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Offline Djali

colouring sketches?
«: March 16, 2010, 06:15:42 PM»
I've been sketching everything in Photoshop with my tablet and I've got the pen pressure and everything down alright but my sketches' colouring (flat colour usually) looks so much more harsh than others that I see. Even when I turn the opacity down, it just frustrates me because if I pick up my pen and then try and put it back down to draw, the section where I put it back down is darker than the rest.

Any tips or tutorials would be great. :3

 
        

Offline Violet Hawk

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #1: March 16, 2010, 10:30:53 PM»
If you turn opacity down, no matter what when you go to put the pen down once more it's going to be darker.. because while a part of it's going to be say, %25 percent, soon as you put your pen down, you're doubling that area to 50% if that makes sense.

http://etoli.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Digital-Paint-in-PS-75362758
http://moodymand.deviantart.com/art/Digital-tutorial-pt-1-119258710
http://sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/Coloring-Tutorial-133133784

Those are some tutorials I just found flipping through DA. Hope they're some help for you.

Offline Djali

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #2: March 18, 2010, 06:07:28 PM»
I think I'm mostly having a hard time thinking it looks good because the solid black outline looks so harsh against the colour, and don't really know what I could do about that.

 Any (easier) tutorials on blending colours would be great too.  :3 Thank you.

Offline Azula

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #3: March 18, 2010, 08:26:54 PM»
to me, you're being rather vague about everything. could you elaborate because "colored sketches" means a lot of different things.

Offline Djali

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #4: March 19, 2010, 02:44:06 PM»
I've already explained in my posts, really.. Having full opacity and flow for colouring makes it look boring but turning either down makes it look messy. Plus, the colour against the dark line of the sketch is bothersome. I also don't know how to blend colours easily in photoshop. Example:

http://i39.tinypic.com/hriubp.jpg

Offline Melzi

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #5: March 19, 2010, 02:55:50 PM»
Really the best thing to is a livestream and as the person question. I do them from time to time.  If you like I can help you out with that it's very simple.
Always open for commissions! With me you pay for the quality.

Offline Azula

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #6: March 19, 2010, 04:04:55 PM»
have you tried sketching things out in different colors other than black? black's a pretty bad color to use to sketch because it muddles out and gets really icky..

another thing you can do is sketch/line everything in black, click on "lock opacity," bring out your fill tool, set the tolerance to 255, choose a color and just click on the canvas to change it to a different color.

Offline tourtu

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #7: March 19, 2010, 08:49:11 PM»
http://www.furiae.com/popup.php?text=smoothtutorial may help? ..assuming that you are talking about how to blend the purple of the dress. i guess according to the purple you've already laid down blending it may look like http://i42.tinypic.com/2epukxs.png i'd suggest learning to abuse the eyedropper tool because it makes blending with a translucent brush so much faster.

if you're talking about the color of the line art itself, then vince has that covered. if you follow the "lock opacity" method mentioned you can also use the gradient tool or physically draw on it with different colors.

just experiment

Offline Djali

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #8: March 20, 2010, 10:16:30 PM»
This might sound stupid, for perhaps I'm reading too far into what you said to do but.. how do you lock opacity?

Offline Azula

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #9: March 20, 2010, 10:35:44 PM»
it's in the layers window. it's the little checkered box and it says "lock opacity" or something close to that when you hover your cursor over it.

Offline Djali

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #10: March 20, 2010, 10:40:38 PM»
I found it, it's lock transparent pixels. But I have to click every black line I'm trying to change the colour of?

Offline Azula

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #11: March 20, 2010, 11:17:56 PM»
oh lol it's opacity lock in sai and i haven't used photoshop in forever..

you should have to unless you want different lines to be different colors. using the fill tool with tolerance at the highest number should fill the whole thing.

Offline Djali

Re: colouring sketches?
«Reply #12: March 21, 2010, 01:50:55 PM»
Okay, I think one of the options next to the tolerance was checked and messing with it, but I've figured it out now. I'll try it with a new sketch shortly and let you know how it goes, thank you very much!

 

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