Digital Illustration Basics: How to Color a Drawing in Photoshop

Adams Eberwein, Illustrator, Musician, New Dad, Pineapple Lover

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8 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

      1:12
    • Choose Your Palette

      3:37
    • Create a "Safe Base" Layer

      3:48
    • Paint Your Foundation Colors

      2:57
    • Add Shadows

      2:24
    • Add Highlights

      3:25
    • Add a Background Wash

      1:46
    • Graduation

      0:30
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About This Class

Work side-by-side with illustrator Adams Eberwein as you learn a simple, flexible, and effective process for adding color to your favorite linework.

To begin, all you need is a basic black and white doodle, a digital paint program, and a drawing tablet. By the time you graduate from this brief class, you'll have a fully-colored illustration with a palette of your own design. 

54 of 54 students recommendSee All

Good for beginners. Short class of basics. Great points made.
Cassandra Hicks

Quick Chick Designs

Great tutorial. Gets to the point to what I wanted to learn about adding depth to my colouring.
Andrea Tan

Self-taught illustrator.

This is a technique I have been searching for. Adams explains it well giving a lot of precise information in a short amount of time. Easy to follow and good results quickly. I recommend this class to all beginning illustrators.

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Adams Eberwein

Illustrator, Musician, New Dad, Pineapple Lover

I'm always chipping away at some creative endeavor, whether it's playing music with my band, doing a photo shoot for a friend, editing a video for work, or drawing for myself.

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