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Hair Coloring Tutorial

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Published: November 13, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 MissNysha
Finally a hair tutorial! I know several of you wanted one! This one is of my current wallpaper WIP. :D Download for full size. Do NOT steal.

Edit 2: Follow along with its PSD! [link]

Edit: AND THE WALLPAPER IS COMPLETE!!!! [link]

This coloring/re-cging tutorial/walkthrough is rather advanced and assumes knowledge on using the pen tool. See my Vectoring tutorial [link] if you don't know how. :) This tutorial shows my coloring style and hopes to bring a new perspective to those struggling with hair. Enjoy!

Screenshots are about 80% the size of the original psd.
The whole process is about 6-9 hours. I do lots of experimentation and...multitasking! XD

Please ask if you have any questions!
If you have further questions on vector masks, take a look at my Vector Mask Painting tutorial: [link] too.

See full sized (100%) gif process. WARNING large gif animation won't load on some computers. [link]

Or see a (super low quality) small gif as well! [link]

Character is (c) Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan/Yone Kazuki
The original scan [link]
Image size
1600x14670px 4.55 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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jumartini Traditional Artist
I will try to do it! great job!
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refa23Hobbyist Artist
Very good
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HejmdalStudent General Artist
This is amazing :) It helped me a lot in improving my skills. So yeah! Thanks :D
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Awesome. :D Glad it was helpful!
BariorinMugen's avatar
Wow oh my god! 0.0 thanks
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JayTheLeafStudent General Artist
.... I saw his face and I blushed- that has never happened before....
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MarHutchyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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Qwistie General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! :hug:
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Glad to help! :D
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Yubi-YubiHobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't even fair!
I am so jealous of how amazing your artwork is. (And I can't thank  enough for this tutorial ^q^) I love you style, you coloring, just everything! Perfect!
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Oh my, thank you! XD Though I don't take credit for this character, I'm glad you like how I color and found the tutorial useful! :3
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SephrithHobbyist General Artist
Love your tutorials!
May I ask if you are using a graphics tablet for creating these works of art.
If (Yes)
then may I ask what graphics tablet it is?
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Thank you! Actually I am in the process of making some more tutorials right now! :) And yes, I use a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (6x8).
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aengshinHobbyist Digital Artist
hi MissNysha!

i've finally taken up my works again and i actually based one of my wallpapers on minitokyo off of your beautiful work (you probably don't remember, FHsierra1078 XD) but anyways, coming back after YEARS i finally have some time on my hands to try this again...i would love learn this but i think my biggest problem is not knowing how to use the vector mask...any tips on how to start off with that? thank you so much!!

also, is this done with a tablet?
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Hello there!

Let's see...have you checked out my more in depth tut on Vector Masks yet? fav.me/d39rah2

Making them does not require a tablet since it's essentially the same as making vector shapes, though if you wanted to paint in them then using a tablet is useful for the pressure sensitivity.

Let me know if you have any further questions!
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aengshinHobbyist Digital Artist
oh perfect!! i'll take a look at your tutorial thank you!
Galenia's avatar
GaleniaHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It is absolutely useful! *w*
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
Glad you found it useful! :D
1Nat1's avatar
подскажите пожалуйста ,каким образом в самом начале(когда написано фон фиолетовый  и делать путь )на втором сравнительном рисунке, нужно выделять волосы,ни как не получается (при построении пути и создании векторной маски  у меня выделяется лишь частями  цвет),спасибо :) 
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MissNyshaProfessional General Artist
I'm sorry I do not speak Russian. :( Even with Google translate it is still hard to understand your question.
1Nat1's avatar
<font><font>извините, но спасибо за ответ на вопрос </font></font>:) (Smile) 
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<font><font class="">пожалуйста, скажите мне, как в начале (когда написано фиолетовым фоном и делать между прочим) на втором сравнительное число нужно выделить волосы, ни не работает (при построении пути, и вы создать векторную маску я выделил только часть цветов ), спасибо :)</font></font>
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YokaiTenshi95Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know if this can be done on manga studio 5?
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