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Coloring Tutorial -- Part 1
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Published: November 10, 2009
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Part 1 of my Coloring Tutorial

There are some methods that would be used in other art programs, but this tutorial relies heavily on photoshop inner workings.

This is a walk-through of what I do and how I do it. So yes it's long.

This might be more details than some people want, but everyone comes in at different levels. I assume you only understand a little about photoshop and computers e_e if you're more knowledgeable just skim it. As I go on I leave out more because hopefully you read the beginning stuff xD

This covers:

Setting us your base layer
Editing the base layer
Editing colors

Part 2 covers shading and highlights [link]

MORE TUTORIALS: [link]
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Ameiru's avatar
I've always wondered how people changed the colors. thanks a lot! this was really helpful^^
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
You're most welomed ^_^
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
sealcheetahtiger's avatar
Thanks! This was super helpful!
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it :D
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KaijiroCustomWorksHobbyist General Artist
Second part, YES!!!!

Again, Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us XD

Added to my collection. Keep it up :icongreatjobplz:
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you found it helpful ^___^
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Kouri-nHobbyist General Artist
wow great! I didn't know that you could do that with the layers!
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
Layers are an amazing thing ouo
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FrankTech General Artist
Wow, I will be sure to use this!
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
I Hope it helps you out :D
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FrankTech General Artist
Beleive meh, It will. :D
ChaoticArt117's avatar
What kind of photoshop is this
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
I used Photoshop Elements 5 :)
MoonStarDutchess's avatar
Thank you so much for making this. I always colored in such a difficult way and did my lineart in photoshop. In the end I ended up hating it because it was nothing like my original drawing. With this its so much easier! I can't thank you enough for taking time to make this tutorial.

:hug:
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
I'm so happy it was helpful! :love:

Yes I never liked photoshop lineart because you lose the original lines and it's so time consuming! I'd rather put that time into the coloring ^__^
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TharshinaaStudent Traditional Artist
This is very good, bunny!! Is this your fixed style of colouring? I normally don't have one of my own, but through trial and error, I've learnt that painting the background first is a good idea.

Or, like what you have done - it's also a good approach, since you're just using flat colours. :)

Now, on to part 2! :heart:
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
Pretty much, normally I do make the base color for everything first (including background) but doing the skin or background first or last never made much difference for me o3o I'll go over it so maybe you'll understand why.

But for now I wanted to take people through the whole shading process beginning to end. I thought that would be easier to stomach than when you have a bunch of layers running around XD

and thank you so much your comments are always helpful to me ;w; :heart:
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TharshinaaStudent Traditional Artist
Sure, sure, take your time. :) I can see where you're going with that, and now that you mentioned it, it *is* more systematic that way. :)

Nyee hee hee, no problem, Bunny. What are friends for?
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HaruAoAttlearstreHobbyist Digital Artist
i love you for this.*w*

at least now i have a tutorial to follow.xD
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JohnYumeProfessional Digital Artist
xD you're welcome :heart:

Yes hopefully it's understandable XD and of course if you have any questions, ask me :D
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HaruAoAttlearstreHobbyist Digital Artist
i shall take the offer and ask u if anything~!:heart:
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