09 okt 2018

Character design tutorial 2, coloring in Photoshop

This dsicription is an continuation of the blog Character design tutorial 1

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In the last tutorial we made this character drawing and scanned it into the computer. Now open it in Photoshop.

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Open Threshold

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Adjust to make the blue disappear.

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The blue is gone.

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Double click the background layer …

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… and click ok …

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… to change it to a normal layer (with many more options)

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Make a new empty layer

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Place it below the line-art layer. Call the layers line and color.

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Change the blending mode for the line layer to multiply.

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Lock the line layer.

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Now we are going to add colors. The white paper background of the “line” layer is transparent because it’s in multiply-mode:)

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If there are no gaps in the line-art use the paint bucket to add color.
Else use a pencil or brush

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Select the magic wand tool

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Select a colored element. Here the glove.

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Select the burn tool.

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Select a soft brush (0% hardness)

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Make the right-side shadow dark with the burn tool.

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Select the Dodge Tool behind the burn tool.

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Use the Dodge tool to make the left-side light.

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Imagine the light coming from left creating a light and a dark side.

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Deselect (Notice the shortcut for next time).

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Use this technique on all the parts of the drawing.
Done:)