the best way to color a black and white ink drawing in photoshop and make it look like it was done with color pencils
Dana from CA, USA, using Photoshop 7.0 with PC, writes in with:
[Quote:] Hi I'm trying to figure out the best way to color a black and white ink drawing in photoshop and make it look like it was done with color pencils. I've tried applying a series of filters once I've applied regular one color fills- but that was too flat looking. Then I went in and working with opacity levels managed to get some more depth with shades of colors- then once I had all that one one layer I applied the smudge stick, grain texture, sprayed stroke, and rough pastel filters one after the other. This whole process was really time consuming. Is there anyother way you can suggest to complete this task faster? OR is there an easier way to get the right effect?
The best way is to select an appropriate brush shape, and begin stroking and hatching in the color just as if you were actually coloring with colored pencils. It's really fun and easy.
Once you have strokes in place, you'll find the colored pencil filter looks much more realistic.
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