At 11/6/12 06:06 PM, Tomsan wrote:
Normally Ill use a variety of tricks to fill those empty pixels but I guess there should be an easier way for this. I am guessing something can be done with the layer mode, but I dont know which one. If someone has any good methods to color this line art easily plz advice.
I might be misunderstanding the question but I'll try to explain how I would do this. Now, I use GIMP almost exclusively, but this should be applicable to Photoshop as well.
As always, make a copy of your base layer first, just so you're not doing anything to the original.
Next, make a New Layer with a white background. Then, set the layer mode to Multiply.
Once you set the mode to Multiply, colors that you put on this new layer will show up on the original drawing as well. After that, just use the brush tool to fill in your line art with the colors that you want.
You might want to make multiple layers for different colors.
When it comes to shading, I usually use the brush tool and the smudge tool and draw over parts of the colored drawing with gray or shades of blue.
That's how I would color something like this. I'm not sure if that's what you were asking for or not, but hopefully that is helpful in some way.