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Coloring character TUTORIAL by norli Coloring character TUTORIAL by norli
Finally, a coloring tutorial from me. This one is specific for Adobe photoshop 7 and above users. Feel free to ask question by sending me a note if there parts you don't understand.I know there are other better ways to color using a mouse but you guys asked how i did it so here is the step by step tutorial.

Please check out the preparing line art tutorial first before reading this since i don't want to repeat what i have taught there.

PREPARING LINE ART tutorial is ------> [link]

If you want to see the final product, it is here ------>[link]

There will be another tutorial on finishes such as background, and ways to color details such as jewelleries and clouds.
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Misuto3 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
How do you make your line art so smooth? That's the one thing I have the most trouble with. 
WaterLillyHearts Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fantastic tutorial. I have always had issues coloring. I sit here and practice like crazy, trying to find something comfortable, and I think this will help me a lot. I too use a mouse for my work, my tablet broke a few years ago and it has become more comfortable for me to do my computer work with a mouse. Thank you very much for this, it is incredibly detailed and doesn't skip the little things, with nice little pictures to help.
Luckyjinx15 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
arigatou gasaimasu..LOL..this sure helps!
kaizphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
it'll be more helpful if u submit it to a group....

jn-taichou Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks you for this tutorial!!! i really enjoyed it!!! :>
Lunerpalace1990 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what color do you think would make a somber or bleak atmosphere?
AlexPhotoshop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
oh! Good job!

Good tutorial!
Gitchgitch Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you for the tutorial :heart:

btw, I always wondering how to set my brush like yours, in pict, your brush has a sharp front and end, mine is always just a simple round brush :confused: so its hard to make a sharp ending.
DemoiselleGothique Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
It's called pen pressure :3
Gitchgitch Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
is pen pressure only available when we use wacom (tablet) or is it also available with mouse?
DemoiselleGothique Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I believe so.
aivelyn1230 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist
I'm still begin to learn coloring.
This is really help full, Thanks ^^
shazuki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Do I change the bg color the same way as the lineart tutorial?
photonarbiter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The picture is phenominal im going to try my hand at using this to improve my digital coloring.thanks for the tutorial!
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting process :clap:
dogf15 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
not really
Anonymous00Admirer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Nice thing..! it's really step by steb... i think this will help me to colour... :iconilikeitplz:
Alejandro4LG Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
how do you get opencanvas?
Thross Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010   Digital Artist
Where are the images number 3,4 and 8? can you please help me I'm confuse...
sana24 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student General Artist
^ ^ its so awsome! very helpful
TheJelloMold Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Thank you so much-this tutorial really will be a help-I'm just starting the task that is digital coloring-so thanks for posting this!
100AnimeGirl100 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
i dont have this brushes ><
i dont know how to do thissssssssss auughhhh :iconsadplz:
GodComplexX Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you do when your hand isn't as steady as you'd like? (When using the Lasso tool)
xCaramellex Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Thanks for making this! It's really great. :iconohjoyplz:

I've always thought tablet was the only way to get a good picture without screwing. And unfortunately, I don't have one. Thanks!
ArrogantLampShade Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student General Artist
This totally helps me out a whole bunches! THANK YOUUUUU!
QueenChibiChan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
This is unbelievably helpful. Thanks so much for going to all the trouble. :3
ivoryblood Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
This really helpful! Thank you~!! :love: :hug:
faetuitous Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
thanks for making this tutorial. it's one of the best coloring tutorials i've seen.
hayati83 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliantly done! thank you so much nyan~
NekoyaKun Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
I'm gunna use this! it's so amazing...and i'm such a nooblette
silvermoonfall Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist
So THAT'S how one uses masking mode properly. Neat! Thanks :hug:.
Nisshoku-art Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Is there a way you can do this Open Canvas? That's all I have and I was trying to follow, but once you got to masks, you lost me ~_~. Amazing tutorial, by the way.
rukiko-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely <3
Thanks a lot!
Lokine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Thank you for the tutorial ^_^
It helped me a lot, really, even though I still have a long way to go...

But now I'm quite stuck (and it sucks >.<';) because the quick mask isn't working anymore. (it's gray instead of being green and it doesn't select anythin' anymore u_u';)
What happened to my photoshop? T__T
Yarui Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Thank you so much !
magnafia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Thanks for the tutorial i really appreciate your time doing it also the line art one was really good, your really kind :hug:
Sachianna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
wonderful work, however i notice that your line art tutorial is in open canvas and not on photoshop 7 i really like your methods and i would like to know how they work in photoshop7 again this work is phenonomal!!!
mooning321 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
The quick mask thing made me confused. Lol
azaya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
heheh this will help a lot ><" thanks! :+fav:
Six-Sided-Dice Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
:D Great tutorial, thank you!
Smari-e Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
nice tutorial :+fav:
Icetrix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Neat set of tutorial you made... but one question...
Is Opencanvas better then photoshop in lineart?
And why then, maybe i should check it out^^.

Thanks for making it^^.
bewarethebob Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
i needed this.
Evil-Chibi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you won't believe how muh this is gonna help me, un.
katiezgreatie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't do it. =\
Issa013 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
mouse?? I'll try my best!! thank you!
0shane0amy Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Student
nice tutorial XD it helps me a lots ^^ thanks ~
Lennoue Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Like D: you taught me new skillz of art-ness.

This needs to be faved.
cxian Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
thanks for the tutorial :)
Kyasarin-angel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
WOW beautiful thanks a lot!!
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