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Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin by jeffoffo Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin by jeffoffo
Hey guys I'm back - here's a tutorial on coloring in grayscale!

I'm glad to create more and more tutorials! I will be creating one frequently for this month since I have availability. 

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Given 2016-06-17
[Stock & Resources] Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin by Jejihu is a detailed tutorial for executing a valuable technique in both paint tool SAI and photoshop. ( Featured by Cassy-Blue )
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CyanScarf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man.
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact that you highlighted you were painting Zac Efron's bod :P It made me laugh :)
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lauraypablo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing tutorial, thank you so much for share!!!:huggle:
congrats for the DD :D :la:
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angelcanohn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
sorry to be "that guy" but this is not right. you cant just ad flat color, but seeing all the comments, and seeing that you got a DD, maybe this is not important anymore. les take shortcuts for everything.
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No don't worry about it, I know why you think it's a shortcut. Adding flat color is NOT all. I was just introducing how to push the grayscale into a coloring template. Afterwards you can add a more detailed colors using reds, browns, blues, etc. 

This tutorial is meant for grayscale, hence the title, grayscale. It's not meant to show you how to actually colorize. It's meant to show that yes, you are able to color on top of a grayscale drawing, here is the simplest possible example of how to do so. 
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angelcanohn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student General Artist
in other hand, its really cool that somebody take the time to do free tutorials. its good for people who start on digital painting.  my best wishes for you.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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designshoe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016   Digital Artist
fantastic tutorial, thanks
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
So handy-- I was just looking for something like this!  I'm terrible with lighting, but a lot of it is just nervousness.  It's much easier to try new things when there are steps to follow (at least the first several times!).  Thank you for sharing this!
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help!
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planetless Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful! congratulations on the daily deviation!
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PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!!! 
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD!  Added to my growing treasure trove. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Zorbonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Very good for starters, but I think when you add flat color onto your grey shading, the result looks kind of dead. Like a 3-D computer animation, I mean.
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I agree. I was trying to show the simple process of adding color onto grayscale drawings. In an actual painting it would be more than a flat color, and that's when we delve into color theory, which is a whole other subject beast on its own. Basically my goal was to just give the first step, and after that is when the real touch up starts. 
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Zorbonaut Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Of course you should master the basics before you get the more advanced stuff, yea.
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Hyena-bones Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
because its straight grey and thats not what shadows on real flesh looks like
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Zorbonaut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Yes, it's not like directly using a daker shade of a different color for shading.
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silverheart-nine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Great Job Easy to follow, clear, and simple. Love it!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD.
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrazzles on the DD :D
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Student General Artist
No problem :)
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016   Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation feature!
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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GeetBhatt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
 Great tutorial, so simple & easy to understand, thanks a lot.
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Akarakak Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks. Nice Tut
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Dahkur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just great! You explain so well. Since I'm using corel painter two times half the tutorials end for me when the use of special brushes or filters or stuff starts.
Yet since you explained the basics and not the program specials one can follow your tips with any painting program. Nod 
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep... lots of diff programs out there with lots of diff brushes, people should learn how to draw with the most basic default brush before trying to use special brushes. 
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Dahkur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely agree! (and it would make tutorials easier ...)
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Etherinea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant tutorial!
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evehartman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!!
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Psychosynchrony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Thank you for the very useful tutorial
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Youkomi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG... Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial.
I started to paint in photoshop a few week ago and I was looking for new good tutorials (before, I used PaintToolSai for years).
You give really good advices and you are right: we can learn a new program by exploring and testing this tools, but If you don't know where to start, that can be pretty difficult.
:D
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same I have used SAI for years. I am still planning on using SAI in the future, I wanted to show that Photoshop is not as hard as people think. To get started, the mixer brush is pretty awesome, I think that would be key to making more smooth drawings. Other than that it's just blocking in opacity over and over until something good shows up.
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Haku-47 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for submiting this to Pass it forward XD, we appreciate it.
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OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Could be very useful, thank you for creating this.
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support
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KryativeLotus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This was extremely helpful! Thank you!
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jeffoffo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help!
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KryativeLotus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :heart:
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