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Tutorial for soft cell shading

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By getty   |   
Published: January 11, 2006
© 2006 - 2020 getty
As I promised to some of the people here, I'm releasing the first tutorial here.

This is the tutorial for how to do soft cell shading on Photoshop, based on my experience.

The version of Photoshop used in the tutorial is 6. If you use later versions, names of tools/modes and/or allocation of shortcut keys might be different.
I'm working on Windows, so if you use Mac please change these notations as: Ctrl to Command, Alt to Option.

I just hope it helps you.
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devil-predator's avatar
thank you for writing it!so nice
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ozamatheusHobbyist General Artist
just amazing tutorial O_O thanks
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LadyoftheApocalypseHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing this!
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vamdanHobbyist Digital Artist
When I try to view the png file it pops up with error 404.
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BSeyfi Traditional Artist
A logical and mathematical analysis, reinforces artistic imagination .Thank you for tutorials, very useful+fav 
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,,,,,,,,,,, how do you use this?
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Click the download button to view the tutorial
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aviiansHobbyist General Artist
ah thank you so much!
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takeitoff290Student General Artist
Teaching myself to shade only because of your tutorial :) Thanks!!
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Thank you!
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MiotaHobbyist General Artist
Hey I learned some new things. Thank you :)
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I just learned something new,especially the layer lock and put on any color above it.I apply tat at autodesk,since I always draw on my ipad *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) 
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The-Bubble-NinjaHobbyist Filmographer
I just want to say thank you, your tutorial helped me so much.  I haven't drawn in months and using the guidelines from your tutorial I was able to finish a piece that I made as a gift for a friend!

So thank you! :D
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Great stuff. Both educational, smart and easy to follow. Fav
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LadyDezzieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this tut! So helpful for me as I am just learning photoshop.
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Just want to say thank you. Your tutorials are amazing and helped me a lot!
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thanks! one of the must detailed tutorials iv´e seen yet
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useful tutorial ^^
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Amazingly well done tutorial. I learned some features that I didn't even know about.
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Nina-FrostStudent Digital Artist
thank you!! 
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Going to be giving this a try soon I hope! It looks really helpful :3
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when I press the download, I get a popup with this same page again?

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