs)
Yay I finally did it, took me a while but it's done!
For all ya peoples, and future peoples who bugged me! I'm actually proud of it.
Big file....so be patient....
Didn't wanna use one of my more complicated pics... or else we would all be here forever so I used this pic, which gives away mostly all that I do....which isn'r much.
Hopefully people will learn from this *nods* have anymore questions...note me....or something...
Will do another one someday on how I do more of my most reccent pics....
So it's been...um... a year since A Digital Coloring Tutorial 1 [link] came, and I have finally resolved to finish the thing this summer! Hence, I present to you Part 2: Clothing and Lace. This was done entirely in Photoshop, with a wacom tablet to help. I decided to change the tutorial format from text doc (what the last tutorial was in) to image, since I find that it's easier to read and follow along. Click to read--although be warned--the whole file is about 1 MB.
This tutorial references things I've talked about in Part 1 so read that first if you haven't.
8/10/05 Edit: Part three now available (how to color hair): [link]
Basically I decided to make a tutorial for who got me photoshop CS2! Thank you SO MUCH. But you don't need that program to use this tutorial. Really, it can be used in any program from photoshop 5-CS2. You can easily adapt it to other programs too if you need it. Anyway, I hope you find this useful. I didn't want to give away the final picture completely, which will be posted soon
EDIT: I forgot to give it to you If you want to use my original sketch, [link] here it is for you
Edit: Eyes tutorial, featuring this same character, is up: [link]
A sister tutorial to the last Cleaning up Lines Tutorial [link] I really appreciated the feedback that I got, so thank all of you, and I'm glad it was helpful to some.
A lot of people mentioned that it's hard for them to sketch cleanly, so the last tutorial didn't really apply. I have the same problem, and it takes a looooot of extra work on paper (erase, erase, draw, erase) to get pencil lines clean enough to start coloring off of. So.... that's why I often turn to Digital Inking!
Here are some of the ways that I do Digital Inking. I know the "trace directly over the original image" is probably the most common method, but it's hard to do without a tablet and also hard for people with unsteady hands, so that's why I talked a bit about other methods.
As usual, comments/feedback appreciated so I can incorporate them into future projects. Thanks and to all of you!
I asked what kind of tutorial should I make and some ppl said I could make a soft coloring tut =3 So I did ^^ The hair explanation is missing because I forgot to save the tut and already painted the image when there was this blackout in my house (water boiler thingie + washing machine = blackout) ._. gomen T.T
Oh, some extra tips I forgot to mention - mind the light source ALWAYS!!!!! >O - observe! look at other ppl's work, look at how they do the shadoing, the hair, etc. Observe the real things as well! Once you become a good observer you'll become better at drawing/coloring ^^ - Use tons of layers! there's no such thing as "too many layers" >O