Step 19: Now we can start out detailing our character’s clothing. I also used Colour Dodge for the bright areas for her eyes.. I add some strokes with the Dodge too. l use this because I want to add some slight light areas on the character. This is how it looks once all the adjustments are done with the Colour Dodge and Burn tool.
Step 20: Now final details, I think this is the part when usually start being satisfied from the painting. So I paint the shoes with a large brush and resize the brush to small one and work on the details. Firstly, I start with the shoes details and as finally continue with her hair. I began adding some little details once a while. The details are the most fun parts, so feel free adding these whenever you want.
Step 21: By the way remember, work big file size and all the little details will come out just beautiful. So you can resize your illustration for print again. Resizing does not modify the image in any way. Obviously, to get a good print you’ll need to maintain a certain dpi—200dpi will produce and acceptable print, aim for 300dpi for a professional print. Now, to resize (scale) an image:
On the Image menu, click Image Size… The Image Size dialog opens. And change the numbers as you see on the illustration. To specify that the image must print at 300dpi, simply type 300 in the Resolution box and press the Tab key. The Height and Width update automatically. You’ll see that the image will now print at approximately 9 x 6 inches at 300 dpi.
Step 22: And also I do want to show you how I added those shiny areas on my character. I used Color Dodge for this effect. I always use this when I want to add some light areas on my illustrations. If this tutorial has taught you a single new thing you didn’t know prior to reading it, I will feel fulfilled to have inspired the slightest glimpse in all you promising artists out there. What you must always remember is to try a variety of gadgets, tricks, tips and don’t be afraid too be spontaneous.
Step 23: The only way to learn is by trial and error, don’t just follow my guide step by step but mix it up a bit, you always have Ctrl + Z to Undo if something goes wrong.
And here…this is the result. I finished the character coloring. Now I save it as a PNG file. With this type of file all the details will look nice for printing. A .jpg file will loose some of the details because it compresses your file. And don’t forget to add your name and date in the finished illustration.I hope this tutorial would be very useful for you.