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Photoshop colouring tutorial by melleh Photoshop colouring tutorial by melleh
I decided to make a tutorial again! It's how I colour in Photoshop.

It might be a bit confusing with the magic wand tool, but I guarantee you, that step makes colouring SO MUCH EASIER!

So yes, I hope you guys get something out of this tutorial :3

And the lion is Nala, and i'll post the full pic of her sometime soon...once I figure out what BG to slap on.

Nala Disney
Tutorial ME
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Sunnyluchs Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, this is so helpful!
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BLUE-ECHO-23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
thanks for the tips :)
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thetrueCrystalVixen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is really simple to do XD why'd take me so long to figure this out XD
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rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazingly helpful thanks for making this :hug:
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mima139 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but how did u get the color for the lines
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:iconlucelic:
lucelic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artist
it won't work ;n; :(
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Burriloom Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
Inverse? INVERSE!? I could've saved 4 hours for all the drawings I drew without INVERSE.
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cushfish Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg thankyou for teaching me what the magic wand was for... and how to recolour the lines /shot
: D
-hugs-
very useful (and nice + simple) tutorial <3
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XxEclipsedWolfxX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I followed the steps but after I've done the magic tool it won't let me colour on the colour layer? Sorry if I'm being dumb haha XD
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IrkinExperiment995 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I found out that if you use the tool on the inside of the lines, then it workd :D
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:iconlucelic:
lucelic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artist
even that still doesn't work for me ;n;
I've tried everything...
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optical-jackson Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Was. A lifesaver. *gives you the internets*
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rikkunikay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Great! i am really gonna use this ^^
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icanseeyou0-0 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
thank you soo much! the only problem i had with this was using the magic wand.. i coloured using the fill bucket so it coloured the whole thing that colour TT^TT
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Potkanka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Thank you so much! The third step was exactly what I needed! Things should be so much easier now... :D
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rielgh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi i like the tutorial but my hand is so unsteady when i try draw the lines around the stetch is there anything i can do about it?
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melleh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
When you're drawing, try moving quickly rather than slowly, quicker strokes make the lines smoother.
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:iconrielgh:
rielgh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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Moon-Lostwolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Then i seleting outside its coloring outside :(
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Asrath Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student General Artist
when I do it that way my lineart gets grainy >_> how do you get around that?
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FernGaze Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style in drawing this. Thanks for putting this up!
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Chirko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
do you think this could work the same in Photoshop Elements 6?
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:iconmelleh:
melleh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Not too sure, it might, just have to try and see (:
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:iconchirko:
Chirko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
never mind, it totally does!! xD
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raimai101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
OMG! you have done the impossible... made a tutorial make sense!! Thanks! :wh00p:
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TeapotMysteries Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
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FatAsMatt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice but the head looks too small. :/
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QueenObvious Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
very nice and very helpful=] i have a question though, do u freehand all your lineart? With a tablet maybe?
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melleh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
I use a mixture of freehand and the pen tool :) Glad you find the tute helpful!
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QueenObvious Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
ok thank you so much =]
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thegendra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
thanks a billion, I really needed this! :D :D :D
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pigmejskipuszek Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you, I love you, I love you! :tighthug:
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Lulu-Lomaki Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
You cant imagine how helping this was!!! Thanks thanks thanks)
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HopkinsZay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
This helped me so much you don't even understand how grateful i am :tears:

THANK YOU :D
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StephaniaArts Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
i did everything as u said with the magic wand tool, but when i try to color on the color base layer, color comes only on the lineart! plz help!
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novedlove Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
thanks for the help! ill be using the magic wand too very soon, i always wondered how to use it ^^
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FallChan-ish-love Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
im....how do yuu outline the picture?
i tried it looks awful._.
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haseosauragurl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
omg, thank you sooo much! this was uncredibly helpful!!! :heart:
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Monster-fanatic9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
oohh!! I love it... and I love you (?) XD

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you very much...

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o0Wolf-Spirit0o Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Thanks so much for this, it's so made sense, Best tutorial I've seen all day ^^ :clap:
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Kagura-Roseh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Ah, thank you! This helped so much!!
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bonitalatina45 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
very helpful! just one question, will this still work if you add the shading before you change the outline color?
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melleh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Definitely, in fact it works better because then you can pick a colour that's darker than the shading, so the outlines show up.
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bonitalatina45 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
ok good. because ive had this problem in the past and i dont know why. I have the whole outline( already in color) on one layer and a different layer for each part of the character (eyes, etc.) below it. so then i make a new layer below the outline but above the color and when i use the soft round brush which gives it a nice soft look for shading, it changes the color of my outline, but the outline layer is locked. like for simba it makes the outline really orangey and it sticks out because its really orange next to the dark of the shadow. so i hope your method works!
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MissShowJumper Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love you XD you have saved me so much time and effort :D
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Karhole Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Helpful, I'll use it ^^
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Twilightmia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
uh I got a little quastion what if the lines are on the background? Do I have to duplicate the layer?
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melleh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Do you mean if you did the lineart on the background layer? In which case...I'm not sure what to do about that, sorry D:
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Twilightmia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
it's ok my friend helped me with it
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veelafleur Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
simple and short, very good; most tutorials are so long i can't be bothered to read them all over...but this is nice and helps a lot, thank you very much ^^
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