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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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Please hit the LEFT and RIGHT keys to scroll through the tutorial, and UP to return to the table of contents!

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


I never really do my drawings in colour but I'm going to now that I know how. Thanks a lot; this tutorial really helped me out!

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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!