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Offline Ulario

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Interesting Coloring Method
« on: June 08, 2004, 01:28:14 pm »
Today, I decided to try a new coloring method out, which is how I created this green dragon here.  I rather like the coloring style, so I'm going to share how I did it so others can do it if they want.

Scan in a shaded pencil sketch to photoshop.

Create a new layer and set the layer mode to "color".

Use the lasso tool to select the area you wish to color and fill it with the paintbucket.

You can use the airbrush to create shading if you would like, if the colors look too light, make the pencil sketch darker by adjusting the brightness/contrast.

Repeat the last two steps until your entire picture is colored.  '<img'> - Webcomic

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2004, 12:00:38 am »
Another way of putting color in is brushing it on (on a seperate layer of course) so it covers everything you want it to cover, then erasing the extra bits that stick out of the lines so it all fits in. It generally affords more control than the Lasso does.

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004, 12:20:33 am »
Great dragon, Ulario! I love how you colored it and thanks for sharing how you did it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004, 09:03:19 pm »
The coloring does look very nice on that.

The way I color takes me...forever to do. I dont think I could explain it, either...

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004, 11:51:35 pm »
That's a neat way to color in. The way I do it take a while. I do it by creating a new layer for each color and use multiply on my layers.

Your dragon looks way cool.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2004, 11:55:19 pm »
I agree with Sunfire.  Using a black and white layer on multiply is great.  '<img'>  Those are some great effects you got there on the green dragon though.  I'll have to try that out one day.