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by UN1Q3

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11 February 2017 20:07
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So pretty much I start out with a sketch in red, then add another layer and make the sketch transparent.

I then line the art in black on the new layer, then once finished, I go to effects and add 1 pixel of outline thickness.

I delete the sketch, add a new layer, then copy the line art down to the second new layer. I color on the second new layer (noting that it is below the other line art layer that remains unaffected by my coloring.

I add more vibrant or darker colors, depending on whether my original colors were vibrant or not, and just shade (similar to cel shading) in the places I would think should be shaded.

I start highlighting after that and add sparkles and stuff, then I add another layer (on the very top) and fill it with whatever color corresponds to the piq (in this case I used bright red), and then add a circle of white, and then blur it on the highest level about 5 times and make it 5-10% transparent. It adds light to the center of the piq and sort of a gradient around the edge.

It just looks nice, its not really necessary, neither are the highlights or shading.



good to know dewd o3o
by creeperslayer098, 11 February 2017 20:24
much thank QQ)//
by UN1Q3, 11 February 2017 20:24
you know what I always found useful for keeping my coloring out of the lines was the color selection tool
by jamkitty4, 11 February 2017 22:09
yeah i use that a lot too
i usually have a duplicated lineart layer that i put over top as well
by creeperslayer098, 11 February 2017 22:42
ha I don't typically mess with layers very often just in case any funny stuff happens to goes on
by jamkitty4, 11 February 2017 23:22
True, sometimes its hard to use a new layer when you click out or something because it can think you still have the layer selected. I guess its probably just for mac users lol
by UN1Q3, 11 February 2017 23:59
yeah the layers are pretty weird tbh
i tend to save often tho so its not too big of a problem tho lol
by creeperslayer098, 12 February 2017 01:37
thank you so much!
by ajwolfyfox, 13 February 2017 17:56
No problemo!!
by UN1Q3, 14 February 2017 17:45
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