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8 step guide to character art by Juggertha 8 step guide to character art by Juggertha
This is my easy 8 step guide to creating character art in Photoshop.

I've learned a lot from various artists here on DA, and I hope this gives back to the community.

BTW, anyone know how to add a separate preview image?

Feel free to 'fave' if this helps ya.
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:iconacecorona:
acecorona Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good tutorial!
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darnstrong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super helpful, Thanks bud/
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cyberaix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Artist
This is great! I am still trying to develop the mind set into the process.
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You left out a major first step. Be born with talent like this. :cries:
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3o3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
i love it
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LadyPhoenicia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Another fantastic tutorial that I have used to help aid me on my progress of learning a new art style. Everything is very easy to follow and you've done a wonderful job of going step by step in your coloring process. I shall continue to use the techniques shown here for my future pieces and I thank you for making such a fantastic tutorial. :D
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KtheWife Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just got back into drawing after 10 years and just picked up a wacom bamboo tablet which I have never used before, so this will be a HUGE help to me. Thanks Juggs ;)
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
kewl. I want to see some of your digital progress. I too took 10 years off of drawing, and I'm stull trying to 'get it back'.
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:iconbrandedwolf:
BrandedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I like the way you explained it all. Since I'm mucking about in photoshop again I'll give this a whirl on a few pieces and see how i do. :)
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
tell me how it works out for ya
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a neat way to do it! I ought to try this.
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
show me how it works out for you.
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Finally did that. I think it worked out rather well!
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are an inspiration, man. An inspiration!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
wow

thanks
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:iconjoemdavis:
JoeMDavis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tut!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
hope it's useful
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JoeMDavis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much the same thing I've been doing. just a few differences.
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nursury0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Nice
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cheshirecat313 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Nice tutorial! I definitely want to give it a shot, I liked the cel shaded look and I've always done it a certain way, never really got how to use multiply, I just made a ton of different layers one on top of the other and worked with those.
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
hope it helps.
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diana6echo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
tho I collected plenty of tuts I never use them and I always do it on my own :>
but maybe someone, who get lost on my profile will find it very usefull :)
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Juggertha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
lol
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:iconmasked-racoon:
masked-racoon Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Wow, you make it look...well, achievable :D

I'll certainly give this method a go, I've got the drawing skills of a chimp with no limbs but can't hurt to give it a go ^^

Thanks for the awesome tutorial :thumbsup:
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
i like chimps.

Good luck mate.
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:iconmasked-racoon:
masked-racoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Well I wonder what the chimps think of you :B

Thanks ^^
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Mumtazzaidi Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Great :iconmimose-stock: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconmimose-stock:
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Juggertha Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
glad ya dig it.
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C6-H12-O6Rush Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Thanks Jugs, I've wanted to know how in the world to use this expensive tablet sitting next to my comp. this should really help!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
make sure you show me any of the results.
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DMD2099 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i can digg it lol
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Quakester Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Very nice work
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Don't know if this is something I'll ever use or not
(I don't have PS and I don't draw very often) but I'll add it to my tutorials collection in the hopes that someone finds it useful. Looks great. Very easy to understand, and I know nothing about photoshop.
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
What program do you work in?
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:iconlarissa-rasputin:
Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I use GIMP. It's a free program.
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Emperorsteele Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's this "multiply" thing everyone always mentions? I've had photoshop for years and never used that feature =/
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
in your 'layers' window, you can select how the layer is going to affect the layers blow it. [link]
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Emperorsteele Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, i had to do a google search and then try it myself. it feels like a cheap way to blend colors, which makes me wonder why you're using it in your lines layer =.
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Well, I often want my lines to blend a little with the colors below them. I can go through and recolor each line, or I can do it this way. This way saves time.
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Emperorsteele Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that makes sense =)
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BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it Jugg. It appears that in the end you have no mid tone left in the purple... is that intentional? Did I miss a step? Lemme know how that works if you get the chance. Nice tutorial, thanks for sharing it with us.
~BoS
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
What step do you mean?
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:iconbringerofstorms:
BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like the only colors left when you are done are the hilight and the shade, while the base color (the original shade of purple) is gone. The end result is cool, I just wondered about the midtone. Thanks
~BoS
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Yeah, in this case I only left 2 shades. Sometimes I'll have a mid-tone in there as well... or even a back-light. It all depends on what I'm going for with the piece.
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DesertxSnow Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking more at wanting to do more CoH styled art for all my characters and such from it, and this really helps in coloring and all in that way. Thank you. :)

By the way, willing to say which PS you use?
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I'm using CS2 at the moment.
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DesertxSnow Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, thanks. Was wondering because they would have added and taken away things most likely as they went up in the series. I personally use PS Elements 5.0 is why I was wondering. xD;
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gwdill Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Thanks man! You and your artwork ROCK!
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:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
thanks bud
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FunnyFaceDesign Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done and easy to follow, thanks for showing.

I wish I could be as structured. I usually don't complete Step 1 and 2 before starting on 3. Then step 3 is a mix of 4-6 also at the same time. By step 7 and 8 I'm tired of the picture so I usually skip them :P
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