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Colouring in Photoshop by Gold-Seven Colouring in Photoshop by Gold-Seven
*** OLD TUTORIAL*** - click here to see my new one. [link]

Again, several people asked - so here's what may be my first tutorial deserving of that term ;)

Programme: PS 6, but will work with all PS versions that have layers (Painter doesn't support my beloved Colour layers, I'm afraid)
Skill level w/PS: intermediate. You should know your way around with the basics.
Other: I use a tablet (Wacom Intuos 3), and I know that people can achieve some great digital painting with a mouse, but well, I can't. ;)
Size: 1.7 mb


#1 My Photoshop version is German, but that's all. Everything is explained and translated in the text. If you come complaining that you can't understand the tut because it's German, I'll know you haven't even read the thing, and if you didn't bother to do that and just whine, I won't bother to answer your whining either.

#2 Please don't ask me where you can "download that Photoshop App". Photoshop, as so many don't seem to know, is a high-end image editing software, designed for professionals. You buy it in a shop that sells computer programmes. And yes, it's very expensive. That's why I'm still dabbling with the age-old version 6.0.

To the many of you who do read before posting - enjoy!
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The Suggester writes: Colouring in Photoshop by *Gold-Seven is one of the best digital coloring tutorials I have come across on devaintART. It is easily explained ,while at the same time accompanied with excellent illustrated examples that guide you in a professional way! ( Suggested by Veronica-Art and Featured by znow-white )
AoiKita Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I certainly like this....a more natural and relevant to an original sketch style is something I have wanted to work with. The hardest part for me is using my physical work as line art without redoing it all digitally...
binny97 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
This is great! I've been looking to start coloring my sketches digitally, and this is exactly the style I was after. You explain everything very clearly as well. Well done!
Ami-bot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...! I just learned more about color in the few minutes it took to read this then I have from a month of some youtube videos i've seen. This is great, and that picture it great too!
spacecookiejr Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice! Thanks. It was very helpful. :D
faniatejeda Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!!! thanks for sharing this!!Hug 
SKARRed4life Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great stuff Cheers ;)
fleetingecstasy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
really enjoyed this...
and a chance to learn German whilst using pshop.
some of the more difficult stuff that is skimmed over in other tutorials is in here.
nabilaclydea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial. I think this is helpful
tais-fernandesc Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks a lot sharing! that tip of adding "colour layers" helped me A LOT :D
YANCHOTE Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thanks fot this tutorial!
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