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Basic Manga Colouring Tutorial by Amaretti Basic Manga Colouring Tutorial by Amaretti
Ok, I promised tutorials so here they are! X3

Advanced Manga Colouring Tutorial can be found here: [link]

These tutorials are zipped, so to download them you need to click the 'download' option from the menu on the left and extract them onto your computer.

This one is the basic tutorial that covers everything from what do with your image when you first open it in photoshop and right up to filling in the base colours. So this explains how to separate lineart from the background, how to use layers, how to best block in the base colours and lock their transparency in preparation for shading.

The advanced tutorial picks up where this one leaves off. So think of this as a tutorial in two halves.

These two tutorials are more of a walkthrough of how I work. With photoshop there are many different ways of doing the same thing, so this just explains my particular way of doing things, and I'm a lazy short-cutting bastard so I always use the easy method. XD
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juanito316ss Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really nice! I'm going to check it out! :D

BTW, I lol'd at the last line in the image. :lmao:
HoshizoraNoYoru Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist
WOA I loved your tutorials (I have read both, but didn't put them on practise yet), but I have a question: is there anything I can do to make my wacom work (the different pressure thing)with windows 7?
Because it's driving me mad!!
aviiko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if your problem is finished yet, but depending on your Wacom (which one is it) you may need to install a driver.
HoshizoraNoYoru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist
I already fixed it -well, nope, I borrowed my brother's laptop which has w8 hehe.

By the way, I learned a lot from your tutorials once I could use the tablet correctly n.n
aviiko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, wrong person. XD
Phantom717 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this helped me heaps!!!  Thank You Birthday Sign 
YummySprinkeLollipop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student
D = it is not owrking for me what do I do? D = do i click it ? I've clicked it D = a thousand times
FLCL-Elijah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im using cs6 and I cant get past the third step. Does anyone have any advice?
nalu777 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
well, all you have to do is press the delete button
tieflingwizard Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Where did you get the images used in your tutorials? Are they actual images from the manga?
Romanti Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
i'm using cs5 but i'm haivng problems on the first few steps (specifically the transparent part) any help/advice??
love-me-section Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
thanks a lot for this! it helped me a lot!!
581Gliese Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Sorry can't find the download link.
581Gliese Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Ok now I got it ;) Thanks
bfreeman0 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial, always wondered what was the point of lock transparency now I know. Will be trying this tonight :D
kalliniki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you very much!
It was very helpful...
hudalight Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you,
very helpful.
Toa-Drawing Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Esta chido man, se que es basico, pero te faltaron pasos y dejaste partes sin pintar pero se te agradece mucho, :D saludos
Bunniesovercats Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Am i th3 only on3 who cought th3 Paris hilton thing?
Eyecelphil Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nop! XD
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
damn it i see you dont answer comments... oh well I'll ask anyway... does this colouring works only with tabblet? because I don't have one, I use mouse... now I'll wait 3 years for an answer lol
Kaziline Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-hope you don't mind me awkwardly swooping in here-
you can definitely do this kind of coloring without a tablet. it might just take a bit longer, considering you don't have the pen pressure from a tablet to give you those nice pointy edges, and the difference in thickness with lineart.
you can get the same effect by just refining the tips, and adding onto lines with a smaller brush size. i hope that this helps
-wooshes away-
itz-Cindyrella Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
it helps a lot thank you! I always had that doubt, I feel like I can never cell or soft shade because of the tablet, now I think I'll give it a try, thanks for swooping! ^^
Kaoyux Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Hi, I'm writing to let you know that I featured your tutorial in my Art Features journal :pointr: [link]
Please consider adding it to your favorites. Thank you for your time and the work you did in creating your Turorial! ^o^
AmIGuilty Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
much appreciate :D
ALCHEMIST107 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
nic job bro
SasoriKun96 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
i hope this tutorial is helpful i will try it -tq ;)
darklife14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
GUY! THIS TUTORIAL IS AMAZING! I loved that, so thanks a lot X____X
corundumluster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
Koromaru-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get it so where do I hit delete from? I don't see it
Sara93Leo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can I do if Channels at 2 step can't be erased? I click the symbols but I think I forgot something :(
Gurren-Night Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen and following this tutorial from a month ago, but just have time to thank you today xD So, thank you very much for the tutorial! This helps me ALOT :hug:
tagoston16 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing. :D
rawank Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
we are looking for a comic artist if interested, kindly send me on
HanaAcodeva Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
useful!! *two thumbs up


lzanchin Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thank you for the tutorial!
MrKobsta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fuck the tutorial, i came for the sex tape.
Atomic-pizza Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
AH! SO USEFUL!!! Really, it's like, the other colouring tutorials I've seen require you to have a knowledge of Photoshop if you want to be able to understand the lingo and terminology simply decorating the tutorials! I really like that this tutorials is SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND. It's for complete nooby boobies like me and thank you so much!
Peppercookie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! It really helped me! (cause I suck at photoshop. : D)
tsukuyomi7076 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Artist
im a new member where can i colour
SMaRTeST-aRTiST Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
where do i download???
Kimera225 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tutorial :heart:
E-KIM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
... I would have downloaded it even WITHOUT number 3: [NOW INCLUDING PARIS HILTON'S SEX TAPE TO INCREASE DOWNLOADS.]
It gives me a laugh that you put that down though even though you don't mean it! THANK YOU FOR THE FILES!
Stephens1991 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
on step 3 how do i then stop the lines from blinking in the next stage?
dread-arisawa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
hey thanks for the tutorial , using unclean lineart made me frustate with shadow and light
jinuro Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
blackratart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, really helped me!
EntityChaos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
so uuhm were that tape lol
Iguana23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Hey there! After doing the load channel as selection bit (the circle with the dots), I find that the little moving dashes aren't leaving, even after locking the transparency on the main layer. What am I doing wrong or did I miss a step? Thank you in advance!
epicgrace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for these, I've been looking everywhere; your tutorial has been the best by far.
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