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Start-to-Finish Tutorial: Part 2 Shading by Jotaku Start-to-Finish Tutorial: Part 2 Shading by Jotaku
This is part two of a complete step-by-step, start-to-finish tutorial of how I did the image below. Part One of the Tutorial is in the middle, Part Three is on the right:


Part o2: Shading

*This tutorial is primarily for PaintTool SAI

*My four main brushes and settings: [link]
I used the pen tool (though at size 4) for the lineart, the brush tool for the sketch and coloring, and the brush and water tools for blending purposes.

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If you have any questions at all, totally feel free to ask me anything!
Also the little cheeb next to Jotaku is Del and belongs to ~fetalstar

Edit: Step by step tutorial on how I did frame one: [link]
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SweetMonstar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
were's blending mode?
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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SweetMonstar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
it says mode but it doesnt have the same thing
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SAI has like 2840930932 different versions out there unfortunately, and not all of them have the same tools.
On some versions it's called Shade.  Some don't even have it--in which case your closest option to what I use is Multiply.
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SweetMonstar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist

thanxz Hug 

 

thats alot of versions Sweating a little... 

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Scorched-FoxFire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't seem to have the %oA%oe on my blending mode drop down... What are your other blending modes?

I have normal, Multiply, screen, overlay, Luminosity, Shade, Lumi and shade, Binary color. Whatever mode you don't have on mine should be the %oA%oe equivalent. :P if that makes sense...............
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry this is such a late reply (I don't check dA often oops!)
But my weird mode is the equivalent of Shade on yours!
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Scorched-FoxFire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh alrightly thank you!
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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It helps a lot > <
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pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to ask! I have an spanish version of paint tool sai and I very lost u_u I mean, I can't find the layer clip and I don't know what do you mean with putting the fringe to 2. Is that possible to show me an image of your PTS with this things? English is not my native language, sorry
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Meguja Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh... This tutorial is really helpful!!! >.<
I was working with SAI for some time but I always had a problem with hair... this helps me a lot.... though now hairs doesn't looks so good with body colors....hmmmm.... >.<
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phobialia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The way you do the hair is really lovely!
Thanks for the tip (:
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Aaron-Mayhem Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You amazing person you, I love your tutorials but I have one problem. Sai doesnt have this setting that your saying to use. T_T
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Jotaku Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Unfortunately not all of them do. :c
In that case you can use Multiply--but you will have to pick more bolder colors instead of something neutral to get the same shading effect.
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MightyMelleR Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
awesome tut! Thanks!
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woah-jam Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   General Artist
really good tut, i hope its the one that will help me finally color good... ohhh.
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
What version of sai do you have? I can't seem to find the 'opacity lock' thing anywhere...
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There should be something like it... I believe there are, like, three options below the blend mood drop-down. Whichever one has to deal with opacity? Sorry, I dunno what it is exactly, but it's there, just under a different name. :c
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
hummm, I can't find it XD
That's okay.
...wait...would it be the 'keep opacity' check box under the blending persistence and dilution bars?
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Probably! :'o Draw something, click that, and try to scribble all over the page with a different color. If it only stays over what you've already drawn, you've found it!
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
haha, alas, it didn't XD
but clipping group does that....
hummmmm interesting... XD
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Clipping group should be, where, like, if you draw something, then make a new layer, then set it to clipping group, it will only color what's underneath it. That's what it's called on Photoshop and it does the same thing as layer clip on my SAI.
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
hum... so the opacity lock still eludes me... XD
oh well, I guess I'll manage XD (I'll keep googling and looking though )
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You could screen cap it for me and I might be able to point it out? :'o
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RamuGami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is really helpful. Thanks a bunch :)
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! <3 <3
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blackXXraine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks ! :) just curious
how many layers did you use for the tones and base layers?
and such.
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ugh, jeez, I don't have it saved in layer format. Maybe around, like, 8 or so for the flats? I don't know, exactly. I just made sure each color didn't touch on the same layer.
Shading was all done one one layer, and.. Other than that, there's just the graphics layer in the back and a couple effects layers like my overlay or highlights layers.
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blackXXraine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! >w<
How did you get the shading to not overlap or was it the same color on the .. multiply-like .. layer?

Sorry for all the questions ! ><
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used one color for all the shading; this one right here --> [link]
The nice thing about that multiply-like layer, is that it sorta darkens and combines the color you use for the shading and the color beneath it. This way you can have all the shading have the same tint, while also still being a darker version of whatever is beneath it. C:
(Hope that makes sense!)
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blackXXraine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yea it does ! :)
I have Photoshop and tried doing that multiply thing with photoshop but it gets really sensitive with the blending so i get these awkward rings if i don't blend/ blur perfectly. >< ;;;;

Thanks again!
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blackXXraine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks ! :) just curious
how many layers did you use for the tones and base layers?
and such.
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processofwinter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this! I'm a complete noob with Sai and with digital colouring, and I love your style, so maybe I'll take a stab at it using this as a guideline. :hug:
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I really hope it can help you out! :'D <3
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Momokoi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
change mode to %a%e... mmm do you need a proper version of sai ? cause i don't have that % stuff :D btw really great tut :D instant fave
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, I have a portable version. XD It's the one like Multiply, though, so... I figure anyone with a brain could dick around until they got the right one!
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Darkcat13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesomeness
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averoxot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
-wriggles fingers- oobliboop.
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VernCode Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
KSDLDKLSAJDLKSAJDKASDJAS THIS IS a Great tutorial !!! thank you :iconholyshitohmygodplz:
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Jotaku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! ; uuu; <3 <3 <3
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