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Digital Coloring Tutorial pt.3 by CaptRicoSakara Digital Coloring Tutorial pt.3 by CaptRicoSakara
Many people have asked me how I color my characters, and now I've decided enough's enough! I've decided to update my coloring tutorial. So here, ladies and gentlemen, is my new and improved DIGITAL COLORING TUTORIAL!!! **Taa-da-daa-da-da-da-DAA!** X3
This tutorial will be in three parts. Also for these tutorials, I'll be using :iconpurityfl4:'s Becky the Hedgehog for the whole demonstration! Let's give her a round of applause! :clap: :heart:

This third and final part will deal with adding Highlights and any additional nic-nacs that will make your work stand out. The highlights will be made similar in a way you do SA style work. The other parts, suce as coloring thel ineart, will be optional, although A MUST if you have glowing effects present.

The file is 900x15279 pixels, and is over 3.2 MBs. This is available in zip file format, since I can't seem to get the file itself to upload - it seems that DA have problems with files with dimensions over 12000 pixels, so that's why it's in a zip file. ^^;
Now all you have to is RIGHT-CLICK on the "DOWNLOAD" button and go to "SAVE TARGET AS..." Once you have it saved, RIGHT-CLICK on the zip file and go to "Extract to folder..." You se should find the large jpeg in there.

I hope this tutorial helps you all out with understanding how to draw and color in my style. If you have any questions, just note me, or e-mail me at

- Tutorial Part 1: Lineart & Base Coloring
- Tutorial Part 2: Shadows & Additional Shades
- Tutorial Part 3: Highlights & Finishing Touches
- My Glowing Effects Tutorial
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antionerockster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
IVE extracted it more than once, and it it keeps saying the folder is empty
manchauno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you for these Tutorials. I am trying to learn PhotoShop 7.0 It is an old program but it is what I have access to.
manchauno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you for these Tutorials. I'm just trying to learn some PhotoShop 7.0
aertes Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Were is the download link?
finalknight111 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
where's the finished pic?
INicoswI Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah! What Photoshop do I must use? I have Photoshop CS4. Can I follow the tutorial's instructions with this version? :O_o: :|
UsagiTsukiM0ri Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best tutorial ever dude:heart: Thanks for all the help! 8D
KabuSan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
This turorial sure helps a lot :3 From now on I won't color my characters in a paint-like manner anymore :D Thank you so much for doing it!
Of course, it took me three days to do just a small piece (I did "revoluze" my avatar pic, though I'm not sure if I'll use it, in case you wanna see it - it's in my gallery), but your color style is just awesome and that makes it worth the time.
Oh - and even though my PS version is 6.0 and german i understood you most of the time - just to show you, that you made sense ;P
Skittail Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
I'd just like to say thank you soooo much for posting these tutorails. They've helped me alot :)
j-rocky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this very coolllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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