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Coloring tutorial - 01 by sandara Coloring tutorial - 01 by sandara
my basic coloring tutorial, part 1 of 4

d/l my custom brush
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Tenesium Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Greaatt! but what does the Mulitply option really do?
KOBAANNI Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
idk if u have found out by now, but it takes the color u have selected and multiplies it to create a darker shade, if u take blue and paint it, then creat layer ontop and use the same blue, it will make it darker because it multiplied it, overly / color dodge are like the opposite. 
Tenesium Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I've found it out already, but still thanks for the attempt. Have a nice day/evening/morning!
bluemooze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
These are excellent!  Thanks
Willow-Forest-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) 
Clchriskl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so helpful! I just got a tablet and I'm looking to learn anything I can on digital painting, thank you for your tutorials!  :)
YukiraNine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
May I borrow parts of this tutorial for a powerpoint I'm doing for school?  It won't be technically public since it's just a speech on digital art for class and I will credit you.
caillalune Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally love you for posting this, tutorial like these with a lot of interesting details are extremely helpful! I just want you to know that I appreciate so much people like you who help others just because they have time for it. Thanks you thank you thank you <3
Wolf-of-doom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
what program do you use for your paintings

Korbeaux Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she uses photoshop
kakashi85sl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello, sorry but I can not understand how you did it: (nice tutorial but I'm almost at the beginning of digital painting brush and do not understand that you used to color the bases (I refer to the last 2 images) .... thanks
Korbeaux Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
are you referring to the 'multiply' layer thing? because in that case she just changed the setting of the layer as you can do in pretty much any decent painting program (even the free ones) or the brush, she used the Airbrush Pen opacity Flow brush, it comes with photoshop or something else?
starling16 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for these tutorials :) They are so very helpful.
I've played with overlay and multiply before but never really understood colour dodge and a few others since they seemed to do weird things and I found it easier to work without them. Perhaps I'll have another look into them :)
caillalune Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What makes dA amazing is the fact that they're artists like you here, willing to give en extra effort just to teach their fellow painters how to become better and not taking any reward for this. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!
Katerinna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I just need to ask, did you learn this all by yourself? Your art is incredible! :)
Katerinna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
That's really helpful. Thank you for such a precisely done tutorial :)
FireGemini Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why do we use the "multiply" layer for the verst bacground gradient layer and the second layer after that??

and amazing tutorial.
i migght actually improve after reading this *_*
RonyMelo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am studying this tutorial, thanks!
Katastrophina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful. Thank you very much =)
Jaiyi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is like magic! beautiful!
Jethroxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
question, why do you use 'Multiply Layer'?
Silkkat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So the colors don't cover the sketch
Jethroxas13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
gior22 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What wacom tablet do you use? thankyou x :D
Koen-Edward Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
awesome! What a great tutorial. I'm wonder if I can make it in vector basis sotware?
alesiunea Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
so coool
Zrinkd Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're truly amazing. My new favorite artist.
blueis-711 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your works are really great...what Photoshop are you using?
ectoquest Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome thanks a bunch :D
carouselclover Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! I've been looking for this tutorial for SO long. Great job!!!!
Maahluz Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hey!! wat do i do to make my brush like urs?
and OK i dont hav tablet, but i need one to do it? cause i try to change my brushes and i dont get same brush as u ;/ :'C
please help.
AntoinetteRosae Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you don't have a tablet you can actually use a mouse (which it's actually kinda impossible to get that good result lol) but hey you can try with it. And look on the pic's description, there's a link to download her custom brush in this tutorial, but if you're talking about the brush 'setting' then yea you need to change it a bit~ i hope this help ya!
Maahluz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"which it's actually kinda impossible to get that good result lol" i knowwwwwww *cry* aawwwm :C i'm sooo sad about it ;/
Whispatchet Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must.... try.....
xStelmariax Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, this is very useful!
purplecrystaldragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
do you have any tutorials on tow to colour animals but just the animals?
Ripstein Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great.
I think it would be helpful to have links to the rest of the series in the description..
SkyDragon155 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
This is so useful! Thank you!
ArtieRealistic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you! This was VERY useful. :D
RiffReiff Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial. One thing though the link to custom brush isn't working for me is there another way I can get it?
HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
wheres the origonal? I can't find it in your gallery or scraps
cyo9999 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ very useful to me
beast-bane Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely tutorial! <3
Do you have another link for the brush? The current one doesn't seem to be working.
Midsney Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you, this shall prove very useful.
Sprucetail Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
how do i download the brush? im new to photoshop :(
rathahin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I would to say great tutorial. That what i looking for. I did well on sketch (Black/White), I would like to improve about sketching (color) and coloring the art work. but seem I cannot go forward, because I learn it by my self.

Could you please look at this [link] and could you please tell me what is the mistake that I did. Thanks in advance.
GarlicEddy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
nice toturial :D
YbullStudio Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Thanks for the whole series!
CarlKeinV Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for this tutorial..:)
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