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A happy corgi!
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Basically I do the sketch first, then on a separate layer above that, I ink it, and then on a layer below the inks layer, I fill in all the flat colors (usually with a mix of freehand painting and selecting areas with the magic wand tool). I add any color details (like the separate muzzle/neck color) on this layer too.
After that I duplicate the color layer, lock the transparency, fill the duplicated layer with white, and set it to multiply. I paint in shadows on this layer. Then I do subtle light tones above this using a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer, and add sharper highlights on another layer (usually set to dodge or screen). Then at the end, I add in a texture overlay on top of everything, and sometimes I'll do some gradients or fills with an overlay layer to tweak the colors.