[MUSIC] Hey, is he like a Atlas? I received an interesting comment from programmer Art on my most recent Supergirl Coloring video wherein alongside the compliment on the art itself. He requested a little walkthrough of tools. I use within my coloring program of Choice Paint Tool, Sai in his words, a program demo so to be concise. We will do this process from the first tool I use to the last tools. Keep in mind that there is no correct way to color or to use these tools. I’m only expounding on my own process of creating digital art number one. The selects brush slash magic wand. Firstly, much like Photoshop Sai has a lasso and magic wand and a select brush. I like to select a brush inside more than the one in Photoshop because it shows you exactly what you’re selecting in blue as opposed to the dotted lines. Photoshop is known for so typically, I will use the select brush in conjunction with the Magic Wand to patch any holes left in the lineart and to cover some bigger spaces. Then I will use the Magic Wand to select the bulk of whatever I’m focusing on tip. There’s a secret to using the magic wand and avoiding any white specks or blotches left from an incomplete section, simply turn the selection mode to color difference and move the select ratio bar underneath it titled color upwards as far as you want that tells the Magic Wand to make a more complete selection. [MUSIC] number two swatches. Okay, so for years, I didn’t use swatches and we’ll just covered. Pick off the coloring, but I’m too busy for that now and I use the same colors 90% of the time. So for everyone, who doesn’t I highly recommend you guys use swatches. You can compile your go to colors in one section. Organize them as you see, fit or uses them as much as you want number three bucket once the selection is made. I use the Paint Bucket. Simply click in the area. I want and fill it with the base color, pretty straightforward number. Four pen with the base color laid down at this point. I can do all the finer coloring with the pen tool. I basically use this tool to sculpt the skintone lighting shapes and forms across the entire image at various stages. I typically set the pen to Max hardness to avoid any softer, blurry edges since Ill. Add those later if needed in the next step. If you’re using a tablet, it should have pressure control automatically enabled so having a soft pen isn’t a necessity [Music] number five blur in Photoshop. This is called airbrush but in science called Blur. I typically use this to glue. Some of my more disrupted or overly vibrant colors together to make a subtle shade where it needs to be even though we’re creating fantasy within our art, some things look better when done realistically and people don’t walk around with broad brushstrokes on their bodies. It does make a cool effect every now and then, but it’s perfectly okay to smooth things out. I would advise as I’ve been advised in the past not to go overboard with the blending and blurring, however, as you run the risk of making your characters look too waxy in the same way. I try to shy away from the blur as much as possible and finally is to make the brushstrokes look more natural. One way to do that is using very similar shades is the same color and to build a natural gradient of sorts, number six filter, the hue saturation brightness depth contrast and luminescence. Luminance sliders are a massive help. They’re also a big reason. I don’t do flats for all the people who ask about it. If you’re unsure about a color scheme, you can mix and match change colors, hues, shades, subtleties and details with these technically speaking. Photoshop does have these features and even more but visually I like simple looking interfaces, graphs and stuff can be overwhelming. When I’m already stressing on a design, I prefer the less is more route number. Seven opacity, lock major key alert the easiest fastest way to resume coloring a section without having to reselect it. Once you’ve laid down your colors. At any stage is to use the opacity lock feature. It will allow you to color only within the existing area of colors without touching anything outside. That’s the main reason. I’ve started using it kind of for a while now, but lately, and it has saved me so much time. So once again, you’ve used your select brush and wand place your base color or already finished a whole area. Whatever area, you one color, just select that layer, click opacity, lock and have fun without worrying about any color spelling outside where you want it layer quick. My brother has been using all these digital programs and much longer than I have, but had never really utilized the layer clip until I told him about it, so I have a feeling a lot of people might be in the same place. Here’s what I use it for if I ever need to confine a background or an effect or anything to a particular area, Select the layer. I want drag it over the layer. I want the effect to appear on select layer clip and watch it trim your color or effect to the area. You want it, It’s a bit like the opacity lock in. Reverse the beautiful thing about it is that it doesn’t. Destroy your original layers at all, even though you can see the color or effect, you want past the confined edges, it still exists. You can drag the contents of the layer where you want, resize it. Flip it, whatever you want, and if you want it back to what it was, just disable the layer clip. And you’re good to go and that about wraps it up once. I’m done with my main figure. I’ll typically export it to Photoshop, where I will put the finishing touches on it, such as using all the brushes and textures. You can get in there. Special effects filter is like radial blur and pixelate. The layer modes are a lot more expensive in Photoshop as well. So those are things. I like to play with Dynabar option up for this video, but this week make sure you guys like comment. Subscribe and share if you enjoyed this video go for this year’s to get to 10,000 subscribers before the year ends and we’re already at 2000 Plus, so I appreciate you guys who will follow my channel. Fold more work and stay subscribed. Thank you to my new subscribers and welcome as we’ll make sure you tune in this Friday for a new episode of the for Future reference of Log series and next Monday for another episode of this or maybe a speed coloring. A walkthrough tutorial, something like that. What it was on my desk at the moment and I have recorded. I’ll make put it up here for you guys to check out and again, definitely make sure you subscribe and click the notification bell next to the subscribe. I con that way you can get notifications and updates on videos as I post them in real time. So let me know what you guys thought of this video. I definitely want to hear from you. Hopefully you guys learned something about it. And if you don’t use paint tool. Sai, I highly recommend it. It’s a really good program. It’s very fast, Unlike Photoshop, which gets more bloated with each addition, no hate, but it is what it is paint tool. Sai, you get in you. Get out, you do the colors that you need. Then you can always export it to a Photoshop. If you need more, that’s how I do it, so I definitely recommend it. It’s great for beginners intermediate advanced. Whatever, so definitely check it out. If you guys get the chance and yeah, happy painting, thank you for watching later. [MUSIC].