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Well, here's my tutorial about how to draw pictures like mine. I hope it will be understandable enough. I couldn't spend too much time explaining all the details, so I'm going to suppose you know a bit about how photoshop works.

I know the tools in this tutorial are in Spanish. I don't have the English version of photoshop. So I hope you'll be able to locate the correct tools by the shape of the box.

The character in this tutorial is Bunnie Rabbot, from the old Sonic TV series.
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RaidMinerS97 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
This will come handy.
THX
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ChaoticCinder Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just curious...
Are you spanish?
I only ask...


That's an spanish photoshop (photoshop in spanish idiom)
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Yes, I live in Spain.
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ChaoticCinder Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you talk spanish?


I'm 100% spanish...
And I can say...
WHAT I LOVE YOUR ART!!!



Un momento
¿Porque hablo en ingles?
Bah, ya lo sabre.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I would rather not talk in Spanish on this website.
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ChaoticCinder Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I talk in two idioms specially for my friends.
I have some spnish friends...


Sometimes, I prefer talk in english, I don't know ther eason, but I feel good.
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TheFictionWriter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, time to torrent CS5! XD
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I'm still using Photoshop CS. But I'm sure you could even do this in earlier versions.
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akeena2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
how do you get photoshop?
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I mean the magic wad. ugh.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Yes, all Photoshop versions have that tool. It should be located in the same button the rectangle selection tool is.
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ok i need to find it.
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EmoberryStudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't have that tool of brush
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kwhittski Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
What paintshop is that?
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Humble-Pai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When i make a line the brush seems to only want to snap vertically or horizontally
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
The shift button will draw vertical or horizontal lines if you drag the mouse. But if you just click the mouse while holding shift, it will draw straight lines in any direction.
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Humble-Pai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank You
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this an interesting read. Some aspects were variations on approaches I already knew about (for example, a similar shading result can be achieved by using opaque shades of grey on a multiply layer). Others I hadn't noticed before (such as putting stress lines in fabric).

The most interesting part would have to be the fur texturing approach. I think it's possible to implement it algorithmically, so you might be able to write some ActionScript code to do it. Even if the results do turn out to be too slow to be practical, it would still make for an interesting programming exercise.

Unfortunately, I don't know enough about ActionScript to pull off anything interactive just yet, so it's off to the help files for me.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
The coloring method here is oneI made up on my own. So if you noticed any similarities or differences to other coloring methods, it's probably because I got some of my techniques right while other ones are not so popular.

It would be nice if I could program textures into a picture, but that's far beyond any possibilities. Photoshop doesn't allow other programs to insert algorithms into it, and Actionscript is a pretty bad language for serious programming.

Even if it was possible, it's extremely complicated for any program to detect where the fur should be facing on each part of the character, or even which parts should have fur at all, or even if there is a character there. Our human intelligence far surpasses artificial intelligence when it comes to recognizing shapes in images.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, regarding orientation of the fur, that could be handled by using a curved 2D grid. In the case of an arm, use curves running along the length of it and running across it. The latter would be giving the curvature. I think you can see where this is going now.

For a fully procedural texturing approach to graphics, it might indeed be easier to make a whole new program from scratch.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
The program might be able to color the fur based on the orientation of the lines. But that would only work if everything was in 2 dimensions, where depth doesn't exist.

It's really a lot easier to just draw the fur myself. I don't have the time, interest or maybe even the ability to make such a complex program to do that. Maybe you're an expert programmer who knows how to do it more easily, but I just can't think of a way.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can, however, change the distance between the offsets so they're more frequent near the ends of the curves which serve as a horizontal axis for the pattern, mimicking what happens with perspective.

I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I have managed to write a basic raytracer.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Well, if you think it's worth the time, give it a try. I don't think I could gain more than I lose by making such a program.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll consider it research into procedural texturing.
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edsworth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
just a question... are you going to make more flash animations? because i think all of the ones so far are...EXELENT!!!!!
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vladplasmes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   General Artist
this culd actually be useful for me...if i can get everything figured you . ^^;
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TronHoward Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
2theresq+sidecike was colerd using this metherdh ttp://tronhoward.deviantart.com/
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TronHoward Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
going to use this one 1 of my dray ings
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Sly-Spy-Cooper Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
this was helpful but I only had one thing to actually do in photoshop but it didn't turn out very good so I decided not to post it and redo it over a week or two to try and fix it
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rumpelteaser Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
thanks for showing us ^^ I aprecieate your works
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Veiwtiful Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
this is very helpful I will learn from this and do digital artwork soon.
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MrEmerik2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I don't have Photoshop
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Hailo95100 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
;3; I've been looking for a way to color a certain sketch for a long time. This was perfect, though my Photoshop sucks and I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the lines. They just thickened instead of disappearing.
XD Still, it was fairly easy to understand! :clap:
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
When you're erasing the lines, make sure that only the lines are selected. Then use the blur tool on full intensity (100%). Make sure you're using the blur tool and not something else, the button has a little drop symbol on it.
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Schebal Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
this does work, however, I think you should increase the pixels per inch to about 300, and increase the image size to at least 5x5, because you've got some aliasing going on around your edges. Otherwise, this is a fairly effective way of getting things colored in. However, I'd suggest using the pen tool, in stead, and giving it a fill and a stroke. Kills two birds with one stone, that way, and it's a lot easier than using the pencil tool to outline an entire drawing :P

Oh, and the other thing you may want to consider, since you seem to be going for a stylized, or cartoony look, is your shading. In stead of doing gradients, use the pen tool and make a single shade of the color, use a small area around where the shadow would be with that one shade to make the shadow. It will look much better than a bajillion gradients :P
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
You can change the settings you see fit. This tutorial is just a description of how I draw my pictures. I think Photoshop made a disaster out of the pen tool, I could never control it. Flash does a better job at it.

I don't think my pictures have a cartoon look, they are supposed to look half realistic. I don't want to use solid shading. If that was the case, I'd color them in Flash.

I've been using this coloring method for two years. It might not be the best method, but you'll find it nearly impossible to get me to change my style. If you have a different method to color pictures, I invite you to make your own tutorial about it. Some people might be interested in hearing it.
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Schebal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
lol understandable. I meant no offense, it's just I've got quite a bit of experience with this stuff. And yeah, you can't really get a great shading effect without a tablet, to be honest. A decent one, at that. Overall, though, I'd still suggest working with a higher pixel rating :P you'll be much happier with them, I'm sure.
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Doom-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I am slightly disappointed you would say that. No, I don't believe a tablet is necessary to make high quality art. In fact I think the tablet is essentially useless, the most it can do is increase the speed of drawing a picture, but never the quality.

But I know my pictures aren't extremely good, the reason is because I'm not an artist. Don't blame the mouse on it. If you want to see a good mouse artist, check out *tailsrulz. He uses a mouse, or he used to.

An artist's skills belong to him, not to his tools.
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Derrysome Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This look great I don't know if I have fotoshop anyway.
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Groarman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tutorial Doom! Now I can attempt making a 3D picture! :)
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tpirman1982 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Sounds complicated
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