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MLeth's Coloring Tutorial (Photoshop) by MLeth MLeth's Coloring Tutorial (Photoshop) by MLeth
KoSa - Kingdom of Sweden Award by petrova

My old art teacher from when I went to school 8 years ago started to teach her students about digital art which is a new thing in that particular school. She showed the students my art and one of them recognized me from deviantART which was pretty neat! Small world. Anyway!

The teacher asked me if I could come over to the school and teach the kids a thing or two about digital art but because I'm a shy and anxious dude I politely turned down the offer. Then she asked if I could at least write down some tips for the students and this is what I did! Maybe it could help some of you new digital artists get started! These steps are very basic and I never really go into that much detail about any of them but hopefully it can help you out either way!
The tutorial was originally in Swedish but since I'm one nice motherf*cker I translated it all for ya!

Here's another tutorial:
MLeth's GLOW Tutorial by MLeth

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:iconalixchevalier:
AlixChevalier Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. Thank you for the tutorial
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:iconmerrysol66:
Merrysol66 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial, thanks! Clap 
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Caeruleumdraconem Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
You really are one nice MOTHERF*CKER. (Your words!)
This helped a great deal, since I never really knew how to color correctly, let alone shade!

So, THANK YOU! :D
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, glad to hear it! Good luck with future coloring endeavors! :ahoy:
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:iconcaeruleumdraconem:
Caeruleumdraconem Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Thanks! Already started working on a project, hope it turns out well.:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconalizesart:
AlizesArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Thank you! I learned a lot of new things from this; I didn't even know what locking layers was for before seeing this. 
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, layer locking is the best thing ever xD
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:iconbecarra:
Becarra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done :)
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:iconplenilunij-lee:
Plenilunij-Lee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial!
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:icondudgus2429:
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
useful!!
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:iconmatthiaos:
Matthiaos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
just a quick question on line art part do you use pen tool on that part?
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, no I use the brush tool. I don't like the artificial feel you get from the pen tool ^^
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:iconmatthiaos:
Matthiaos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
can I ask one more question? it's kinda unrelated to the picture.
what does multiply do again to colors. I saw lots of artist after putting base color they use multiply @_@
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you put your layer blending mode or brush setting to multiply it will make things darker basically xD The best way to see what it really does is to open up photoshop yourself and then paint on a random color. Then you make another layer and use the same color to paint over whatever you drew on the first layer.
Some people like to shade their basecolors with one single color set on multiply which works pretty well, depending on the situation!
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:icondeviantdreams:
DeviantDreams Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a really good guide. Thanks for making it!
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:iconullbors:
Ullbors Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Always fun to get an insight into other artists workflow :)
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! :3
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Grattis du har fått en KoSa för detta verk! Motivering finns i senaste nyhetsbrevet. Du är välkommen att använda KoSa-stamp i din deviations description :heart:
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:iconpoki-art:
Poki-art Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you like drawing round nice butts dont you? <mee tooooo>
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yarr, I'm not a fan of square butts!
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:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist
thank you :D
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhakasenyanniplz: Ye be welcome!
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:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist
:D
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:iconsupertobi101:
supertobi101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
yes! more coloring tuts! :D
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All just for you!
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:iconsupertobi101:
supertobi101 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
*0* <3
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:iconhikaruhimeri:
HikaruHimeri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you MLeth for sharing such a well-arranged tutorial with us :)
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, the pleasure is mine! :D
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MyGambit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
A new Leth tutorial thats simplified for kids? -rolls in that shit like a pig in Dubai- I practiced a lot of my coloring nowadays off your originals and :iconmikeinel:'s, then failed at your glows one so it'd be nice to get an update to try and use. Thanks for sharing Matt! Always fun seeing new stuff. :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoho, you're welcome! :icongoodjob-plz:
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:iconmyramichan:
MyramiChan Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2014   Filmographer
Finely! A good and simple tutorial which is not on Sai. I'm so happy. X'D
Even if I could take a bit of the tricks on Sai's tutorials, I feel more comfortable when someone do a photoshop tutorial.
Thank you for sharing your tutorials with us. :3
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad I could be of help! :D
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:iconvosrik:
Vosrik Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

My life is now complete
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Success! :iconakirakogamiplz:
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shaoran100 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
well i use a mouse because i dont have money for buy a tablet right now. but this a great tutorial and its important mention it and give thanks for taking the time for do this kind of things for amateur. one of those tutorial from another user and friend, helped me a lot when I beginning in digital.  so thank u men
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, glad to hear it! :D
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:iconanakure:
anakure Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh!Wow! 
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongoodjob-plz:
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:iconkyuubifiedhokage:
KyuubifiedHokage Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I love you :XD: . This looks awesome :D . No matter how many tutorials I've tried to use until now, even if I follow the instructions to a tee, I ALWAYS manage to screw it up somehow. But, after reading through this, I think that, for the first time, I might actually be able to successfully learn some new techniques. And, you know I'll be crediting you in my next pic's description if it works. :D
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooh! :dummy: Good luck on your digital endevours! :salute:
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:iconkapitastic:
Kapitastic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude, this is how i usually do it (well, i usually never go more far than sketch part, because i suck xD) but i've learned something with this, i swear it!
Thanks again!
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, glad to hear that! :ahoy:
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ninth-00 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Awesome, I'm sure they'll be able to understand this well! Maybe you could make a separate sheet containing common questions if you won't be there. Thanks for translating, as well!
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, yeah the teacher liked it! And you're welcome! I always love helping fellow artists!
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:iconsteel123:
Steel123 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really useful and detailed tutorial ! Thanks !
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Question, does this still apply to a mouse user?
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:iconkaylakedziora:
KaylaKedziora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not that mouses are bad but you will see a huge improvement when u start using a tablet. :)
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:iconmleth:
MLeth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the problem with a mouse is that it doesn't have pressure recognition! Aka it won't matter how hard you press on the mouse buttons - it only has one pressure. That's why tablets are a must for digital artists because it lets them draw or paint just like they do with real pencils or brushes ^^
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Welp, looks like I' the only one who draws things with a mouse.
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