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Soft Shading Tutorial by Miss-Ariellia Soft Shading Tutorial by Miss-Ariellia
Program used - Paint tool Sai.

This is just a quick tutorial on how I do soft shading. This is the first one I've ever made, so sorry if its bad IDK.... If you have any questions feel free to ask :)


A lot of people have been asking, so here is the settings for my watercolour tool :) Paint Tool SAI brushes eurielia by Miss-Ariellia (named Awatercolour)
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MrEmerald34 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial.  I'm starting to learn shading and this helped a lot.
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Miss-Ariellia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
yay~ I'm happy to hear that! :3
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Kiirumu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
I'm sorry for bothering but the watercolor tool link isn't working ; -; i mean it's not there QAQ
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Miss-Ariellia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
ah really? okay I'll see if I can fix it. thanks for letting me know :)
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Kiirumu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
>u< <3
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YukitaKya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Thank you for this very helpful tutorial! Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
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Miss-Ariellia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
aww its my pleasure!
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the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial. I have a question: since I don't have the software SAI but I use Photoshop Cs6, when it's time to change the color of the lineart, how I can select in the most quickly way the linearts I need to change the color? I have to use the magic wand? Or I should make the lineart in separate layers, depending of the color I want them will be? 
 I made my lineart all in one layer, so I think it will be more difficult to select each different portion of area of it and change the color.... 

Thanks if you can give me some advises! 
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Miss-Ariellia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Hi :)

That can easily be done in photoshop. All you need to do is have the lineart on its own separate layer. Then create another layer directly ABOVE the line art layer and from there I think you go to the layer menu and you should see 'clipping layer' or something similar (i have photoshop cs5 not 6 so im not sure if it'd be called the same thing in your version, but it should.) anyway select that and anything you colour on that layer will only colour the line art. Once you've finished colouring, just merge the layer down and you'll have coloured lineart! :3

For the seperate layers thing, I actually create a seperate line art layer for the hair and body. If the image has a lot of extra details, I'll also give that its own layer. thats how I do it it and it makes it easier. 

Hope that helped :)
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DevilGal23 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you're the beans for sharing this! :huggle: I don't do digital art, but I can easily apply this to my traditional!
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