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Due to popular demands ,I decided to make a coloring tutorial .To avoid page stretch ,I used flash to make a book like tutorial .I had a lot of fun working with flash, though it was frustrating at times. I checked the tutorial 4 times ,and had 2 friends tested it /correct it for me ,so it should work smoothly .

Just a Note. This tutorial is not for beginners ,it's for people with at least some understanding of how digital programs work .This tutorial is very general that means it have about a little of everything .

Tip .If you have trouble with picking colors or shading ,then you should probably try to find some good references on google (cloth ,skin ,shoes ,etc) . It helps a lot .Also picking colors comes with experience, you can't expect to learn it in one day ,again the best way to learn about the different tone combination is to find references and learn from them .

Well then, Enjoy ! If you have any questions about the tutorial , please comment here ,I'll get back to you asap : )

Tutorial made with flash 8
Programs recommended for this tutorial : Paint tool sai ,Photoshop ,opencanvas ,Painter
finished picture here -> [link]
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Suggester's words: Coloring Tutorial by =sakimichan its easy to understand and very useful for digital artists. ( Suggested by abiparmenter and Featured by FantasyStock )
ChibiNeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Awesome. Thanks!
demongal Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
also, did you delete your lineart layer or hide it or something?
demongal Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, here's something I don't understand: are you blending by just adding more color to the layer? Because I thought blending would be like it is with real paint, where you just kind of "smudge" the two colors together. Maybe it's because I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note but my colors don't really blend...
ALMcNelly Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this, but how do you cut the line art just for the face and not leave a cut area behind?  Is the head line art on it's own layer or is this the use of a lasso tool?
AJ-W Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you very much for these tips! <3
Osjey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
this looked like shit compared to what you do now :D
carlaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  New member
really helpful! thanks!
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome thanks
NanoTheFierce Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, what brush size do you use for your lineart?
AnaECookie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nicely done :) I prefer this to if it was one big long list like most tutorials, makes it a lot easier to just stay focused on the step you're on rather than want to jump around and get confused. Thank you!!
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