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Digital Painting Tutorial by Mrs-Robinson Digital Painting Tutorial by Mrs-Robinson
Basically a basic tutorial on coloring and shading pictures digitally. :)

Original lineart.
Painted version.
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xandinavian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
AWESOME stuff ^_^ I had no idea you were into anime actually :sweats:
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
xD Well, I've never actually been into it. Mostly because the anime art I see drawn by people is just the characters... Lately I've been watching some anime, and even though there's very little detail on the actual characters they make up for it with beautiful backgrounds, so I've been missing out on something there. I'm really getting into it.

I think I was watching... Midori no Hibi? I'm not sure, but LOL. . _.; The storylines are hilarious!
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MrIrony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Excellent tutorial! One that actually explains "why" certain tools are used. Definitely one of the best I've run across, kudos!

I only have one question: when doing highlights, you use a lighter colour. What sort of layer do you use for the lighter colours? When I use a Multiply layer any colour that I use becomes darker or barely visible.
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Well, a 'multiply' layer means that any colour that is lighter than the colour beneath won't show.. Unfortunately when I made this tutorial, I went all whack with the layers because I was fairly new.
The best way to do this would be to put your lineart on TOP of all your other layers, and have it set to multiply, that way only the black lineart itself will show up, and have all your other layers set to 'normal'.
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AnXa Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
Hehe. This is good one. Great tutorial man... even thought I don't like photoshop I have to say that you have builded good tutorial because you explain all the phases pretty well. :)
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
:D Well I hope it helps.
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CarlesReig Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
very nice!

thanks a lot!
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
:) Welcome!
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naccro Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
nice O_O
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
:XD: Hehe! Thank you. :)
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dottie-hotblack Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
Thanks for this! I've been looking for something so clear.
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
:) Thank you. Hope it helps!
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WallyWorld Featured By Owner May 19, 2005   Filmographer
i just can't understant how to select the areas you want to colour,

you say, if you don't have a tablet (like me) to use the lasso tool, but then the areas are all crappy and stuff;

when i use the wagic wand, the lineart gets all lift and disappears a bit

i really don't understand how to properly select areas..

grr, i get so frustrated about this program

i just dont understand how you actually select the areas u want to colour, and how you keep the lineart so clean?

plz help me, i really want to figure this out, i have been trying to for ages..

thx! =)
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
You make a new layer, a multiply layer. Then you use the lasso tool to select the area you want to color. Because you've made a new layer, you can see your lineart underneath. You're able to select it, and then fill it in on the layer above.


If, like I think you might be, you're using the magic wand tool.. Select the lineart on the lineart layer, then fill the color in on a NEW layer. Always use a new layer for new colors! That way it shouldn't change your lineart at all!

If you're having some problems, feel free to send me a screenshot of what you're doing and I'll try and help a little bit clearer..
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WallyWorld Featured By Owner May 20, 2005   Filmographer
yeah, thanks Mrs Robinson! ^^ i kinda figured it out a bit, but there is still a lot i need to understand;

ah thats a good idea, i'll make a screenshot of my progress so far and ask the questions

thank you sooo much for you help!!!! :hug:

Wally
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
:D You're welcome, I check the account regularly so don't be afraid to ask about -anything- and if you can't wait, chances are I'm on my normal account, = Iselen :)
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WallyWorld Featured By Owner May 21, 2005   Filmographer
ok, thanks! =D
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H3LLB0uND Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Great work. Well laid out , clearly explained and very helpful compared to some other colouring tutorials I've seen. Thanks. :)
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 18, 2005
:) Well I did it as if I were explaining it to myself back before I knew much about painting.

...and most of the time I need a llllot of explaining. T_T;
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Uchiha33 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Thanks alot for this tutorial! I'll be sure to make use of this!
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
:) Hope it helps!
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Uchiha33 Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Thanks! I'm sure it will!=)
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heartofblack Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
I'm sooo faving this for later use. XD
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Thank you! :)
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heartofblack Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
Your very much welcomed!
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gosperru Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
This is so easy to understand! I did a lot of coloring while reading this, and my picture looks better the second time around! Thank you so much for making this!
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Well I'm really glad it helped! :D Is it your new one? I'd really like to see!
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gosperru Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Yeah, it's the new one that I just posted!
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
:D Cool! What programme do you use?
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gosperru Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Photoshop 6.0.
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
:nod:
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gosperru Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
:D
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CorvidaeVulpus Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very informative, thanks for making it.
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
It was my pleasure. :D
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afinlay Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Traditional Artist
its awsome! i cant believe that was done in photoshop i think its fantastic
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Photoshop is the only programme I use, except for the odd MS Paint drawings. :D Which reminds me to make one for Paint!
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sick-sin Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
well normally i dont fav the popular art... BUT THIS HELPS A LOT. you have a good tutorial here... so :+fav:
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
:) Thank you! I'm glad it helps. ^_^
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KeenHo Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Digital Artist
YAY !! amithaba XD thx thx hallelujah !! X3
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
*Confusion* XD;;
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Jaded-Emeralde Featured By Owner May 14, 2005   Digital Artist
Wow very easy to understand definately adding to favs
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
:) Thank you!
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Jaded-Emeralde Featured By Owner May 16, 2005   Digital Artist
You're Welcome!
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grimkim Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
whoops lost the rest of my comment ^^;;;
I will use this I need a good tutorial... i need to learn to cg
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Well I hope it helps. :D Coloring is even more fun when you know the easiest way of doing it. xD;
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grimkim Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
pretty details especially the sword
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squishy-M Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Oh, this'll help me lots! THANKS! :+fav:
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
:) Thank YOU!
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Taelune Featured By Owner May 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's pretty piccy!
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Mrs-Robinson Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
:) Be sure to check out the original lineart! It's by a fabulous artist. @_@
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