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How to use Lock Alpha in java drawing tool

I'll show you how to use the Lock Alpha tool in Java, how to make rainbow lineart using Lock Alpha and my favourite part of Lock Alpha, staying inside the lines. :)

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Tools used: Any drawing tool that has a Lock Alpha. ChibiPaint, GIMP ect.




Step 1

So, first I drew a smiley face. :) You can draw whatever you want. You can even draw a line. It will still work with this tutorial.


Step 2

You should check your Lock Alpha. I'm sure alot of people know where it it but if you don't, there's a red arrow and it's highlighted.



Step 3

So, now that your Lock Alpha is checked off, get your Airbrush tool, and use the first colour of the rainbow. :]

NOTE: It can be any colour you want, but I perfer red. ;]

Now, Airbrush a little section or your [insert object here]. Mine is red on the type like shown in the image. Now use all the colours of the rainbow until you get a rainbow effect. :D


Step 4

Now your smiley face is rainbow! Hmmm. . . It looks kind of plain. Let's give it a background. Any Dark Colours will make the rainbow pop out. :P


Step 5

So, I added a background. :) I used brown, black, gray and dark purple. :D Now onto colouring.



Step 6

Let's us the smiley face from step one again. :D So now, it's just a black smiley face. So go the layers and if you had a layer underneath, good on you. If you don't add a layer above the [insert object here] and drag layer 2 under layer 1. Then go the modes [Normal, Multiply, Dodge, Burn ect] and press Multiply. Then you can colour under layer one. :)


Step 7

So we colour under our smiley face with yellow. :D Typical smiley face colour. Now press Lock Alpha and use a different shade of yellow. Darker is best. :P


Step 8

Now we use that darker colour and shade. I don't use Airbrush for this. I use the pencil, then I use the blend tool. :) Now to use lighting. :D


Step 9

Use the lighter yellow in places that are "in front" Of the shading. And the classic shine. ;) Well. That's my tutorial on how to use the Lock Alpha. You can use it for many things. :P


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