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Soft Shading Tutorial by RizyuKaizen Soft Shading Tutorial by RizyuKaizen
Media Needed/Prefered: Adobe Photoshop CS *or higher, most others are close but brush presets may be different* Wacom tablet
Time: What ever time you may need.

Basic look at what I do for soft shading/digital painiting.
Again sorry for any spelling mistakes.
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Art (c) Me
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:iconcorsablue:
CorsaBlue Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Thank for the tutorial, its been a while since I've painted anything and I've forgotten the technique. Again thank you very much!
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saru-hina Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I understood very fast, easy to understand, really, thank you very much! :clap:
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smokesmokefayefaye Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :)
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KaiKiitho Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
great!!!=D, thank you so much
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Pixels-Blancs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I have a Question..
What do you use to make the clean lineart.
Beacause, me, when I try to make Lineart, it's always really ugly :(
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
95% of my clean lineart is hand done with ink on paper. I rarely do digital lineart for I dont feel like I have that much control as I do with pen and paper.
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Pixels-Blancs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Okey tanks ! ^^
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:iconjanlukky:
janlukky Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
there are other was or so i hear or try it, it just depends on what you use to make the line art so you will have to experiment on it...

painter - cover pencil, or real 2B pencil
photoshop - a small brush size with a hard edge

or you can always do the pen and paper and use the scanner to put it into your desktop. if you use digital a stylus is perfered (Aka. tablets )
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are your brush presets for this, you don't really specify in the tutorial.
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no presets. they are ones that are inside the program that i use. only presets i ever use are for my references of characters for the color pallets and mini backgrounds.
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Solomin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Thanks for making this. It was really helpful. I've made a couple pieces and tried but couldn't quiet figure out how to get started on the style I really wanted to work with, nor had put a name to it, "soft shading" lol. Thanks much.
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Nerdfighter Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA!! You have a MILLION apps open!! Why don't you use Spaces?


Anyways, awesome tut! XDD
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
90% of those are not open. they are just iconed on the bar for easy access later.
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:iconnerdfighter:
Nerdfighter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay, but still! Wow.
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:iconaramiookami:
AramiOokami Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student General Artist
This really helped! ^^ I was doing it all worng! :D I don't have CS but it should work fine with what i have.... thankyou!
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story Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
Cool to see the progress
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:iconryanfreeze:
ryanfreeze Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Digital Artist
OMG u r a GENIUS .. No really not being sarcastic XD Thank you

===>green>:)98<===
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KaraCrane Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I like it! And it's worded in such a way that it's applicable to Gimp.
Kudos!
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:iconrizyukaizen:
RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh really. Nice I would never have known that. >^^<
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:iconshastania:
Shastania Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
oooh, very helpful and insightful! Thank you!
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:iconkomodomatta:
komodomatta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
I don't have that brush! (The brush you use to do all your shading)
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azn2daphullest Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
hmm =\ i was wondering, how did you set the brush pressure? also, to set it so that it applies to all brushes(?) =\
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:iconrizyukaizen:
RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use a tablet. the pressure goes by how hard i push down. I dont know how it works for mouses.
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Ayuuko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
very simple yet useful tutorial i will keep in mind that not to use 100% opacity thanks for making a nice tutorial
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:iconzero-tx:
zero-tx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Very cool and simple to understand tutorial!
I haven't found the brushes in my Photoshop program :omg:.

But when i've recreated the brushes i will give it a try.
Thanks for sharing that tutorial with us!

Best regards
zero-tx
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:iconpericles:
Pericles Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Very interesting; thanks for shawing the knowledge. :)
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diogo4ever Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Aewsome, i am so going to use this
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EinherjarSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
pretty cool ^^
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AvengedRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Interface Designer
kool, did you make the shading brush, cuz i could really use one?
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it came with my photoshop program. Sorry.
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AvengedRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006   Interface Designer
oh thats kool, it must come on every version? dooyu think, ill look for it, maybe it is there.
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May be. Actuly most likely it is there. That brush is third on my list. Just keep looking for it. >^^<
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AvengedRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006   Interface Designer
kool ill look, im working on a vector, im not sure if id be good at paitning though...=( id like to be cuz its awsome.
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doing paiting is not easy. Need time and nervers to be abel to deal with it. Also having a tablet helps a lot. XD
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AvengedRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006   Interface Designer
whats a tablet?
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wacom Tablet. It is pretty much a mouse in a way. Just you use a pen tool and touch the pressure sensor pad and get the effect like you are using a pen/pencil. Also it is pressure activated so the lighter you hit it the smaller the line. Something like thickness. Mine is a 4x6in one and cost $99 before tax and shiping *get it during x-mass no shiping and a $20 rebate*
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Sarieu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Student Digital Artist
omg :glomp: thank you, you are a live saver *^-^* :hug:
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Angel-D168 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
omg... i never knew how many layers you have to use just to get that kind of effect. >.< but, its really nice though! ^_^
guess the effort's worth it huh? ^^;; damn, i have a long way to go before I could be as good as you poeple! XP

anyway, nice tutorial! XD it was helpful!
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Erini Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
:glomp: Awesome work man! Can we see the full outcome of the sketch? :D :+fav:
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RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A work in progress shot is in my scraps right now.
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mixelpixel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Arr, i see that you're a fellow pirate, mate! You have azureus, limewire, and kazaa in your toolbar. oh and nice tutorial.
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:iconrizyukaizen:
RizyuKaizen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I guess you meen I am a fellow MAC user then yes >^^< *hatees windows computers for the most part now*
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Professional Writer
Very helpful tutorial =D
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:iconlittle-katydid:
Little-Katydid Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Great tutorial! ;) It'll help me alot. :D
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talikira Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
^^ Very beautiful. :D I'll take note to try that brush sometime.
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Demijaxx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Very nice tutorial, it helped me understand that better, I shall now fav this piece =p
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:iconfififi:
Fififi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Digital Artist
You know, if you have pressure sensitivity on your tablet (even if it's only got 512 levels like a graphire) there's no reason not to be able to use 100% opacity :)
Just be careful, keep a steady hand and practice, and instead of building up tones for ages and ages, you have the same result with better economy of brushstrokes, yaknow?
Good tut nonetheless. very clear :)
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rajal-tikana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Very awesome :o
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Kitty-Princess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Thank you. :)
+fav
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Jynsen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Thank you bunches for sharing! n_n This is awesome!
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