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celshade smoothing tutorial by benderZz celshade smoothing tutorial by benderZz
just a simple tutorial showing you guys how to make your celshading looking smoother. :D

A little sidenote.. this technique would only look good if you use good/ok colors. If you use crap/ bland colors, it's going to look awful.

As for how to blend the linearts with the colors, bascially, all you have to do is draw the linearts separately, for example, the lines that's associated with the skin, hair, clothings etc.. must be separates.. well, that's how I do em. Also my lines are always above all my base/shade color layers crammed together in a folder. I just finds this easier to do.

Hope this helps :)
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XxChiseXx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have now understood that it sometimes has to make a new layer each with Linewokrs?
Mostly I do this in PaintToolSai. There I take the sketch and the LineWorks. Then I color it, but each a layer for hair, skin, clothes, eyes etc. The shadow I put afterwards with Photoshop. But is described in the picture that are required each time new LineWorks?

I have now understood that it sometimes has to make a new layer each with Linewokrs?
Mostly I do this in PaintToolSai. There I take the sketch and the LineWorks. Then I color it, but each a layer for hair, skin, clothes, eyes etc. The shadow I put afterwards with Photoshop. Is that anyway, even if I make the LineWorks on only one layer?

Sry for my bad Enlglsih. I from Germany >.<
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FaiseurDeMondes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this tutorial man!!
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tan-jun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Artist
found it again xD
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tan-jun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Artist
been looking for a year for this whenever i need to. finally found it again.
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artemis-blackrose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good. thank you for the simple tutorial. >3<
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Sfguzmani Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
make a tutorial in the hair..
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:iconkumi112:
kumi112 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This tutorial is awesome! Thanks!
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Alchemyst12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
think this is the best cel shading tutorial ive seen, great job! but how do you get the color quality? is it that you do the black bg for the base colors and then switch it to white?
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome :D
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Gom3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Well that helped me a hell of a lot! thx alot XD
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Riighted Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you just brush over the lineart layer to blend it with the color?
also, should the lineart layer have a transparent background or white background?
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Cobletking Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You go to the line art layer and you select the lines by using the magic wand and then you create a new layer on top of the line art layer. Then you lock the original line art layer and go to the layer on top of it and start coloring it with a normal hard brush.. or whatever you want... Sorry :iconbenderzz: for taking your question...LOL... and this is an awesome tutorial!!
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Riighted Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't select the whole lines there will be dots everywhere
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benderZz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've updated the info box, you should check it out :)
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Cobletking Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try using the big selection tool... Just select the whole picture or the line art..
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i-azu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you use a tablet for the shading?? coz shading like that is difficult using the pen tool on PS..
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SeireiART Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for your tutorial :hug:
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demonx07 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Artist
omg its over lol
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UZUMASHI Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome and simple thanks a lot !!
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LaHaRo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
so useful!

Thanks for submit this! :D
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Crazyallucart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe-some man thank you!!!
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kallou123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hmm the only thing I'm having trouble is what colors did you use for your line are because it not black but it like a color close to the shades
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indy6270 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thanks for this.
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CreativeGeneyus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Do you use the pen tool or the lasso to do your shading? or do you just use the brush?
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Omar6 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You inspired me with your work and with this tutorial :D [link]
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kakashikewl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Here here here: [link]

Thanks to you mwahaha xD

But.. unfortunately I had to steal the eyes from some other Naruto picture so.. it's not really totaly done by me but I was wondering if there's any chance you could post more of those tutorials? They really are awesome! I would kill to know how to make eyes like you do, glowy and so.. so maaaagic @_@ Please teach us!
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HakunoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I have a question. How do you get the base color to have that " anime" look to it?
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benderZz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just have to shade it properly. If you meant the one without shades, all you have to do is change the colour of the lines so that it kinds of blend in with the colour. It doesn't have to be exactly the same colour, just similar. :)
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HakunoYuki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thank you!
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chev327fox Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This TUT help my pic out a lot... thanks Bender!!!
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kiya248 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
thank you for the tutorial., i used it and i think it made my coloring looks better.,
btw, you're awesome!! ^_^
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:iconbenderzz:
benderZz Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! i'm glad you found it useful :)
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Nadya980 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is you this lesson has muddied and put on the exze.ru ?
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benderZz Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you mean? someone took credit for my tutorial, is that what you're saying?
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Nadya980 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just saw the same lesson on the site on a painting of the manga... but there he was in Russian. So I thought, that you have it set up...
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rainbird92 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
amazing :>
but how to do the shadow in the hair?
can you tell me If you can :>
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May-Hudson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
xDDD Y yo que lo hallaba más complicado askdhashas...
ˇgracias por el tutorial!
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The-fishy-one Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Just some questions :

You made the line-art with the Pen tool, right?
Are the shades also made with the Pen tool?

I'm asking this because a brush can't look THAT precise and with straight, sharp lines.
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Scarletzz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
nice one :D
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Sayuri-Nara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
amazing^^
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist
Awesome tut! :#1:
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Barbicanboy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Hi! I've managed to remove the white from the background of a lineart but I'm still not sure how you can change the colour of the lines. Great tutorial otherwise :)
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Konnee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
easy - lock the layers thransparancy ( where the layers are there is a square with a square pattern :) ) and then just draw with a brush any colour that u need :D u will just draw on the lines , not touching anything else )
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Barbicanboy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thanks man I can do it now, I really appreciate the help :)
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Konnee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome ))
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whiteknight222 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Neat trick I'll have to try it I'm a big fan of copying the flattened layer apply an effect then cutting it, hitting undo and pasting the deleted new layer on top...then I lower the opacity of that effect.
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johnbecaro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You for posting this.:)
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project-speris Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Gaussian blur is the answer to everything! XD
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Arwiken Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
nice tutorial .. thanks
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MzzAzn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
You are amazing. :huggle: ^O^!
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