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basic coloring tutorial by Cyzra basic coloring tutorial by Cyzra
edit--> it was brought to my attention that I had uploaded an uncorrected tutorial. sorry for all the spelling errors- i'm a bit dyslexic and flip many of my words around. so here's the spell-checked version :)

many of you have asked me for a tutorial so i've finally put together a step by step of my process. it's not much and is very simple but maybe it'll help a little :)
cheers!

oh, and by the way, if you ever commission me to do a character design, this is an example of the screen caps you would be getting every step of the way.
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NikaBta Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, thanks for this tutorial, it really helped me get started on my digital drawing
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Blutender-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome. However there is a problem I have. What I don't understand is how to color within the outlines only. I've heard there is a way with connecting layers with ALT key. I'm sick and tired of coloring and having always to erase around the outlines or certain areas. Isn't there some trick, some special way to make this easier? Maybe you or other people could help me?
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, i don't know of any easy tricks. i just paint the general shape and then color within the selection--keeps it clean for the most part. after everything is done and flattened i clean up anything i don't like.
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neromatherson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which the best tool for coloring Tablet or Mouse?
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
definitely tablet. the mouse isn't pressure sensitive.
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Elafros Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
I love the way the jewels turned out <3 I can never make jewels so pretty TT^TT *is envious* XD
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like your tutorial it is a big help ,posted some thing like this myself not to long ago but I don't explain things nearly as well as you do.
Put this in my collection of tutorials .:)
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
glad it helped :)
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I can't wait to use this method.
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sebau Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks for posting this, Cyzra. You do really super work!
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ,I put this in my collection of tutorials :)
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial ,thanks for sharing always cool to see how others do their work !
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LuluZealander Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! This is actually helpful :D No way I can stop painting over my lines, so I always select the various areas I want to point to keep within >.> But often I have grey splotches where no colour is, cause the selection was a little bit faulty.. I guess precision is really practice! However, the screen, and dodge/burn layer ideas are helpful.. thanks!! :D
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J-Powell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
nice colouring technique.
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SwanFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool
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bosyosy1015 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
WOW. That was really helpful, thank you! I didn't think you could color that way. I always did the sloppy way and spent hours trying to clean up. :fear: So thank you!
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Kurolala25 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
very awesome
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Kerounit623 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good work thanks
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Thanks for the tutorial! :thanks: (And lol for the typo!! Let us know when you fixed that hehe! :giggle: )
I hope this will satisfy some of your fans! :hug:
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :) hopefully i got them all now, lol. i can't believe i forgot to proof this thing! that's what i get for being in a hurry.
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
:aww: :hug: It's ok. ^^ I didn't realize the typo at first, but somewhere at the end there was a word missing... :confused: just made it a bit harder to understand, espacially since it's kind of a condensed tutorial. ;) Thanks a lot for sharing and taking of your time! :hug:
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's nice to do a step by step, thanks ^^
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting! :wow: I'd never think that you colored your characters this way! :wow:
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Greybird007 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
It's clear and illuminating, using a vivid character as an example, and is likely to be very helpful. (To Photoshop wielders, certainly, which I'm really not as yet.)

Unfortunately, though, I have to note that your descriptions are full of typos. It's not that they can't be figured out, but they don't at all show you in your best light in providing guidance.
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you know what, i am actually quite embarrassed. i had thrown this up the other night and now i realize that i never ran spell check and i did it quite hastily so i'm sure there are a TON of typos! i will be fixing that shorty i promise!
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Dark-Saron Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really helpful thanks for submitting the tutorial^^
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Apprentice2Drizzt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
very much helpful! ^^
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