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Tutorial Manga, Photoshop, Coloring ----:::{Mangaka}:::---

Discussion in 'Art 101' started by Mangaka, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Mangaka

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    Hello everyone, I am new here and, finally the narutofan forum is up, anyway who am I ,, is not a big deal,, I kid that is in the age of 17 and loves to have the name as Mangaka in manga forums heheh ^_^ maybe my name says it all,, I am a mangaka on my spare time, I work for a magazine called kitsune,mangazine,, anyway, apart from the manga drawing, I am deeply intressted in coloring,, and trough the years that I have been drawing an coloring,, I haven't found one desent, tutorial that helped me a bit :eek: but thats life,,, everybody knows these easey ways ,, that can make a picture look all beautiful,, but ether nobody takes the time or the just don't want to share and show other how to color,,, I am a big fan of paintpixel, that colors some naruto chapters,, But my biggest hero is Huyng Tae Kim,, the creator of the game magana carta,, ,, anyway one day I decided that I wont be like everybody els I will show everyone my skills and if they like how I do it I will do everything to learn people that want to learn how to color my way,, and after some time, they can go on there onw way and make own coloring teachnics,, Soo I have done a tutorial, and I don't say that this,, will make you professionals, or anything , but it will give you a hint

    before you start with the tutorial take a look at some pictures >I have colored in the past, and tell me what you think^_^

    Naruto page

    Choji

    Naruto


    Sasuke


    after the tutorial,, you will with some practise, be abble after a month or two , to color the same way ^_^
     
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  2. demon-wind-ninja

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    whaoH!!!!!! sadly i can't do these tutorials =( but man do you have skills!!
     
  3. Haroso24

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    wow, that sasuke pic is amazing, just how I pictured it in my mind.
     
  4. Mangaka

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    And here is the tutorial,, huray heheh ^^ :rolleyes:


    Step One: Open the file in photoshop 7.0 and make sure that the Image is in RGB mode, IMAGE >MODE> RGB COLOR. Now, that we have made the Image in RGB color its, time to color the Image, but first lets make some layer,, When I first started with photoshop, I hardly ever used diffrent layer,, I didn?t know what good they were for. But now I know, and I think you guy?s will to ^^ anyway for this picture thar we have here (ginji) we only need 4 layers, 1 for the skin color 2 for the hair 3 for the eyes and 4 for the cloths, When we have done that I want you to create 4 sets, (what is sets?) I have marked on the Image the thing that create sets so don?t worry, when you have done that to, I want you to put one layer in each set,, by layer I mean the sink, hair, etc put them in each there set,, Why are we doing this,, well you will see why in the future, not so far away.


    When your done it should look something like this (look at the picture)





    Step Two: Lets colour the skin.....Click on the colour pallet,, and chose a nice colour, I chose,
    R:216 G:184 B:133 for the skin colour. You can try anything you like,, but I just gave you a tip witch one you should chose. After you have chosen the skin colour, the press on the skin layer and go to the ..Paint Bucket Tool.. Make shore its the skin layer you have selected.. Okay now spill the colour on the layer with the paint bucket. The Image will look like the colour pallet,, totally skin brown, but that okay,, that will be changed soon , Now go to the layer pallet,, the is a little window there,, It has the mode NORMAL,, what you will do is,, change that mode to MULTIPLY ,, when you have done that the Image should look something like this ? look at the picture ---





    Step Three: now what I want you to do is , to erase all the arias that aren?t suppose to have the colour of the skin,, cloths hair ,background etc,, I usually use the magic want to do that I mark the place that aren?t skin and then press ctrl, alt and X,, when your done the Image should look like this ,,, Oh and remember make shore that it is the skin layer you have marked or otherwise you will erase the image...


     
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  5. mow

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    dude!!! thats some terrific work !!MORE PLEASE!!
     
