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Kts Drawing Tutorial 02

PART ONE: [link]

Quite a few folks have been asking me to put some art tutorials together, so HERE YOU GO! Let me know if anything is unclear or if it feels like I've skipped a step. I tried to be as thorough as possible but if I've missed out on something TELL ME and I'll happily go back and revise this tutorial to better help you guys out. :)

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raintalker's avatar
You are awesome, thank you for this tutorial :D :hug:
smiling-grouch's avatar
THanks again for making this tutorial. You really helped me out a lot with my graphic design project just now :)
madamenanas's avatar
This will also be helpful! again thanks for posting!
Salvador-Raga's avatar
Very good tutorial!
trippinxtremezebra's avatar
*copies tutorials to USB stick*
I'm bringing this to my art school and seeing if this will be a better way of inking
geardrafter's avatar
Just wanted to say thank you SO much for posting this tutorial, thank you thank you THANK YOU. It's been 6 months since you posted this and I STILL go back to it whenever I'm creating new lineart from scans. SO USEFUL!!
RawGraff's avatar
This is really helpful :D thx
flamtastic's avatar
I noticed on your earlier versions that the file was titled "tattoopinupchuck.psd".

I assume you meant Tattooed Pin-up Chick, but just the thought of this character as a "Chuck", or Charles, gave me a laugh.
pearlshatz's avatar
Awesome tutorial.
ktshy's avatar
Glad you enjoyed it!
Jean--Franco's avatar
Do you have any idea how long I have been searching a tutorial where the artist tells -like you- how to do de "layer-magic" to have acces to color the lines? DO YOU?!?!?!?!??
Thanks! Your parents must be proud!
ktshy's avatar
Happy to help! :)
Peace-love-rain's avatar
very helpful, thank you!!
Homemadedarkmark's avatar
This helped me out so much. I've been trying to figure this out for a while and some tutorials don't help me at all. Thank you so so so much
Lanisatu's avatar
Nice pair of tutorials. I'm wondering though if you always work in RGB for colour work, or if you use CMYK sometimes? I make a lot of stuff for print, and sometimes the colour shift if you convert to CMYK from RGB can be pretty noticeable (because RGB has more available colours - so if you choose something that can't be replicated exactly in CMYK it doesn't look quite right). Just wondering how you deal with that.

Really like you masking technique, that's a nice way to do it :)
ktshy's avatar
I've only started recently to colour strictly in cmyk if I know I'm going to print something (saves so much heartache) a friend showed me a way to have a cmyk window option available but I can't quite recall how that worked...
Lanisatu's avatar
Makes sense. Most of my stuff ends up going to print, so I usually stick to CMYK unless I'm sure it's web only.

Not sure what your friend showed you, but I think the major thing to worry about is choosing colours that would be out of gamut for CMYK. Having set swatches that work in both modes could help eliminate that problem.

CMYK can't seem to handle some extremely bright colours (greens and I've even noticed it with a bright purple that was almost magenta) so they can modify strangely if you convert colour modes.

Like you said, saves a lot of heartache if you don't choose colours that won't print well when planning to go to print. Glad to hear you plan it out from the beginning!
wolfy987's avatar
These methods are really inspiring! This tutorial was awesome, and in my opinion, perfect! Great work as always. Thanks! Have a good one :)
ktshy's avatar
Glad to have helped! :)
PurpleWarroir's avatar
This is really helpfull, thank you for making this!
I even already used it [link]
it actually feels so pro to use al your methods xD
mr-sunnyd's avatar
I think I love you. O_O
greensprout's avatar
Thanks for this tutorial, it was a real help! I used it (and thanked you for it) on this deviation:


dash-of-mystery's avatar
Thank you thank you thank you!
karenluk's avatar
Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I found it very handy.
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