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Coloring Walkthrough

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 27, 2012, 8:34 AM


Just wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
How to Optimize Photoshop... by Norke PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:

:bulletblue:Styles of coloring:
Soft shading
Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan Tutorial: How Do I CG??.... by Sweetly25 Digital Skin and Eyes Tutorial by caydett CG or Coloring Tutorial by softmode Kitanya's soft coloring tuto by Kitanya General coloring tutorial by Abuze :thumb106119364: Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison :thumb25463898: A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 Coloring tutorial - BIG FILE by pinkhimawari Tutorial: Drawing Dea's Way by Dea-89 Wave's Coloring Tutorial by suzuran SAI coloring tutorial..ish v.2 by zearyu Pink Pirates layers mode by webang111 :thumb216314348: black general - walkthrough by len-yan

Cel-shading
Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha Process thinger by nuriko-kun Photoshop Cel Shading Tutorial by celesse Fat Bottomed Nymphea II Tutorial by xa-xa-xa what brushes I use by hachiyuki Painter Tutorial ver.2009 by aun61 [OLD] Gradient Shading Tutorial by thazumi Ink, shading + color tutorial by Daffupanda Photoshop Lineart-Coloring Tut by Kuitsuku CG speedpaint - meago's way by meago Anime Style colouring Tutorial by kuro-mai Anime Style coloring Tutorial by baka-ouji How to color like zammies by zambicandy

Coloring without lines
Step by Step - Melly Portrait by Katikut :thumb51017058: Lineless and Coloring Tutorial by MagicBunnyArt Lineless Stuff with Cube by CubeWatermelon


Anime screenshot style
:thumb185292428: Visual novel coloring tutorial by Puffsan BREAKDOWN: Fun, Sun, and Run by thatLD

Painted Look:
+how to paint digital...download+ by Valentina-Remenar +how to paint digital 2+ by Valentina-Remenar Basic Brush Tutorial by sandara Quick Tutorial 1: Basic render by GENZOMAN Painting Steps by artsangel Bad Fairy - Painting Demo by PeteMohrbacher Digital Impressionism Tutorial by MartaNael Mini Painting Tutorial by juliedillon Dragon Tutorial by JoJoesArt A Digital Painting Tutorial by ethe Paint tool SAI tutorial by ryky SAI tutorial - going traditional by tamaraR

In general:
Giant Shading Tutorial by TamberElla Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby Wacom Photoshop Painter Guide by fox-orian Tutorial: Basic drawing tips by Red-Priest-Usada Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebrae Bhan's Manga Studio Tutorial by Bhansith Tutorial - Common Digital Painting Mistakes by natasha2808 Painting via Adjustment Layers by fox-orian Gradient Tutorial by damie-m Tutorial of illumination by vandervals :thumb211053856: LAB Color Mixing and You by fox-orian Basic Lighting Tutorial by Alenas
Understanding light and color by Niklas Jansson

:bulletblue:Painting specific parts:
Hair and fur:
:My step to color Hair with Sai: by PrinceOfRedroses :thumb320096168: Tutorial - How To Draw Hair 1 by DarlingMionette Tutorial - How To Draw Hair 2 by DarlingMionette Tutorial - How To Draw Hair 3 by DarlingMionette :thumb108335129: Purple hair. Step by step + brown by FeliceMelancholie hair tutorial by pichu4850 Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 How to paint anime-styled hair by getty Hair Tutorial by Flyhunter Hair Tutorial by Ede1986 hair coloring tutorial by akiko-sama Hair Tutorial by liiga A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 3 by joulee Hair Tutorial by JenniferHealy Tutorial: Painting Hair in PS by ToySkunk Painting Hair - Part 1: Intro by Sheridan-J Hair tutorial by CindysArt   Fur Tutorial by MinnaSundberg Fur Painting Tutorial by Novawuff
Eyes:
Anime Eye SAI Tutorial by challele [Tutorial] Semirealistic Eye by teralilac How to color Anime Eyes by ReiRobin 2010 Eye tutorial by AishaxNekox Eye Colouring Tutorial? :D by Fushi-Chou Eye-coloring Tutorial by Dea-89 Eye Color Tutorial by threewiishes Anime Eye Coloring Tutorial by ascherie Shiny Eye Tutorial by tsubukichi +Eye Shading Tutorial + by daypoo Eye Tutorial by manic-goose An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee Paint tool SAI eyes tutorial by ryky Eye Tutorial by AikaXx eye tutorial by ryky eye tutorial by mirukawa anime eye tutorial by mirukawa Eye Tutorial by Saccstry Semi-realism eye by beetoots
Face and body shading:
Face shading, basic planes by what-i-do-is-secret Face shading trials by what-i-do-is-secret Face lighting practise by moni158 Facial Shading by Juggertha Quick n' Dirty: Light on Faces by telophase The common shade tutorial by OptimusPraino Really Basic Character Shading by starca :thumb158825525:
Ears:
ear tutorial by twosilverstars
Clothes:
Tutorial - Clothing + Folds 1 by DarlingMionette Tutorial - Clothing + Folds 2 by DarlingMionette Ruffling Skirt Tutorial by Rach-Resources Draping Fabric--tutorial by Rach-Resources patterned fabrics by oione The Itchy Fabric Walkthrough by nathie Adding Patterns to Clothing! by Sheridan-J Sheer Sleeve Tutorial by Rach-Resources Simple Cloth Pattern Tutorial by sambees fabric patterns tutorial by oione
Outline coloring:
Easy Lineart Colour Tutorial by sambees
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:bulletblue:Realism:
Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae How to paint a face by leejun35 SKIN PAINTING TUTORIAL by CrazyDwarf SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by navate Coloring Skin Tutorial by sleckt SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by navate Tiny tips: Wild skin colours by Ranarh Tiny Tips: Five-colour-trick by Ranarh Workflow Sharing : Oiran by LEKKER Digital Painting Tutorial Pt I by lithriel Digital Painting Tutorial Pt 2 by lithriel Making of 'Must be Dreaming' by escume Adding Skin Texture by Sheridan-J Realism Tutorial by yumix Tutorial.Drawing skin.Rus,eng by mashamaklaut Fantasy Eyes Tutorial by JoJoesArt Eye tutorial - an update by acidlullaby Painting Realistic Eyebrows! by Sheridan-J Semi-realism lips. step by step by FeliceMelancholie Nose tutorial. Step by step by FeliceMelancholie lips tutorial by mirukawa

