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Jun 19, 2009 | 8:55 PM EDT
  • Review Crew Pick June 23, 2009
  • Daily 4th Place June 19, 2009

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Hi! This is my first submission to Newgrounds through the Flash Portal :)

I'm sorry it's not an animation ;_; A lot of people online have asked me about the way I color my art, so I just wanted to be helpful :) It's geared toward Beginners with some more "advanced" techniques.

This covers a Cel-Shade Airbrush style that I use (Mostly for my art, and I would use it to color Comic Books too), Actions, Layers, Masks, Flats, Backgrounds and Shading.

Edit: Ohmigosh ;_; Thanks for all the wonderful reviews and votes and the two awards, guys ;_; I'm glad so many of you found this helpful!! :) :)

EDIT 2 (Thank you zuipit!): Here's a link to the lineart to follow along with, Just look for the download button if you're unfamiliar with DeviantArt, then hit "Save As" on your browser :) (For some reason whenever I try to make this into a link it's messing up :/ Just erase any spaces in between)

http://suzuran.deviantart .com/art/Roxas-vs-Sora-In ks-156998119



Rated 5 / 5 stars

By god thank you

I was completely lost and had no idea i could do that to a scanned drawing i was screwed and doomed to buy a tablet


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I'm going to have to remember this one. Although, I'm mostly going to use it for backgrounds when I start animating seriously (I only have a basic version of Flash ATM, so I can only really do hi-def sprites in it.)

Some music or sound effects might have helped this feel more attractive, just as a tip for if you do another tutorial.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this was an exelent tut :)
by the way how long have you been doing photoshop
i have elements 7 so i cant change the black and white settings :(
where can i downloed photoshop cs4 ??

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Crazy, crazy amazing and very detailed. Excellent job on both the tutorial and the pic!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

helpful but ..

No faults on the actual tutorial its precise and easy to follow but I had a problem with the whole inverting the layer thing at the very begining - I have photoshop elements so I'm not sure if its because of that but, when I press 'load selection' it either says 'warning: no pixels selected' when I selected the whole thing or it loads an empty selection box on the new layer... Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong would be good lol

Wavechan responds:

Yeah, it's Photoshop Elements :( Elements is the baby Photoshop so it doesn't have the capacity to separate channels (and therefore splitting the black from white) effectively.