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How to do shades / shadows

Today we are gonna learn how to do the digital shading/painting with Photoshop ^ ^ lol. I try to do short and easy-to-follow, but also i try to help u as much as i possibly can, Thank u for viewing this lol

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Tools used: Photoshop, Tablet




Step 1

This gonna be complicated, so read carefully ^ ^ First open ur sketch, make new layer for ur sketch and new layer for your BG and colour it brown (or any other colour). This will make u see the other colours easier lol.
Make an layer for the skin. Then start to slop the base colour in, make sure u didnt pick to bright colour or too low saturated, cos its staring to look like a character from the Simpsons or an dead body (unless u are treing to make one of these lol)

Looks like u are getting the hang of it, good ^ ^ ; Read this couple more times if needed :)


Step 2

Start slopping colours in. This purpose is like to the huge brushes to the little tiny brushes, as u see. If u are worrying about choosing the colours, no problem. Use the Adjusments >> Hue/Saturation.

Ok, i was lazy > < This pic is horrible LoL



Step 3

Eyes are easy, slop colours in and Hue/Saturate if needed. lol.

Make sure u are making the eyes to the eyes layer and skin to the skin layer. Do not use one-colour-in-one-layer tecnique, since shading is hard and u will merge all the layer together anyway, so its an waste of time and slowing down your work LoL


Step 4

Hair is the same as all the others, like making the skin or eyes, but this time u will need an 1 px white brush and go all around your hair.
I am way too lazy to make all advanced options and effect to the hair =_=; So i will leave it like this. U can try different effects, cos alot effects make your hair look good LOL ^ ^

This hair i made is a little fruzzy, hahaha.


Step 5

I made the hair look more 'complex' since it was a bit too boring lol
Now to the cloths, u have to put alot on consinstate to the clothing since they have alot of shadows and highlights to do and thats why i hate this part of CGing the most lol. I cannot say alot of things, since i suck at clothing, but try to do as same style as the skin etc.
Remember to pay attention to the jewels, if ur character happends to haves one. Try to avoid the thing i made since i used only 3 colours to the cross on his neck lol base, light and shadows. LOL



Step 6

Do the BG, no matter if u want to do an really complex landscape or an full black BG, but try to make it work :) Do not try to do something u know u cant do, before it looks like an disaster. Like what happends always to my drawings -.-
I tried to make the BG, fit the colours of this guy, hahaha.


Step 7

Add effects and fix the parts u dont like about ur character.

I used alot effects to hide his ugliness lol, but hey, atleast i tried :D

Thank u so much for viewing this :)
Im so sorry for this weird pic =.=

I hope u accually didnt bored to death while reading this. This was supposed to be short > < Eeh, u can only look at the pictures, if u are lazy to read lol

And oh thank u again. If u happend to use with this tutorial, u can PM me the link im gonna go to check for sure :P

PS. Did u noticed a little pink heart on the right > <..

...But hey, see u folks later! Sry for the long, boring useless text LOL

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