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    Step Four: I am a person that always does the skin first. What I want you to do now is to create a layer in the ??skin set?? and name it **skin tone**. Now lets do the shading ^^
    First go and pick a darker skin colour, for the tone, just something darker than the foreground skin colour,, but not to dark, Okay,, Now click on the ??brush tool?? after that,, I want you to go to the top right corner of the screen and press on the thing where it stands !Brushes!
    When you have done that a window will appear, look at the Image and select !shape dynamic! And !Wet Edges! When you are done with this I want you to make the skin tone layer from NORMAL mode to,, DARKER mode , and when that is done, start colouring the parts where you think the light doesn?t hit and it appears shadow, When I was done it looked something like this,,

    nothing much but it is suppose to look like that in the beginning :p anyway when you have done the first shadow,, then its time for the next one,, make the same thing again,, and this pick a skin tone that is darker than the previous one ,, when you are done with this it will look something like this

    forgot to tell you,, change the DARKER mode into,, MULTIPLY .. Keep on doing this, I mean the skin toning , take a darker picture and colour the areas where the skin is darker,, I have 4 different types of skin tones,, I suggest you do the same,, when your done,, it will look something like this I made a little brightness and contrast too,, cause it was to dark,, if it becomes to dark I mean the skin tone, then I suggest you do the same,, go to Image adjustments and  brightness and contrast





    Step Five,, lets make the skin shine a bit,, But first merge the two skin layers, into one,, when the merge is done, the skin will look out of order, and all over the face,, but don?t worry just change the layers mode from normal into multiply again , and the problem should be fixed

    this is my favourite technique, it give the Image a glow effect and makes it kind of cool,, and man it is so simple to do , pick the brush, and now go back to the foreground skin layer ps: shoes the same colour that you had on the forground skin layer cause its important that it is the exact same one to find that exact skin color is easy just press the ???eyedropper tool??? ,, Read what I have written on the image

    ,,, okay when you have I want you to take the brush and brush on the places where you think the light will hit the most and keep on brushing ,,on that spot,, until you find that the spot is starting to glow a bit.. when your done,, it can look like this doesn?t have to but might as well be like this ^_^


    EYES
    Step Six: I think we are done with the skin,, the hard part is over ^_^ lets go to the eyes, Roll down the skin set and roll up the eyes set. The eyes can be really easy and really hard to do,, but this time I can say its quite easy, go to the eye layer and pick a colour,, when you have got the colour you want then start colouring the eyes, don?t change the brush ore the opacity, flow,, ore the linear dodge mode for that matter ether,, just brush until you can hardly see the eyes, when you are done,, change the layer mode, from NORMAL to COLOR ,,, the eyes should look something like this now,,006

    thanks to the artist we didn?t have to do any effects to make them look nicer,, the artist has made it easy for us,, hihihi





    Step Seven: Lets do the hair now ^_^ Pick a colour,, and now change the brush flow and opacity to 100% again and the brush mode to Normal again,, make the layer to MULTIPLY and then start colouring, And in the same way we did with the skin,, make a new layer , and make it into MULTIPLY ,,and then chose a darker version of the ground colour,, after you have done that ,, merge the to layers,, and make the layer mode to multiply, again,,, after that,, we change the flow and opacity of the brush again to 23- 25 and make the mode into linear dodge, before we start brushing where the light part should be,, make shore that you have the same colour as the ground hair colour,, ^^ when you are done with the hair,, it can look something like this




    Step Eight: The final has come,, the cloths are the last part,,, I really cant say any more,, here cause I think you should fallow what I have said in the privies steps and use the same technique here,, make layer,, for different shadows and then use the linear dodge,, to make the parts more shine and give the Image some taste ^^,, I really hope I helped you guys, with my tutorial,, everything I know here took me some time to learn, I sat hour after hour, and tried all brushes,, and now I am here teaching you guy?s,, giving you a shortcut that wasn?t given to me but should have been ,, anyway I say thank you for me It was fun doing this I hope you liked it and that you will use this technique and evolve to something more powerful, ^_~



    Here is how the finished work can turn out ^_^

     
  7. Mangaka

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    You guy's liked them O_o,,, My friends don't even understand what I am doing,, they are no mangafans thats for shore,, but I am glad you guys liked them :eek:

    I'll post some more,, if you guy's wanna see


    here are some oldies

    when I first started coloring

    Naruto,, chapter 200

    Naruto's first kage bunshin

    Naruto X Sasuke

    Sasuke

    Shikamaru

    This one is a fanart, I have drawn and colored this one

    Sasuke , fanart
     
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    Nice even I'm gonna try to do this and I've never attempted anything like it before.
     
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    mangaka you rock man! why dont you post some of your mangas? id love to see some
     
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    My hiashi on my sig is going to look hot after this tutorial .....hopefully
     
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    hmm thnx this will be helpful :)
    a good tutorial for colorin in photoshop *goes off to use some of it* <33 :p
     
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    u are a god in coloring maybe better than mirage =)
     
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    You definately are a god at this, awesome work!
     
