How to color our sketch by computer?

@canxnac (421)
Indonesia
February 9, 2007 10:51pm CST
I've tried several times, using Adobe Photoshop 7 and CS, but the results were disappointing. Is there any other tools I should use? Can u tell them to me plz??
6 responses
• United States
11 Feb 07
There isn't a definite way to digital coloring but I suggest you go to deviantart.com and under the search button, search "digital painting" or "digital painting tutorials" and you'll get a lot of results. I often do those two searches for references and helpful tips/tutorials. I'm trying to get the hang of coloring too but I think most of it just takes practice. A tablet would help too.
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 07
Thanks for ur help! =)
• United States
12 Feb 07
No problem!! But tell me how it goes along!! I want to see some of your works too.
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
13 Feb 07
yea, you can find one on my profile.... i'm not really satisfied with it, though................
@mishastar (738)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Well I use a art program called Gimp. It's free and have similar functions to Photoshop. But the best places to get tutorials on how to successfully create artwork using that program is at www.deviantart.com. I get most of my digital art learning from there and the users tutorials are great. And if your having a problem with your artwork or the program you can always message the person who made the tutorial and they are willing to help you out.
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
17 Jul 07
ok, Ill try =D
• Indonesia
10 Feb 07
so sorry for use our native language. Dont protest! wehehe I want to explain canxnac-san more clearly Gini say, ku pake adobe photoshop CS 2. gak beda sih antara 7 ama CS2 beda di patern aja ama jenis brush. tp U kan msh bs DL dr internet ^^ http://geocities.com/hokuto_afianto/YAN.gif itu step by step how I colored my art ^^ Jadinya, intinya U kudu sabar seleksi bagian perbagian trus ngasih layer demi layer yg beda ^^ kalau dah yakin, br deh U flaten. Kalau ada pertanyaan lg, PM aku ajah yah ^^
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 07
Thanks, shireishou, ur a big help! =D haha.... To be honest, I was surprised when u explained it in Indonesian, but, ah well, that's not a big matter. Once again, thanks!
• United States
10 Feb 07
I am still basically learning myself, but for me Paint Shop Pro has been the easiest program to use to color my sketches. They are nothing spectacular yet, but all one can really do is keep practicing and really learn the software that you are using, so you can eventually get the desired effects you are looking for. Most didn't learn how to draw overnight, so don't expect to learn how to digitally color your artwork in one night.
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 07
Okay, I'll try Paint Shop Pro. Thanks for ur response!
• India
10 Feb 07
There are many software used for editing Images. Like.....Paint shop Pro, Ulead Photostudio, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw, PhotoImpact, ArtistDraw, PaintSH etc. But No software works automatically. You can color your sketch using Photoshop 7 or CS only. you just need to learn more about photoshop features. You can use different Layers, Color scheme, Mask, Brushes etc.
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 07
Thanx for ur response! Guess I need more and more practice to mastered it hahaha.... =)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
well, try using paintshop pro if you're not used in using photoshop cs2 or even the older versions of photoshop. but for me photoshop is the best and the easiest tool that you can use in coloring your art. Been using it and its really easy, its just a matter of reading and putting effort on how to make it useful for you