:bulletblue:Mood:
Digital Painting Tutorial by Tervola Establishing Mood with Color by TamberElla Coloring tutorial - 01 by sandara Coloring tutorial - 02 by sandara Coloring tutorial - 03 by sandara Coloring tutorial - 04 by sandara Skintone Tutorial part 1 by KristinaGehrmann Waiting step by step by darkmello Tutorial of Color and Light by vandervals


:bulletblue:Background tutorials:
Tutorial: Blending Charas into BGs by Dea-89 :Background tutorial:Eng-Sp: by vero-g6 Visual Novel / Anime Background Tutorial by Lemur3s TUTORIAL: Flash Backrounds by Etoli :thumb179272660: Concept tutorial no.1 by AndreeWallin Background tutorial - part 2 by AonikaArt Anime Background Tutorial by Risachantag From sunrise to sunset - tut by AonikaArt Stair to the heaven-Process by JOEIAN How To Make A Digital Painting by Norke Ruins of Doriath tutorial by PeteAmachree Ruins of Doriath tutorial PtII by PeteAmachree scarypet's SnowyMountTUTORIAL by scarypet Speedpainting tutorial by vesner Background tutorial by griffsnuff background tutorial part1 by griffsnuff Background tutorial part 2 by griffsnuff


Because DA no longer accepts as much thumbnails as before - part II has been moved here Coloring Walkthrough part IIIt seems DA is no longer accepting as much thumbs as before. So I am afraid I have to split the journal I have made in the past. Sorry guys.
Part 1 is here:
Elements:

Clouds and sky:
Short tutorial- Clouds by Sadir89 Clouds - Meago's way by meago The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi
Light and fire/lava:
Glow tutorial by Sadir89 Scarypet's LAVA TUTORIAL by scarypet Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Easy to do -Fire- tutorial by Nakubi
Trees, grass and other plants:
Tree tutorial by griffsnuff Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Trees Tutorial by Sadir89 tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 3 by calisto-lynn Tutorial - Painting Trees by jezebel Quick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie TUTORIAL - Trees by ikdomik grass tutorial by jerry8448 tree process by TylerEdlinArt Painting trees tutorial by vandervals Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips by Qinni Mini-Tutorial No.7 - Gnarled Tree Bark - by ValaSedai Tutorial Attempt: Tree (Updated) by ichan-desu Quick Tree Walkthrough by nathie How to paint a fairy tree by nathie
Rock:
Easy Cracked Surface Tutorial by semaj007 Mini rock tutorial by AonikaArt Stone Tutorial by Grypwolf Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Painting a Rock - the fast way by Lizkay Pt. 2 -- Stone, Marble, Cracks by Sirquo Stone Tutorial by NoobGamer75 Rock Wall Tutorial by liiga Step-by-Step Tutorial - Ice wall symbol by Djekspek rock and stone help-tutorial by true-crystalwolf Tutorial Attempt: Rock by ichan-desu
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My other walkthroughs:
Artist walkthrough
Photomanipulation walkthrough

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benoibe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Excellent collection! Great resource! Thank you! 
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   Digital Artist
:iconthankyouveryplz: and :iconmypleasuresignplz:
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KerensaW Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!  Just found this today - can't wait to try some of them out. :)
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Amzypop1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks for this~ ACE ATTORNEY IS AWESOME *Q* I love Miles Edgeworth *Q*
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Crowkarasu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
woahh!! this was too much :squee: thank you!!!
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JackLavy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sick. Thanks!
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Rovanna Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
I am gobsmacked. :wow: I've never seen so many all in one place.

