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Here I am going to explain the process of painting which I have called “ She is walking on the Snow” . The following tutorial will walk you step-by-step through digitally coloring in Adobe Phosotop CS3. I’ll just show you my working process and what tools I prefer to use. In this easy-to-follow tutorial, I’ll show you how to paint a cute cartoon character. The great thing is that you can easily apply these techniques to your other projects. Though I’ll be coloring with a character sketch, you can apply skills from this tutorial to any digital coloring projects that you want
• Photoshop CS3
• Wacom Graphire 3 USB (Blue)
Note: I’m using Adobe Photoshop. But if you wish…you can use the other tools like..Corel Draw etc.
Preview of Final Results
Step 1: First of all Let‘s open a new document (approximately 900wide and 1386 high, around 300 dpi) and make a preliminary sketch. (Ctrl+N or File > New). You can able to print it on A3 format in pretty good quality
– Width: 900px
Step 2: Now lets create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N). You can create empty layer for your painting. I‘ll show you how I open a new layer. To create empty layer, click on the create a new layer button.
Step 3: And the first thing to do after you created the layer is give the layer a describing name. To give the layer a name, you double-click on the layer label, the label will then turn into text box for you to enter a new name. Ok, as you see my layer name is Agnes_sketch. Name your layer with a different name.
Step 4: Now after you have name the new layer draw your own sketch. Here, this is my character sketch for this illustration. First I make a character sketch. I use a dark brown because it stands out..but you can use whatever you want ofcourse Well, as you see these lines don’t need to be perfect. This is just a rough sketch. Now feel free to use reference sketchwork if you don’t feel comfortable with your sketches. Make a new layer and name it with your character name. My character name is Agnes as you see on the image below.
Step 5: Now you may amazed at first but I only used the some standard type of brushes, I not use much brushes I just fell that this gives me the most control. The only adjustments I make to these settings are to the opacity and flow and in my own case I change the, flow, opacity and size jitters respectively to ‘pen pressure’ only because I’m using a Wacom tablet.
Step 6: For the detailed parts, for example the lashes, hair, lips strokes or other fine lines, you can use the helpful setting: Shape Dynamics, Other Dynamics.