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Smooth Comic Shading Tutorial by artsangel Smooth Comic Shading Tutorial by artsangel
I did this tutorial ages ago for a friend. But now that I'm done with this particular style, I don't see any reason to keep my methods secret any more ;)

So yeah, this is pretty much how I do my comic shading for Phoenix Requiem. It's not a detailed tutorial; it presumes you're already good with Photoshop.

Edit: Obviously, this image is a couple of years old. I do things a little differently now, but this should give you a rough idea, at least until I replace it with something else :)
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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks so much :D
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megaZer047 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice.  this can help out a lot.
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BMurdock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Great stuff! I think I'm going to have to start playing with channels now...
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AaronKTJ Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student
This is pretty brilliant. Thanks!
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LiLKANDiiKiTTY Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a very helpful tutorial :D just learned another method to shade! Thanks!
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TobiasWeinald Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey there, I just came along looking for comic tutorials in general but this here might help me with something else, perhaps. I do a lot of pencil stuff and still try to find ways how to color them. Your method with the channels might just be what I am looking for, will try it out. Thanks a lot for this.

Did you also do the linearts for the dog? I really like with how less lines you give all the information about shapes and forms, great stuff.
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LokiDokee Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful tutorial! Even though you did it a couple years ago, it's still very helpful.
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
GASP! Helpful stuff! O3O Super spiffy tutorial!
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SinfulNekoRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial.
Finally, I can go back to coloring with grayscale like good ol' pencil and paper. TT uTT
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corsairoftheseas Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Someday... Someday I will have Photoshop and I will be doing cool stuff like this! But for now....well.... I don't even have Photoshop and I've never used it because I have a Mac. Ah, well!
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