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Mini Painting Tutorial by juliedillon Mini Painting Tutorial by juliedillon
Oh my gosh, it's a dopey coloring tutorial! As if there weren't enough already on dA. ;) If anyone is curious, this is pretty much how I've been working lately. I would have uploaded this sooner, but for some silly reason I chose to use a commission image and had to wait a bit before I posted it publicly.

Oh! And this was done in Photoshop. But you can do the same thing in Painter, too.

The actual image was made for Dungeon magazine, issue 148, I believe. :)

EDIT: Some additional notes:

*You can use this method with full scale illustrations, not just portaits. It can be a little tricky figuring out what colors to use in the Overlay layer, but it's still a good quick way to get your overall color scheme worked out and (most importantly) unified.

*You don't have to start with green. Any darkish color works well. And if you don't like it, you can always change it very easily. Think of the Multiply layer as just your underpainting. Whatever color you choose, it's going to look weird until you start painting on top and bringing out the midtones and highlights. But that rich underpainting will help make the colors on top pop out that much more and saves you some time as far as figuring out your midtones and shadows.

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Colanah Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might change my life coloring wise...and also save so Much TIME!  Not to mention layers.  *flashes back to 100+ layers in individual folders*  Tempted to go back and redo many a color piece trying this.  Thank you for sharing this!
SoftCloudProject Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!Thank you. -3-
YourArrhythmia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
this really helped me alot! thank you so much
Anikin-Skyhugger Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
It's still a bit rough with the layers and the different styles (multiply layer, what?) but It's still helpful for a ps-starter. I guess. Maybe. We'll see. :'D thanks!
Meylin-tyan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome! Thank you!
I'm painting in SAI, and most Photoshop-oriented tutorials don't work well for me, because they recommend using complex layer modes and filters I don't have. But yours is really simple and with stunning result! Will try this today :)
KhloodPinky Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
undeadmonkey88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just what I needed to help get me started in painting! Thanks for this.
Ilunami316 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
ImagineAkira Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing *^*
IslandxInxThexSun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting tutorial!

I didn't think to utilize layers like this.
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