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Basic Cel-Shading PART 1 (Visual) by Sheridan-J Basic Cel-Shading PART 1 (Visual) by Sheridan-J
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As promised to a few people, here is [half] of my tutorial for basic Anime/Cartoon shading.....known as Cel Shading (like animation "cels").

I thought it would be nice to do something a little different this time. If I recall correctly, this was the very first technique/style I learnt when I took an interest in Digital Art back in 2004 :) It is quite a simple beginner style to adopt and a great way to just get the hang of your Digital Art program!

Still Image of this:


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So I am very happy to share what I have picked up over the years!

Now this is a VERY basic walkthrough. I used Adobe Photoshop, but these techniques should be applicable to other art programs such as Paint Tool SAI, Coral Draw, GIMP etc.

All I am basically using is the Paint Brush, and the Lasso/Free Select tool, so you can find them in whatever program you choose to use! This is solely about the technique rather than my fancy-ass PSCS5 features!


Tools:: Photoshop + Mouse (No drawing tablet required!)
Time:: 30 minutes.
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Anyway, I hope this is informative!

(Original lineart provided by the wonderful *StMan)
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:iconyasermohavi:
yasermohavi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there ,in level 3 you mentioned lasso tool and "Fill" , what do you mean by " Fill " ?
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halokiller27 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Cel-Shading is for 3D Models, not a style of drawing or coloring, is a style of rendering for 3D graphics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel_shad...
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:icondragonbrush95:
DragonBrush95 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks a bunch! i've been reduced to the burn and blur tools for lack of knowing better. >0<
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, glad it can be of some help :)
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:icondragonbrush95:
DragonBrush95 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
it's very well done. thanks. :3
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:icondecimoprimo:
DecimoPrimo Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is very beneficial! I will pass this along to all of my artist friends who want to get into game design :D
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:icontheartofgavh:
TheArtofGavH Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cant wait for the next part, hope it's soon!
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:icondrakesonofdraco:
DrakeSonOfDraco Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are epic no matter what art style.
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Kittenz11 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cooliez!!!!
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snowlwolfcat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I appreciate tips and things like this.
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General-Zhadow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I wish you still did this kind of stuff, Sheridan.
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podapanda Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive been doing it wrong. Haha, definitely will check this out to start learning how to do proper colors.
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