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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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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
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