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How to Color a lineart? by Katikut How to Color a lineart? by Katikut
Several people asked me about coloring linearts. You can alreay find in my gallery a video tutorial (wich also explains how to separate a line wich is flatten in the BG) here: [link]

As I was searching on DA , I only found tutorial wich were explaining complicated method, which are not giving you a clean result.

Here's the cleanest method ever :)
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does this work on GIMP and SAI?
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toskurra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes this DOES work on gimp! The "transparency" button above the layers is there. There is no lock button, but you just have to click the transparency button and poof!
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Katikut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know, I don't use those softwares. I know sai a little bit, there's no function like this one (or I don't know it). The softares are different, of course it can't be used everywhere :(
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh well :(
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   General Artist
Hi, I just wanted to say in Sai there IS a way to do this.

Go to your lineart layer and hit 'preserve opacity' and there you go! XD Now you can colour your lineart.
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Bunny Emoji-30 (I'm cute) [V2] 
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:icondragonnerd445:
Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Danny-phantom-fan-1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What program do you use for this?
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice :wow:
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Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omg. this. so. simple T_T 
Thankyou! x
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Hanatsumi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
THANK YOU! It's so simple Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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ShayGar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student
Oh my gosh!
This is so simple and easy! Thank you! :D
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Rika24 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
is it better to do digital painting in photoshop or illustrator? i tend to go back and forth (lineart in illustrator, then import to photoshop) but in the back of my mind i keep thinking, illustrator is supposed to be the best for drawings that will be printed.
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Katikut Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you import it in photoshop, then it's useless to make them in illustrator :) Personnally I hate illustrator. I use it for logos for example, but never for drawing. Too... cold, not natural.

You can work in photoshop and have a beautiful print if you work on a large canvas in 300 dpi.
Illustrator is made for dynamique pathes, which means that you'll be able to enlarge the drawing as much as you like. That's all :)
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Kazuhiro-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
MYSTERY SOLVED :iconpapmingplz:
Seriously, thank you very much for posting this. I was baffled for the longest time.
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DahliaFay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tried it and worked! Thank you so much for the valuable lesson, the only problem was I had to find the lock transparent pixel" lol
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Elyan-Dreams Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ce tuto change ma viiiiiiiie ! Pourquoi ne l'ais-je pas vu plus tôt ?! :la:
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PrePAWSterous Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial ;u;
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tattiOsala Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, I've been looking for such a tutorial for years! Thank you so much!
This really helped!
And it's so easy! Thank you!
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Caroline-Chan28 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ♥
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Sipper-Paws Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks so much! This is really helpful :D
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HalfEatenFry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i always wondered how they do that lol thank you!
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Just wanted to let you know that I used this to complete a school project today! Thank you so much!!!
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XGoth-angelX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG! Thank you soooo much. I've been trying to figure out how to do this ever since I started making line-art :)
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PixieParrot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic! I have a question though.
In step three how did you get all the different colors on one lineart? When I try to seperate my lineart with colors it just fills in the entire lineart with one color.
I hope this made sense. Thank you!
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Katikut Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've use the brush and colored it randomly with 2 colors. If you use the pot it will color all the line.
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PixieParrot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhhhh...okay. Thank you! That makes a lot of sense...
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow. amazing
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Bibi33 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Salut, aurais-tu des tuto en français ? :$ Merci :)
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Katikut Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pour le coup non car il fallait que le maximum de gens puissent les comprendre :S Et je n'ai plus les sources ni le temps de les traduire depuis un bon moment T_T

Désolée :(
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Bibi33 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Pas de souci, merci quand même :)
PS: ce que tu fais est sublime!
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Katikut Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Merci ;)
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Allaphaidole Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*tries it out* OMG!!!!! IT WORKS!!!!!!! THAT IS SO COOOL!!! :worship: thank you for posting this!!
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SkipSkid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this epic tutorial :lol:

It helped tons 8D !
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist
AH!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS!!
I saw another tutorial that was the exact same thing as this, but the instructions were more complicated so I was confused. THis is much easier to read, and I get it now!!!
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pol3mistis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was using the selection tool through [Ctrl+click layer], and my lineart always came out pixelated when it wasn't before :shakefist: but THIS!! you are a GENIUS :worship:
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Miss-tical Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Je fais pareil, sauf que depuis récemment, j'ajoute un calque par couleur au dessus du calque du line(via le alt+clic). Ainsi si la couleur chair du line ne me plait plus, et que je souhaite la changer, j'ai juste à la changer dans le calque de la bonne couleur. :)
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Katikut Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ca m'arrive aussi de faire ça en effet :D
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist
:wow: Oh yeah thank you!!!!!!!!
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FantaTara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've been looking for a tutorial like this. Thank you so much!! :heart:
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veddabredda Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD YES THANK YOU.

*faves*
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EmperorItaelia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so, so, so very much! I've been wanted to try a new method lately, which involved coloring my lineart, but I had no idea how to do it. Thank you again, this is going to help loads!

~*Inferno Shock*~
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Sireih Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! It´s very helpful^^
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tadagaa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Ce serait possible que tu traduises en francais dans la description :s je suis une quiche en anglais ... pleaaaase :p
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Katikut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Je suis désolée, pour le moment j'ai un emploi du temps monstre T_T
En gros il faut absolument que tu fasse ton line sur un calque séparé du reste. Ensuite il faut cliquer sur le petit bouton que j'ai entouré, et après tu peux peindre ton line directement :)
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tadagaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
d'accord mercii beaucoup !! Tu maîtrises le dessin disney sans aucun modèle ? Tu as mis combien de temps a le maîtriser ? Désolée de toutes ces questions mais j'aime beaucoup ton travail et j'aimerais avoir un parcours comme celui la ahah.
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Katikut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm je dessine du disney depuis toute petite puise que les gamins faisanet deja la queue dans la cours de récré pour avoir leur dessin de simba XD

Plus sérieusement je dirais que j'ai toujours plus ou moins eu uns tyle disney-ien j'ai toujours été influencée, mais je suis satisfaite depuis 2/3 ans seulement de mes travaux ^^'
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tadagaa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
ahah oui je vois, mais je me demandais s'il fallait beaucoup de temps pour pouvoir dessiner du disney sans modèle, dans n'importe quel contexte.
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Alce1977 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
simply, but it kept me from doing much shit as he did HAHA thanks!
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