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Photoshop Coloring Tutorial 2 by Apple-707 Photoshop Coloring Tutorial 2 by Apple-707
A quick tutorial I did since the ones I found weren't too good.

How to make lineart transparent, color the lines, and the picture. Hope this will help some people. :D


Part 1: [link]

Part 2: [link]
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sailoraya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL XD this is helpful and funny at the same time
71v1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is "I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended. If you don't have it, go and pirate it immediately."

My sides.
Darrathualin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny and good tutorial
HoseAKM Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
This is the best tutorial I've seen so far! Thanks for your help!
Floating-Away Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
You've saved me! I've been trying to work out how to colour on photoshop for months! I've got a older version of PS, so I'm having to adapt, but it's working so far! I've done all the lineart, and now onto the colouring stage!
TomA62975 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
... Burn tool... *eye twitch*... BURN TOOL IS NOT GOOD MAN!
Sebastian1314 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mr. Saturn!!!!!!!
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Burn tool = big no no for serious shading lol. I guess it works for those will little to now experience though.
Vorvayne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...why? I've heard lots of people say that but lots of googling has not brought me closer to *why* they say it. I can achieve really quite good results shading using the burn tool by turning the exposure down to >10% and just layering slowly. If there is a better method, I'd like to know it.
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
The main issue is controlling it past the original brush stroke. The Burn tool (used normally) changes the actual pixels. This is generally not a good thing to do, since it means you can't easily go back and change something much later on. What you can do, however, is using a Smart Levels Adjustment layer, bringing down the color to a darker shade, and then using a mask to color it in (the darkness of your brush on your mask determines the opacity of the shading that goes through). At that point, though, it's easier to just shade on another layer with a proper brush and color.
Vorvayne Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, thank you for taking the time.

I admit I don't see what the problem is with "changing the actual pixels", I want to change them? From "no shading" to "shading"? As for going back...I just use the "revert" button if I fuck up.

But yes, I do see how you have more flexibility with not using the burn tool. Still, I don't see why people are all *EYETWITCH*. Seems like a perfectly normal tool to me.
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
The reason changing the actual pixels can be a bad thing is simply the loss of flexibility in your workflow. If you have layers dedicated to base colors and layers dedicated to highlights, shadows, etc., you're given the ability to manipulate them individually, so if you make a mistake you don't notice, you can much more easily change it later on in the process. When you work on a project for a number of hours, Ctrl+Z doesn't always cut it, so it's nice to have safeguards set up.

As for the whole "eyetwitch" thing, it's mainly bandwagoning lol
Don't take it tooooo seriously. Not using the Burn tool is like one of the most common things people pick up while reading tutorials, so it helps them feel like they know something more than others to cram that easy to remember tip down others' throats ;)
Vorvayne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah-ha! Thank you.

Yes, I can see why you'd do all of that. There's more subtlety possible and things. I think the burn tool shouldn't be vilified so much, since it's easy to used, reasonably speedy, and good for learning how to shade (for those who, like me, are learning to draw using a graphics tablet without much pen-and-paper experience). And my drawings are fairly quick.

I'll probably switch eventually, but I'm going to keep using the burn tool for my shading while I'm learning how that actually works. Thank you for taking the time!
cyhennessey Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Nooooo problem! Good luck! :)
RomaniZ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
Kishmond Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
You can make method 2 of filling in color a lot more effective by using the magic wand tool on the area you're filling in, going to Selection > Modify > Expand... and putting in an appropriate number. 3 to 6 works well most of the time but if you have a smaller image it will need to be smaller.
MegaStarInc Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Pwaah. Pwaah.
ErikkuXDash Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
And this too.
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