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Color the Alexds1 way by shingworks Color the Alexds1 way by shingworks
Finally, that coloring tutorial I was supposed to get around to and didn't until now. This is the same sort of coloring I use as a base for my ~NoSelfControl art. For the record, the art in this tutorial was entirely colored in Photoshop CS, but will work for any type of Photoshop or program employing layers. Also all my post-drawing work is done with a mouse, so mostly anyone can do this sort of coloring if they want. Also note that you can go a lot further with this "style" if you want, its a good launch point for more complex coloring.

Hope this is helpful to someone!
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Rainiila Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful and simple 
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Rainiila Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpf
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:iconnimer:
At the end you said you can color the lines if you like. How do you color them once they're already drawn? Basic question I'm sure, but I still can't figure it out without having to either redraw them or lose their smoothness... :c
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triplecrane Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're using Photoshop, there's a little button you click on a layer that locks transparency, which means anything you do will only effect what's already on the layer. In the layers window, there should be a row of small icons next to where it says Lock under the drop down menu that. It's the one that looks like a checkered square
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:iconkerevon:
Thank you so much for this. One of my greatest weaknesses in my own work is my inability to do digital art, and most of it was the coloring. This should be fairly helpful. :)
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:iconhanan109:
What would you personally recommend for highlights?
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shingworks Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
In what sense? for colors?
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:iconhanan109:
Uh, yeah. Do you just use more of the dodge tool?
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shingworks Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you can. The best way to do it is to think about what color you expect to see, then try to match that color. Barring that, the dodge tool is a good starting point. Play around with the highlight/ midtone options to see what they do.
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:iconhanan109:
Alright, thank you. And for shadows you just set the layer to a lower opacity?
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