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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

How to light shaded images to print and colour


Hi crafters, Elena F here today sharing with you how you can edit shaded images.

Usually we use black lines images to colour but are there so many beautiful shaded ones ready to colour.

What is the difference between both???.....well as the name says, shaded ones are ready prepared to print them WITH SHADOWS.

I´m going to show you how you can edit them in a few steps to print them lightly if you don´t like darker ones.
I always use Photoshop to edit my images and as it is in Spanish, I'm putting the steps written above each image.

Step 1
Open the desired image. Mine is this beauty called "Blossoming" by new artist Emily Luella


Step 2
Go to Image ->  Settings ->  and go to Selective Correction:


Step 3
Choose from the drop down selection only NEUTRAL GRAYS and turn down the BLACKs to get a ligthter image:


Step 4 ( this step is completely OPTIONAL)
I like to keep the focus on the eyes of the faces I´m colouring so the eyes are something I like to keep more contrasted. To do this we will do: Select our eyes with the lasso tool:


Step 5 ( this step is completely OPTIONAL)
When both eyes are selected go to -> Selection  -> Edge perfection 


Step 6 ( this step is completely OPTIONAL)
Adjust the edge of the eyes to get a faded section on them and avoid leaving a contrasting contour line in the selection. I left in around 14 pixels but you can be guided by the preview image.


Step 7 ( this step is completely OPTIONAL)
Without unselect...........Go to -> Selection  ->Inverse   
Soooo....you´ve got EVERY surface of the picture selected EXCEPT the eyes.


Step 8
REPEAT  Step 2
Go to Image ->  Settings ->  and go to Selective Correction:
REPEAT Step 3
Choose from the drop down selection only NEUTRAL GRAYS and turn down the BLACKs to get a lighter image:
notes that the eyes are not going to plead and will remain in its intensity


Step 9
In the same window from Selective Correction, 
Choose from the drop down selection only BLACKs and turn UP the BLACKs to get more pronounced contour lines :


Done
Here you´ve got BOTH versions on the same image to compare
You´ve got the "original one" and this second one almost shadowless but keeping the lines of the contour contrasted. Ready to colour BOTH but you choose what you prefer.



Is all today. Hope have been helpful.
Keep popping by; Is ready another tutorial on how you can colour those versions on this image.
Thanks for stopping by.

3 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, Elena! Thank you!

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  2. wow, I don't have photoshop, but loved the tutorial anyway, thanks!

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  3. love this in depth tutorial Elena x

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