Learn Simple & Effective Cel Shading in Photoshop with Sycra
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Learn Simple & Effective Cel Shading in Photoshop with Sycra

Learn a simple colouring method that's perfect for creating multiple design iterations for concept and character design.
4.5 (28 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
415 students enrolled
Created by Sycra Yasin
Last updated 3/2014
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with the tools you need to take any clean lineart, and add colour to it.
  • Not only will you be able to create one colour scheme, but with this method, you'll be able to create multiple iterations and colour schemes in no time at all.
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Requirements
  • To follow along with this course, you will need Adobe Photoshop software.
  • A graphics tablet is recommended, though not required.
Description

In this 12 part lesson, you will learn how to colour lineart using a very simple and effective colouring method to create professional quality artwork.

This method is perfect for character designers and concept artists as it allows for extremely fast colour iterations of a character.

With an easy to understand teaching style that is suited to artists of any level, Sycra will guide you step by step through the process from lineart, be it digital or a pen or pencil drawing, to a complete coloured image.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for any level of artist, although it helps if you have a basic grasp of Adobe Photoshop.
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Simple & Effective Cel Shading in Photoshop
12 Lectures 57:31

This is an introduction explaining what we're going to be covering in this course.

Feel free to download the attached lineart and follow along with the video.

Preview 00:22

In this video, I show you how to prepare your lineart for the colouring stage, in a method that makes it easy to colour your lines later on.

Preview 04:53

Here I go over the tools you will be using in this method of cel-shading.

Preview 08:58

In this video, I show you how to make a selection or mask of the silhouette of your character. This is handy for colouring later on.

Making Selections
05:37

Here I demonstrate how to add shadows to your character.

Adding Shadows
07:33

This is a timelapse video of me finishing the process of adding shadows.

Timelapse Shadows
02:44

It's finally time to add the colours!

Adding Flat Colours
07:03

This is a timelapse video of me finishing the process of adding colours.

Timelapse Colours
02:44

This video shows you a great trick for adding a lot of appeal and finish to your cel-shaded image.

Overlay Effects
07:47

Here I show you how easy it is, using this method, to quickly generate many different colour scheme variations.

Design Variation
06:25

Colouring the lineart of your image is an optional step, but for those who want to know how, this video covers the method.

Preview 03:08

Just a thank you from me to you. I hope you learned some useful colouring techniques from watching this series.

Thanks for Watching!
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About the Instructor
Sycra Yasin
4.5 Average rating
28 Reviews
415 Students
1 Course
Art Instructor

Sycra Yasin is a freelance illustrator and popular YouTube art teacher with over 20 million video views and more than 190,000 subscribers.

Sycra is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School Classical Animation program and has over 15 years working in digital art.

He has worked professionally as an illustrator, storyboard artist, and comic book artist.