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Coloring Tutorial -- Part 1 by JohnYume Coloring Tutorial -- Part 1 by JohnYume
Part 1 of my Coloring Tutorial

There are some methods that would be used in other art programs, but this tutorial relies heavily on photoshop inner workings.

This is a walk-through of what I do and how I do it. So yes it's long.

This might be more details than some people want, but everyone comes in at different levels. I assume you only understand a little about photoshop and computers e_e if you're more knowledgeable just skim it. As I go on I leave out more because hopefully you read the beginning stuff xD

This covers:

Setting us your base layer
Editing the base layer
Editing colors

Part 2 covers shading and highlights [link]

MORE TUTORIALS: [link]
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:iconameiru:
Ameiru Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I've always wondered how people changed the colors. thanks a lot! this was really helpful^^
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welomed ^_^
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Frozen-Empire Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Cool :)
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:) +++
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sealcheetahtiger Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks! This was super helpful!
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it :D
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KaijiroCustomWorks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Second part, YES!!!!

Again, Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us XD

Added to my collection. Keep it up :icongreatjobplz:
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you found it helpful ^___^
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Kouri-n Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow great! I didn't know that you could do that with the layers!
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Layers are an amazing thing ouo
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FrankTech Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   General Artist
Wow, I will be sure to use this!
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I Hope it helps you out :D
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:iconfranktech:
FrankTech Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   General Artist
Beleive meh, It will. :D
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ChaoticArt117 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
What kind of photoshop is this
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:iconjohnyume:
JohnYume Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I used Photoshop Elements 5 :)
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MoonStarDutchess Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Thank you so much for making this. I always colored in such a difficult way and did my lineart in photoshop. In the end I ended up hating it because it was nothing like my original drawing. With this its so much easier! I can't thank you enough for taking time to make this tutorial.

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JohnYume Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so happy it was helpful! :love:

Yes I never liked photoshop lineart because you lose the original lines and it's so time consuming! I'd rather put that time into the coloring ^__^
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is very good, bunny!! Is this your fixed style of colouring? I normally don't have one of my own, but through trial and error, I've learnt that painting the background first is a good idea.

Or, like what you have done - it's also a good approach, since you're just using flat colours. :)

Now, on to part 2! :heart:
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much, normally I do make the base color for everything first (including background) but doing the skin or background first or last never made much difference for me o3o I'll go over it so maybe you'll understand why.

But for now I wanted to take people through the whole shading process beginning to end. I thought that would be easier to stomach than when you have a bunch of layers running around XD

and thank you so much your comments are always helpful to me ;w; :heart:
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Sure, sure, take your time. :) I can see where you're going with that, and now that you mentioned it, it *is* more systematic that way. :)

Nyee hee hee, no problem, Bunny. What are friends for?
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HaruAoAttlearstre Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love you for this.*w*

at least now i have a tutorial to follow.xD
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JohnYume Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
xD you're welcome :heart:

Yes hopefully it's understandable XD and of course if you have any questions, ask me :D
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HaruAoAttlearstre Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i shall take the offer and ask u if anything~!:heart:
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