Question about coloring sketches
Hello everyone! How are you? I hope everything is fine. Well....here is a question: What is the best way to color black sketches? Can you write a little tutorial, please? Thanks for attention and sorry for mistakes in my English.
Welcome to here Alhelor. I believe you may be our first member from your country. Not sure what you're asking. Are you talking about sketches you've made on paper?
If you have a drawing of black lines, then you choose 'tint' from the layer blend modes, and paint under it
If you have metallic paints they won't show up as metallic - the top layer will hide the lighting effects.
The other way is to open the sketch/lineart in another program (GIMP, paintNET, photoshop etc) and select the white by colour, and delete it to get a transparent image with only the sketch lines. This is probably the best way.
Ok! I think i got it. I need to work with layers. Thanks for answers and for examples
For a scanned black-and-white sketch, I generally make it the top layer and set its blend mode to "Shadow", which renders its white areas transparent.
Oh REALLY? So that's what it does. Thank you!
Originally Posted by jope