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Mini Coloring Tutorial for Photoshop Beginners by color-sekai Mini Coloring Tutorial for Photoshop Beginners by color-sekai
this took me a while ^^;
i didnt create a tutorial before because i knew it was gonna be tedious and i was right. it IS tedious. it took me seven hours to do OTL
but other than that, first time making a tutorial so i hope its fine! it's a basic, basic, baaasssiiiccc tut for PS users, so if you're a professional, well, you have nothing much to learn from this i think!~ xD

anyway, this was requested from ~kbyuu, a school friend of mine irl. i hope this tutorial is easy to follow and can help in future works! ^^

constructive criticism/feedback is welcome ~
update: corrected warm/cool colors part (thanks =PurpleS-cks!) and added minor changes to canvas size
other works of mine
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ItsNotFilia Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It feels rather brief on lighting/shadows, in my opinion - saying 'take notice of your light sources and anatomy' kind of feels like skipping through the most important part.

I can't speak for other people, but when I first started (colouring) shading my works, the issue wasn't so much about choosing what colours to use, but rather where to apply them in order to get the right impression; I think that's where most people get stuck at by default, too.

For example, a novice may ask (or worse, may omit to ask):
-Where to use soft/hard brushes and to what degree? (for example, clothing, unlike a face, may use harder brushes, because of its shapes; my general rule of thumb there is that the sharper the edge of the object, the harder the edge of the shadow in that area)
-How intense should shadows be? (a lot of initiates that I've seen make shadows barely noticeable at all)
-What about light sources from the side or behind? (ok, maybe not; I understand that this tutorial wasn't intended to be some all-encompassing thing)
-How to reasonably shade hair/folds/frills/cake/etc.? (you gave a few hints for the face, but none for clothing or hair; though clothing for example may require a separate tutorial, a few handy tips are always welcome, even there)
color-sekai Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeap, i understand where you're coming from
but this is a "mini" tutorial so im not making it very detailed. it's just a request from my friend. :> so i'm just trying to help him with what he requested (the shading part of skin and hair)
kbyuu Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yayy, you did the tut!, but we're going off today so, darn, i cant try it out...
color-sekai Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha try it now or something xD
once i get PS imma try this out. ty for the help
color-sekai Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem! :D
glad its useful!
color-sekai Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CyborgOrchestra98 Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I get my tablet in the future (Dear Santa...) I'm gonna follow this, totally.
color-sekai Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha, thank you so much! :D
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