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Greyscale Colouring Tutorial by x-ste-x Greyscale Colouring Tutorial by x-ste-x
I've not been able to paint the last few days so I decided to try and write up some sort of basic tutorial on how I colour from a greyscale image.

I'm still learning myself so I find it quite hard to give advice but hopefully a few people my find something of help in there.

Feel free to leave me a comment if there is anything you don't understand and I'll do my best to help out. Also I may do some more tutorials in the future so if there's anything you'd like me to cover let me know.
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AdelePhil Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing :-)
x-ste-x Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem, I hope you find it useful.
TearsDissolved Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Thank you so much for the greyscale to color the tutorial!
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
How fantastic is this! Thank you so much, I've been tearing my hair out over this. Thank you!!!
AngelGanev Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful and great ! But i have a question , when you have layers of different kind , such as normal , overlay, softlight and you stack(merge) them their look and the picture is ruined. So much question is how to merge them without losing the look ? 
x-ste-x Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm pleased you found it helpful.

The only way I know how to do it is. Select all, Ctrl+A, then do a copy merge, Shift+Ctrl+C, then paste that into a new layer, Ctrl+V. This will take a copy of every visible layer and paste it into a new layer. Now you can flatten the whole image or use Ctrl E to start to merge down the layers.

AngelGanev Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woah! Thank you very much. You are great , keep on the awesome work!
XxCatsPawxX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student
simple and really helpful.Thanks so much for making this tut! :)
x-ste-x Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Dragonborn91 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I really have to thank you for this tutorial.

This helped me so much to get better.

I hate it to work with colors first and I had not found a good way to get color to a greyscale image, but after I worked the way of this tutorial my pictures became better and better every day.
This is the first tutorial that make really sense.
All other Greyscale-color tutrial are very confusing to me...

Thank you so much for this!
You are a saint. :-)
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