Coloring With Photoshop: From Sketch to Fully Colored Illustration

Noel N., Keep on Creating!

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10 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Class Preview

      1:28
    • 2. Image Preparation

      4:29
    • 3. Transfer Drawing

      3:58
    • 4. Base Colors

      5:56
    • 5. Shadows and Highlights

      4:55
    • 6. Colored Outlines

      3:39
    • 7. Inserting New Drawings

      5:30
    • 8. Extra Elements

      2:43
    • 9. Adding a Background Image

      2:21
    • 10. Finishing Up

      1:16

Project Description

Sketch a Character and Bring it to Life in Photoshop!

ASSIGNMENT

 Put your new skills to the test!  Design a character or use the designs I have attached at the bottom of the page and transform it into a fully colored illustration with Photoshop.  

 With the attached example drawings, feel free to make adjustments, add new elements, or combine them with your own designs.

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 If you need inspiration for the design, I have simple drawing tutorials available on Youtube.

Draw with NONU : Youtube Channel

Dancing Dog Tutorial on Youtube

MATERIALS

Traditional tools: Pencil, Pen, Paper, Eraser

Digital Tools: Scanner, Photoshop

DELIVERABLES

 Share your digitally colored character in the class project gallery!

 A completed project consists of 5 elements:

  • A minimum of 1 drawing consisting of a character or object
  • Base fill colors
  • Colored outlines
  • Shadows and highlights
  • A background image

 As an added challenge, try to present a narrative, or simple story, in a single image.

Don’t forget to support your fellow artists by posting in the Skillshare Project Gallery, comment on each other’s work, and leave constructive criticism. By observing and communicating, you will grow as an artist.

Below is an example of the suggested work to be presented in the Class Gallery:

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 I’m excited to see what you can create!

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