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Follow along lineart: [link]

Special Effects Tutorial!: [link]
LineArt & SAI Tutorial: [link]

UPDATE 7/17/09: I added a shortcut to the "Alternate Method" for Preparing the Lineart (And elaborated on that a little bit) to the Table of Contents (The place where all the Red Buttons are in the beginning) This would most likely be targeted to people using Photoshop Elements, OpenCanvas---any Program that does not have the ability to split Channels.

I also added a section to change things back to RGB after the Lineart Preparation. This page is BEFORE the Flats, after the "Alternate Method". Thank you readers for reminding me to put it in :)

:) If this tutorial is helpful, please tell other people about it! :D

I finally finished it! The file is around 7 megabytes, but I hope it'll be worth the download! I kind of aimed it toward Beginners, but there's a lot of more "complicated" stuff in there too.

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys on your keyboard to flip through the pages, and then use the UP key to return to the table of Contents.

IF THE KEYS DON'T WORK then just click on the image first and THEN use the keys.


You can view the picture I used for the tutorial here :) [link]
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Given 2009-07-08
Wave's Coloring Tutorial by =suzuran is a very detailed, wonderfully presented tutorial that is sure to help many. ( Featured by LawrenceDeDark )
Natmonkey Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for creating and sharing this. It'll be sure to help me colour better!
"What we're going to do is separate the white from the black :)"


lol j/k
suzuran Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD haha, you are not the first person to make that joke!  
JXart Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AnimePainter332 Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally some tutorial that is decent

KentaRaikiri Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial was fantastic! Thank you so much! But, I have a problem. I'm trying to make colors fade out, like if someone was in a background, and you only wanted to show their face, not so much their body, and you kind of have their colors fade out into the would I do that? Would I use the masking part of this tutorial?

I'm not quite sure, but I really wanna know how to do this, as it's really important to my artwork....any tips? Or directions to give me so I can find someone who can teach me? Thank you so much!
This tutorial is extremely helpful. Thanks!
zeromythos5 Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ill try it on sai if it still works
Porkman1309 Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've just become an entry level graphic designer and coloring has always been a huge weakness of mine. I've been looking at tutorials in hopes to improve. Yours was very well put together and did a great job at scaring me even more about coloring >_<. I'll be sure to try some of these things out when I get a drawing tablet. Anyway, amazing job! I've been inspired to try a lot harder, that's for sure.
EmoRaverGirl Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooooo helpful thank you so much for it~ 
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