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Anime Style colouring Tutorial by kuro-mai Anime Style colouring Tutorial by kuro-mai
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A lot of people asked me how to draw like anime/cell shading.

So I try to make a tutorial of how I do (it's not official lol everybody do it in a different way I guess) but I wanted to share this.

This is a PAINT TOOL SAI tutorial. It may be used in photoshop, but not the bluring effect, because the blur tool in photoshop is very different.

Thanks to Mukuro sama who helped me a lot lol

Hope it can help

Also english is not my native language, so it was hard to find the good words to explain. Forgive me if there is some grammar mistakes ^^

As you can see, it's very simple ^^

EDIT : a Little tips for linearts, if you shake or something, Draw your lines quickly with a quick movement from your hand. you can erase when it exceeds so do not hesitate .

Also play with the "STABILIZER" button (on the top menu bar). (I use 7 but With 15 or S-3 you will see the difference. I don't use beyond 7 otherwise it's too slow for me.
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Rodo-Takosu Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
pardon me if this is weird to say but i love you for making this i need this ALOT

 but one question; will i need photoshop in order to get the "extras" effects? I used to use gimp 2 but it failed on me :/
kuro-mai Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well tbh i don't use it anymore, i keep it simple without textures or any filters now. but as long as your program have "layers" and "layers mode" i think yes? (i don't know gimp at all tho)
Rodo-Takosu Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
LaughButts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWW YEhhhhhhhhh
Adeacia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to create this wonderful tutorial :)
Nanamura123 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wish Sai was free. I'm stuck with Gimp...
TrivialJohn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ftouma-trix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you use tablet or mouse?
Shiroen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to bother you again, and I'm really trying,
but I tried using all your settings for lineart and lowered opacity of my sketch, however the lineart look INVISBLE to me, like a thin string and hardly visible. (1px.) So I use 20px and you can see it more? (Using A4 size) . I also get the feeling that my lineart looks worse than my own sketch. So most of the time, I give up on lineart and use the sketch with a few cleanups. Any advice to what to do or should I change something?
kuro-mai Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh it depends of the size of your drawing inside your canva. if it's A4 with just a headshot that takes all the page, of course, 20px is okay, if it's a full
scenery with tinny details, 2 or 3 px will be better. just use what you're the most comfortable with. personally i rarely look at my brush size anymore ^^

for the clean linearts, i have no idea, if you make clean strokes, then it's fine, if your sketches are clean enough, then keep it (i do that too sometimes)
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