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  Tutorials Photoshop Color Management How to Color a Sketch

How to Color a Sketch

1. Open a black and white picture and put is on the top of layer box, choose mode: Multiply and lock it

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2. I have a pattern background and put it under layer 1

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3. Use soft round brush, opacity 50%, mode: Multiply to paint the shadow of the background . You don't need to make it perfectly, regularly is okay ^_^

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4. Paint the body of the girl: use soft round brush 100% . (Color #E5D0A4.). Paint all the body , after the painting , you use color #C49A65 to paint the shadow. And the color #B4672F for the dark in her body .You could paint the baby like her body , but you should put some red color to make it nature.

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5. Her hair is easy to paint . first , I painted it with the brown color, if you don't like brown , you can choose black or red or something like that . But I think brown color is suitable for the background . You use color #7C2F04 to paint her hair .Use the dodge tool to make it lighter , use hard round to make the light in her hair . after that , you choose soft brush , Mode overlay , opacity 50% and yellow color for the lines in her hair. It will make her hair like sun silk and make the picture has more effect .

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6. I painted her horn by deep red color and some line in this by staring red.

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7. Background, multiply all the background layers

Create a new layer ,soft brush 50% and choose the color #493E1E , #75652E or any dark color you like to paint the background. You don't need to paint it carefully, take it easy , make the colors mix each other. I used some dark green in the top of background and the saffron in the end of background.

You create a new layer, choose mode overlay in layer box then use yellowish to make the light in stuff. I used the big soft brush to paint big piece of line , and use the hard brush to paint the line in background, that is like blood vessel.

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8. Paint the baby. Use yellowish and green and some red color to blend each other

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9. Pick the white color and use brush 100% to draw some line like...saliva ^_^

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This is my final result:

How to Color a Sketch

I offer you this soft brush to paint this picture easier.

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