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How Do I CG by Leversa How Do I CG by Leversa
Click on the preview to see the tutorial XD

This is dedicated to , , , and :hug: :glomp: I hope you like it :heart:

Mwahaha my third tutorial XD I hope it’s better than my previous tutorials ^^;
And I’m sorry I have a baaaaddddd English :blush: If you have a question feel free to ask me ;D

This tutorial is kinda hard to make, but I really enjoyed making it :D
Oh, it's from left to right btw :3

And well, maybe this is not really a tutorial, but more like how do I usually cg ^^; So I dunno if this is the right/wrong way to color >D

I hope this is useful for you! :heart:

By the way, here’s the finished picture--> [link]

Yazoo©SquareEnix/Tetsuya Nomura/whoever created him XD
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anmitsuu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
how do you make a preview
karzi12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
how do u look at it? i clicked it and its not working
Leversa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It seems that DA is being stupid for not letting people click to view the full image again. To view the tutorial you need to download image now.
karzi12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
ohhh ok.
Rawr-fear-me Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This helped me a ton o_o
ewwshushan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
DigitalBaren Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love it! So going to use it and fave it! (What's CG? I understand that C is Colour/Colouring)
ZeeWarr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the dancing girl, never thought of colouring like that my self, but i have watched my mates use the same kind of method for 'cartooning' pics
darkness-rage Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
the pics cute
DjAngelicHentai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
very awesome tutorial, it helped me out so very much [link]
MysticalTemptress Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh a test... ah i didn't know there was going to be a test! LOL
thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I don't have photoshop, I use GIMP, but I can see some of the differences and I will have to look around to see what to use with it. (or either it's just called something different in mine XD) I can't wait to use this in my next coloring^^
eplex3 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student General Artist
is photoshop cs2, and painter IX ?

Can you send an link to download free, with both of them ;-]]]?

It will be very cind ^^
Leversa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Yep :3 I don't use Painter anymore though, I use Open Canvas 4.06 Plus instead.

Lol sorry, I can't. The only way I can think of getting them for free is to torrent them. But since DA prohibits us to link to torrent, I cannot link them to you. You can search for them on torrent sites though.
eplex3 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student General Artist
okei x']] <3

Thanks x3 <3
Wiiplayin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Awesoem! When I draw in Photoshop, I'll be sure to look at your tutorial :)
carostar680 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
when i try seeing it, it says 404 file not found? has it been taken down?
raynedancer69 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
for shading you can also use the burn and dodge tools also you can use the smudge tool to get well even blended shading :D for those of you whom are alittle more experienced or want to try a more difficult technique ;)
Leversa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Yes :3
I don't recommend using dodge and burn tool though.From my experience, it's better to pick colors manually than to rely on what dodge and burn tool will gave you :3 It gives you more control on the color schemes of your pictures. (besides, dodge and burn tool tend to be too contrast)
Yami-Horse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Helps alot! Thanx! :D
JadeRanger123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

When i don't have transparent lineart i make my color layer Multiply. (i put it above the lineart layer.) But what do i do about the shade layer? I like to make a separate layer for shading, on top. But when i make the shade layer Multiply it makes the colors all different from when i choose it. And if the shade layer is Normal the colors go over the lines. What should i do~?? Can i only have colors and shade on the same layer?
Leversa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Well, I'm afraid the best solution for that (that I know of).. is to just paint the shading layer above your colors layer, and then erase the excess colors that go over the line manually, which is a total pain if you don't use tablet @_@

select the area you want from the lineart using magic wand tool. Then you can make shade layer above the color layer and paint inside the selected area. The downside of this is that you can't use polygonal lasso tool. You can only use brush to paint inside the selected area.

(Hope I'm making sense; even after 3 years since this tutorial was made my English has not become better, which is sad)
JadeRanger123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MMhhh~ That'll work. Thank you!! :worship:
da-panda-person12 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
kool! lol
iichiren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this really helps a lot..since i'm still new at coloring my works.. tnx!!
shmevin07 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
omg this well help me ALOOOTTT :( thankssss :(( **tears of joy! :D*
bethcould Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. this helps so much thank you!!!!!
kaara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
nice ^^
Spicy-ramen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. ♥
It's very helpful; and your English is just fine. xD
leonknives Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
this is truly helpful,, thank you!!
valor93 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
my friend showed this to me and told me it was useful.. indeed it was : D one of the best tutorials you can find :3
Colorcom95 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Digital Artist
Great tutorial... if u have any time can u check out my page and gimme advice?
nightmarecake Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
WO no tablet?! NICE.
ErikaFrancisValdez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Dammit~! This is what they told me to do... CG.. I have to do all that! Patience IS a vertue... MAN~!!! DDD:
Silverfire56 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
thanks :D :+fav:
xx--Minh-chan--xx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
QUESTION! what is soft shading..? O.O

and this really helped me understand
reoy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
say when i use magic wand the color goes covers the lineart how do i make it not do that? sorry i'm new to photoshop and dont quite know how to use it ^^:
Celes87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
A very amazing tutorial. :aww::heart: With it I improved in PS quite a lot. Thank you for making it! :iconiloveyouplz::heart:
icielko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Wow, thanks so much! ^^

I've been looking for tutorials on how to make light/shadow and yours is the easiest to understand. I'm gonna try your method ;D
Ayuki-Tahyo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
FINALLY ;O; something i needed!
Ice-Demon-Meru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Looked at your other tutorial, and decided to look at this one. I'm going to have to try out this stuff as well! ^^ :+fav:
trish0103 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
thx for this was a big help!! i was planning to upload my chibis >w<
Itachi-Koi Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
your tutorial was amazing! it helped me make one of my best digital pics! Why can't all shading tutorials be so effect and simple understand? :trophy:
DeiDei-San Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Ah... One question ^^;
What if you directly drew on the computer using like MS Paint, Save it then upload it to Photoshop... How do you make it transparent?
greengal14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Student General Artist
were can i get photoshop? nice by the way
Leversa Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
try [link] for the free trial :3
and thank you! x3
BluE-R0sE Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008   Interface Designer
im gonna try this one XD
it looks so original
Karichi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
omg hes so cute!, this is realy kewl, (when i color i do it the long and hard way XD) so i think this'll help X3
Onisan-seraph666 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
A lesson from the (at least in my opinion) undisputed queen of chibis. THANKS!!!!!

By the way, I was wondering if you could do an Ansem Chibi for me since I love Ansem and wanted a reference from you since your chibis are the best XD.
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say your English is very good, all things considered. Heh. It even rivals some ppl I know where English is their first language (sucha headache)

But anyway, your tutorial makes a lotta sense to me, and I've NEVER used Photoshop of any kind before. (don't own it yet) :cry: But I feel a little more comfortable about my knoweldge of it now, thanks to this. :D
CourtCio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Student Digital Artist
who said your english sucks?
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