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Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha
EDIT:
1. I know I twisted her pose too much, and her right leg looks like it's broken. :"D But this is not a pose tutorial, so focus on the coloring and other things, ok? ^^/

2. I made a little mistake while typing: On the last picture before Step3, I said 'put them all in one layer'. It should be 'put them all in one folder' there.

And thank you all for the support. ^^/

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Warning: Super duper giant file. OTL

As I was asked by some people to make some kind of tutorials. So this is one way of coloring I can show you.

I don't want to make too many deviations at a time so, please be patient with this long ass 'Step by step'.OTL

And here is the bigger finished version of the picture:


I hope it helps somehow. ;n;a

I will try working on some other styles' step by step, if there are requests in the future. /o/
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:iconkumiokashii:
KumiOkashii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my fucking god I JUST AMAZING ! T o T
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:iconf-penhandler:
F-Penhandler Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't even know what to say... thank you so much... :D
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:iconjetarley:
jetarley Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This awesome C:
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trianimax Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!! nice tutorial!!.. :happybounce: 
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plus-ruin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this by far is the best tut ive seen on this
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NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was really helpful, but it's uber complicated! I can't wrap my head around the whole shading thing! 

Oh well, at least I learned some helpful tricks on SAI. 
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SavannahsDrabbles Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! This helps a ton! :D
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:icondietcokelady:
dietcokelady Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question; For the step when you just begin to shade, you called it a "layer clip". Do you happen to know what it would be called in photoshop?
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:iconzenithomocha:
ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
If you right click on a layer that's above another, there should be an option that's called 'Create clipping mask'. I use Photoshop CS3.
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:icondietcokelady:
dietcokelady Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok thanks you a bunch! I found it :D
I was also wondering what color you use for shading? I'm trying a bunch of different ones but I cant figure out which one xD
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ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I think I explained it quite clearly in the tutorial. Basically it doesn't matter much since with this method you will recolor the shading layer anyway.
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:icondietcokelady:
dietcokelady Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thank you
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:icondietcokelady:
dietcokelady Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nevermind i found it :)
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:iconironhardt:
Ironhardt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i made my own char using this tutorial ^^ ironhardt.deviantart.com/art/O…
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WndN3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you swetty!!! *3* Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the tut
I always thought the shine is due to some gradient effect xD
good to know that u use air brush .. I use SAI for most of the drawing/shading process , I've tried using water & it gives a nice effect
but never tried air brush on lines .. perhaps it will make it better >.<
As one of your fans of course I admire every step u do .. but I just have to praise u for the lines It's always messy with me T_T
- still trying to improve - La la la la 
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IFireBandy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
What software do u use?????
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
omo already mentioned "Paint Tool SAI + Adobe Photoshop CS3"
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IFireBandy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Artist
Oh ok
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:iconzephyrlightningheart:
I do similr steps on sai but I dont davble in ps all that much.
i'll def try these steps!

Thanks for the tutorial!
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PlushieHime Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this helped me a lot :) thank you ^_^
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eightsnake Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME.  :)  Thanks for making it!
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Hyun-sama Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for making this
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Vikavilewell Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god *-*

this is so helpful~
:D
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Nighttime-Sun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so useful =)
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animeloverishere Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i put a new layer layer under the lineart, and then i go to invert but it doesnt let me :/ like its grey and it wont let me press it. when i mouse over it, nothing happens :/ what did i do wrong?
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ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Then I have no idea, I have never been in such case before. ^_^;
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animeloverishere Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oof :/
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xXxSasukeXNarutoxXx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Hello there! Thanks for the tut :D
But i have a question >_<

I draw my outlines with an linework layer, didn't had a sketch for my pic.
After that, i saved the picture as png and did the things u told in the tut.
I selectet the parts i don't want to color.
Did a new layer and invert selection (layer under lineart)
Now when i create a new layer above my linearts and try to collor, i draw over my linearts.
Did i do something wrong?
Sorry for my bad english, i hope u can understand my problem and maybe u can help me >__<
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:iconzenithomocha:
ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Oh I think all the color layers should be under the lineart layer. You can see from the tutorial that the Lines layer is always on the top.
Also, the Png file you saved should only have the lines visible with transparent background (NOT lines with white background). 
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Lollipop-Lollita Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what were your pen settings for coloring? QwQ ??  when i use the pen tool the harder i press or when i go over the color a few times it gets darker.........and darker...............and darker....
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tempestofazure Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you broke down piece by piece how to color and shade in one of my favorite styles...thank you
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talaren-chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
What's your average canvas size for drawing? c: 
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:iconzenithomocha:
ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I use different sizes for different purposes. The brush size is then manually adjusted to fit the canvas size.
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talaren-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
What I mean is, for drawing a single character for example, would you use a canvas that was approximately 1200x2000 pixels? I know some artists on dA will use a canvas that's 3000x4200 pixels which is huuuuge but will shrink it down once their complete so lines that looked shaky up close at actual size look clean when shrunken down. A lot of them suggest bigger the better so it looks good smaller, and I was wondering if you did anything similar? 
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ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
As I said, the canvas sizes for me is based on purposes.

Normally I start with a size around 600-100 pixel wide if it's just a random drawing/non-commercial commission. But I change the canvas as I draw as well, sometimes it ends up being smaller, sometimes bigger.

I only use bigger specific canvas for specific purposes, like for a print or wallpaper. In those cases the canvas is decided at the begining. 
And giant canvas actually don't affect my lines much, it just take more time to zoom in and refine the lines to make sure they are not shaky. 

I am quite a perfectionist and into details so I tend to try making things that looks good at any size, so I rarely use the trick of 'making it big so that it looks better when being small'. What's the point of making a big canvas just to crop it small later? I don't really see the point of doing that while we have the zoom in and zoom out functions.

Also, bigger canvas = bigger file which requires more momory, so I don't encourage using it in case you have not-a-so-strong computer/laptop, or don't really have a purpose for using big files (that I gave some examples above).

Actually I would suggest that you go ahead and try things out by yourself. Aboves are only my opinion for my own style/drawings, which may or may not apply to you. Each person has a different method, and before knowing which method would suit you, you need to try many out 1st. 

I hope this helps. C:

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TrinitySage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much, you answered my question without me asking it!

Really great tutorial btw, loved your tips and tricks and everything!
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Mika-ki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo you shaded it all with one color?
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:iconfreeam:
freeAM Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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:iconhojitsu:
Hojitsu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get your picture onto your application or trainer thing?
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wing-maiden Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for sharing this~ :happybounce: 

never too late to learn new stuffs~ 
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DarkerRoses Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
good tutorial, I am bad at looking for tools and stuff, but now I know what I could use. By the way do you have any idea where I could download SAI? your work is amazing btw
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Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Soooo great. Thanks!
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dinigaleri Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaaa thanks XD
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CrimsonScissorhands Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh this is so helpful!
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ketsukei Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Digital Artist
One of the best detailed tutorials I've ever seen :D definitely gonna try this I had no idea Sai had all that XD
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paper-narwhal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
i have been enlightened \ (•◡•) /
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
This give me many answers what im looking for  
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ShiroSwitch Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
How do you find the Saturation/Linear clip in SAI? Sorry if the question is retarded, but I am quite new to the program.
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ZenithOmocha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You should be able to find them among the options above the layers- Blend mode and Layer clip.
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