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indui's PS coloring techniques by indui indui's PS coloring techniques by indui
I've had a lot of people ask me for a tutorial. This isn't anything specific--(like how I make hair or eyes etc) this is just techniques I use for pretty much everything..

sorry if it's confusingly set up. I started this three months ago :O (as you may notice from the examples at the beginning).. plus I rushed through a few things that I really should've touched up more on... but the tutorial was already SO HUGE!!

The next tutorial will be about PS effects. If I ever get around to it hahaha I'm thinking about three months from now B: *shotkilled*

I hope this is helpful :D Sorry for the huge file and my spam lately!

oh ya, and here are the pics I used in the tutorial in case you want to see the end/full result: (well, some -w- dA won't let me put more than six thumbs in a commentary XD)

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Kitsooki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So you don't use any overlay or multiply layers when shading?
indui Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, ... I definitely do XD I just never got around to that in this tutorial. I meant to go in depth about it in part 2, but I never finished part 2 :'DDD 

But yes, 99% of my art I use overlays. And 99% of my most recent pics, I use multiply (blue/purple) for shading :)
Drops-of-Light Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo helpful :3 totally gonna use this :D
indui Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad it could help! :)
RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool thanks!
Kawaiikutie778 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't read the whole thing, but I added it to my favorites for later. :D Very in-depth as well as inspiring. Your artwork is beautiful!
Chimera-Fox Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
thx 4 touching up on shading, I'm quite new to PS so shading is a bit different than traditional art.
TheGreatPaje Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Best Tutorial ever! I dont usually do drawings on the computer because i have gimp (lame, right?) but after seeing this i feel like nagging at my parents to get me photoshop! :squee:
indui Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yay! I'm glad it's helpful! Well good luck with getting photoshop, it really is a nifty program and soo helpful :) this isn't even 1/100th of all the amazing things it can do. I'm still learning stuff today.
NADA-PurpleWinter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, really nice!! =D
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