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Soft afternoon - Steps

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Published: February 22, 2015
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Not really steps, but maybe more like "work in progress"
Yes there's some unnecessary steps and screenshots, but I wanted it simple and without too much text 8D

[1 - 8] Sketch brush settings > For the lineart used the same but with 5px size and a bit less Min Size
(I really don't know why the people ask it, it's pretty simple and I change the configurations always)

[11] Blur Effect:
- Select what you want to blur
- CTRL J (will copy + paste in a new layer the selection)
- Apply gaussian blur as you wish it blurred

[12] Soft Effect:
- Duplicate the drawing layer
- Apply gausian blur
- Set layer mode/effect to "darken"
- Change opactity until you feel it looks good ^^
Also something similar here:
 Soft Focus Filter Tutorial by Nekomicha by Nekomicha

I hope you guys like it~
Finished drawing:
Commission - Soft afternoon by Hyanna-Natsu

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Tablet Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen
Made in Paint Tool Sai
Edited in Photoshop
Art (c) Hyanna-Natsu
Character (c) Dovahkitt
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fixxrHobbyist Digital Artist

Nice thx for your work and tips :happybounce:

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AzzouBKStudent Digital Artist
So you're Japanese !! Haha i found out lol
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CristinaMeLe526Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Q: what's included?
A: patience, practice, and kawaiiness, o' course!
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Hey there I also have a question, I prefer the more  - to put it in your words  - simple anime style you used in this art but my drawings always turn out in the typical manga style, So, is there maybe a tutorial of how I can make my drawings more look like an actual anime instead of a manga? 

Also could you please tell me how you did the hairstyle of the  girl I just love it!
May I can use the picture of yours as background for my phone? :D because looking at it really really inspires me to do my very best as an artist , Thank you for sharing this picture  with us!
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Ryuu-ArtStudent Digital Artist
This is somewhat old but instead of using the usual shading like in manga, try to use cel shading and have a uniform line, then play arround with colours until you find something that looks good, if you need to use colour references do it until you know how to use it.
For the hair, look at her speedpaints and try to watch closely how she draws.
And for the picture, as long as you don't post it online I'm sure she doesn't mind ^^
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ZenXsHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome >~<
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Amelios5Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing :D
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kevinramadhanStudent Digital Artist
did you use blur effect on photoshop? :)
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Yes I did, it's explained in the description o3o
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shully-chanHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Hyan! I love this tutorial, thank you for taking your time to make it. I have a question? Did you use gaussian blur in photoshop, or do you have a spearate brush for that?
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it, I hope it was helpfull C:
Yes I do these effects on Photoshop ^^
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LaaLahHobbyist General Artist
lovely i love the coloring work
is there already guide lines for perspective etc in paint tool sai that you can add or did you make them by yourself?
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Thank you very much~
I did the guidelines by myself C:
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ScarlenetteHobbyist Writer
You should do tutorials, I'm sure you'd be great at it!
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
nope nope~ I'm lazy and I don't know how to explain things, because I'm not technical ^^'
I'm like "just do it and practice"
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nemuasakuraProfessional Digital Artist
woooooooooow kawaii i really really love it so much thank u
and i'm waiting u to see more from your work ♥>♥
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Thank you a lot >////<
I'm glad you like my art~~ and no problem!
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