Digital Illustration Basics: How to Color a Drawing in Photoshop

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

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8 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:12
    • 2. Choose Your Palette

      3:37
    • 3. Create a "Safe Base" Layer

      3:48
    • 4. Paint Your Foundation Colors

      2:57
    • 5. Add Shadows

      2:24
    • 6. Add Highlights

      3:25
    • 7. Add a Background Wash

      1:46
    • 8. Graduation

      0:30

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.