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How do you color your art?
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:43:48 pm »
How do you color your art?
For digital artists do you use the selection tool or color in the lines or what?
For traditional artists what type of things do you use to color?

I'm a digital artist so I color all of it one solid color and put clipping layers above it then add the color of said thing on those layers
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 03:47:05 pm »
When I do digital, the program I use doesn't have some kinda fill tool so I'll just fill in the lines manually.
Traditional, just colored pencils.
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 03:47:35 pm »
I select the outside of the lines, increment the selection by 2 px, clean up any sharp corners, and then invert it. Then I color the whole selection one color on a layer underneath, preserve the opacity, and then color in the true colors. I shade and highlight and color the lines all on different layers with multiply, overlay, and luminosity mostly. But I love to try new stuff, so that's only sometimes.
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 03:51:37 pm »
i just use the selection tool and color in. //shrugs
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 03:53:26 pm »
I make sure the lines are on a transparent layer then I make a new layer underneath and color it in by hand inside the lines like a colouring book. I've never found another method that works with the program's I use
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 03:59:34 pm »
When I'm feeling lazy or have thick or hard lines I just use the selection tool. Select the outside, fill in what it doesn't get with the select pen then invert, color the piece with a single color then make plenty of clipping layers to lay down other colors. I like to do markings on the main base though using the brush tool to get a little blended more natural looking markings.
When I use softer or sketchy lines I just color in the lines to get more of a seamless look when done^^
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 05:10:25 pm »
Yeah, I pretty much do the same as everyone else.  I select outside the lines with the magic wand (or if the lines don't allow this I just color it in myself), invert it, then I fill it in with a base color and make sure it's in the lines.  After that, I use clipping groups on top. 
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Re: How do you color your art?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 06:39:28 pm »
For traditional stuff, which is what I mostly do, I don't color anything. Period. I don't know why, I just hate coloring any of my traditional drawings.

For digital stuff, I make a layer underneath my lines layer, and then color everything by hand with a mouse (for now, unless I ever get to used to the tablet). I didn't even know there was a magic fill-in tool for some programs, I'll have to look into that.
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