  14. Mangaka

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    Heroso24,,, really you have never,, !!! well then I am glad to be your first :D

    Moe--- Well I would like to ,, but my manga is licensed, But I can show some pictures, for you guy's to give you hint what it looks like,, and if it really is worth licensing :p

    korican04--- O_O yess do so color that picture it will look so cool,, but one tip clean is up first,, cause when you make the layer multiply then then background layer will always shine trough,, if know what I am mean !!

    Deadmon--- I am glad you don,, hehe I love you avatar

    lilfreak11--- I hope it does good luck

    JunHoJai -- Thank you :) , who is Mirage

    Kaguya--- I am glad you liked it and the rest of you guy's to, I hope it helps the tutorial and all,, oh yeah and one more thing,, the firts picture that you colored with this tutorial,, would you mind posting it here I would love to see it ,, please do so..
     
  15. Mangaka

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    This is the request that Moe asked,, I was thinking of posting some of my own art,, give me hint what you think,, would this be a manga that you would like to read ?? and so on


    My manga is called one shot, and this is a wallpaper of to of my characters,, its kind a dark picture but anyway,, the kanji in the mitle is my name in japanes :p
    Wallpaper-One Shot


    a nother character,, that has the role as god of wind !!
    Wind

    Niw this picture is my main character,, but its so damn old,, the photoshop is crap and the hair is to big,, but I will show it anyway,, to prove that no mangaka is that good in the begining :pMain Character

    Thats it,, I have got some more but i will wait before I post them,, wanna see what your guy's reactions are, on these one's
     
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    if i may ask could i use some of your art )maybe in the future 4 some sig,s or wallpapers....
    if not, its fine
     
  17. Mangaka

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    The pictures I post here, are allrigth to do , whatever you want with,, just don't claim they are your that you have drawn them ,, then its okay.,, I think it would be awsome,, if you ever do anything with them then please , show them to me ^_^

    btw these are not my best,, I will post them in a sec,, my favorits ^_^
     
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    dude you are THE MAN!!! those are some serious ass kicking works!
    POST MORE!! I CANT GET ENOUGH!
     
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    heheh I am glad you like them that much,, alright I will now show my favorites and maybe my best ones so far

    My main Character,, Yume


    King Omega

    God of Water



    God Of fire,
     
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    *drool* im in loss of words. where can I buy your manga from!
     
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    well the first issue isn't out yet,, but it will be, and it is in a mangazine ,, like shonen jump,, but my magazine is called , kitsune ,, there homepage is The Tenten FC: Watch Out for the Rain of Steel ;) you like it huh
     
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    hell yeah i like it!! i love it! I want to be a manga ka but my art isnt that great, im still going to practice everyday and in a couple of years Im sure with enough training ill be good. I have about 6 manga scripts and ideas that I want to work on. at the moment all im doing is working on the story
     
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    Well if you ask me,, thats a great start, the manga can look like shit and still be verry popular, the story is everything ;) I am very young to be a mangaka if you ask me,, but I have worked hard to get where I am,,, to be exackt 5 hours a day,, its my everything ^_^ Become good then I will look it up and if you are up for the jobb I just might ask My boss to give you a jobb ,,
     
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    very true, the story is what makes or breaks the manga. wow your only 17!! your really talented, wish you the best of success in all your work man :D
    Making manag is the best damn job in the whole wide world, nothing can beat it :cool: . Thanks for the offer! i really appreciate it, in 3-4 years my work will probabily be at a decent level
     
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    dud this is amezing!!!!!!!!!! great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks! I am glad you liked my art ^_^
     
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    ohhh man if i could draw like that i had done my on manga ^^ oi why dont u try that dude, u got the skills ;)
     
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    I thought I already said that,, I am doing my own manga,, It is getting published, in a magazine called the kitsune magazine.
     
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    Damn you are great!! Are u in some kind of Comic school? I've heard that there exist some in sweden... I really wanna draw like that :D
     
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    son of a bitch copied my water character's tear drop tattoo!!!:mad: i'll change it then since no one is gonna believe me. anyways, if ur a mangaka, then join Link removed and also, love the tutorial. i have been waiting for something like this. i am also interested in coloring my own characters. i want to color the ways of the naruto issues by inane, think u can help me on that?
     
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