So many things to try! :la: Thanks for compiling this.
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putridCheese Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You can never have enough tutorials! :D
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow,amazing,thankou so much dear:love:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconthankyouflowerplz: Seems DA no longer accepts this many thumbs or something. It did before. I guess I have to split the journal in two. :XD:
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Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you -and if more than one person , you all - for this! ♥
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Lazy--kurt Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, ive collected so many tutorials i know most of them on this list. This is pretty cool man, thanks <:
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m-raqeeb Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
FFS -_- it's too much ? where should i start ? which one is next step ? how should I process ?

It's like a room full of delicious foods and you don't know how you should start :D
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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mart666666 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
@w@
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
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Good job! :thumbsup:
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cornelium Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy cows :shocked:! You are nothing short of a miracle worker! Thanks for all the references!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconthankyouveryplz: and :iconmypleasuresignplz:
I really wanted an easy to use digital coloring tutorial page so I don't have to search through the whole of DA. These are my faves. :)
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justanother-animefan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
this will keep me busy for a while! thanks (:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
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Sid-axn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is brilliant!! thank you so much for compiling it all together :)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
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MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like the other collection you made, this one is amazing!
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iAmAneleBiscarra Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! that is a good collection! good job for those who made this and to you too! very very helpful! :squee:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconthankyouflowerplz: and :iconmypleasuresignplz:
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iAmAneleBiscarra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome!
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Catvador Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfiou, nice work...
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
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Catvador Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^'
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Kindii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is my first time fav-ing a journal. Thanks a bunch for all the links!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow :iconthankyoublushplz: for the wonderful compliment! :D
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FictionChick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! This is an amazing resource, Tammy! Thank you sooooo much!! :love:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconblinkthanksplz: dear. This is the second one I made from three I have so far. Probably will write another one. Just need to find a good subject. :)
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great journal!!!:love:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
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I love making these. :aww:
I just updated it. :)
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!:heart::iconjoyjumpplz:
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zmote Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
wow thanks, this is really useful!
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:iconthankyouveryplz: and :iconurwelcomenplz:
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Screaming because this is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to put all this together!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Digital Artist
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This was really fun to make. :D
Once in awhile I update the article with new tutorials I find.
I added some today. :)
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Knoere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really a beyond amazing collection! Thank you soooo much! :squee:
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:iconthankyouveryplz: and :hug::iconurwelcomenplz:
Once in a while I add new tutorials I find. I added some new ones today. :)
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Filmographer
Thank you for taking the time to collect all these in one place~
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Lulie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is another great one, on coloured light and how to make your pictures suddenly really realistic (at least I think I couldn't see it in your list... so many o.o ): [link]

And another by the same artist that also can be really useful, on making a unified colour palette (in other words how to make the picture look like it's all under the same light and fit together): [link]
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconblinkthanksplz: Those are really nice. :)
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Norzac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing collection!
Thanks a lot for this!
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Coloring Walkthrough part IIIt seems DA is no longer accepting as much thumbs as before. So I am afraid I have to split the journal I have made in the past. Sorry guys.
Part 1 is here:
Elements:

Clouds and sky:
Short tutorial- Clouds by Sadir89 Clouds - Meago's way by meago The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi
Light and fire/lava:
Glow tutorial by Sadir89 Scarypet's LAVA TUTORIAL by scarypet Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Easy to do -Fire- tutorial by Nakubi
Trees, grass and other plants:
Tree tutorial by griffsnuff Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Trees Tutorial by Sadir89 tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 3 by calisto-lynn Tutorial - Painting Trees by jezebel Quick Woodtexture Walkthrough by nathie TUTORIAL - Trees by ikdomik grass tutorial by jerry8448 tree process by TylerEdlinArt Painting trees tutorial by vandervals Tree and Leaves Tutorial + Tips by Qinni Mini-Tutorial No.7 - Gnarled Tree Bark - by ValaSedai Tutorial Attempt: Tree (Updated) by ichan-desu Quick Tree Walkthrough by nathie How to paint a fairy tree by nathie
Rock:
Easy Cracked Surface Tutorial by semaj007 Mini rock tutorial by AonikaArt Stone Tutorial by Grypwolf Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Painting a Rock - the fast way by Lizkay Pt. 2 -- Stone, Marble, Cracks by Sirquo Stone Tutorial by NoobGamer75 Rock Wall Tutorial by liiga Step-by-Step Tutorial - Ice wall symbol by Djekspek rock and stone help-tutorial by true-crystalwolf Tutorial Attempt: Rock by ichan-desu
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