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Tutorial gray-scale to color by DustyLeaves Tutorial gray-scale to color by DustyLeaves
I've been asked quite a few times on tumblr to make a proper tutorial on how I paint in either of my painting styles, and finally I sat down and did it!
This is the first part of 3 (or maybe only 2-) and this one being on how I go from gray-scale to color.

The brushes I use are these [link] by *algenpfleger

Character 'Sol' belongs to *AgentDax
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devinmarcyes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have such a hard time adding color to my paintings on photoshop, its not even funny. i generally make it look so absurdly bright and unreal. this helps thank you
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theFREDLANCER Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome! i might working into this kind of technique :D
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PrinceCaeruu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I really love the texture here! :la:
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ncandre Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
sir, at the second step when you merged all the layer together, it's that included with the sketch layer?
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, everything is merged together ! 
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ncandre Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I see, I just did mine, trying after seeing your tutorial hahaa, would you mind checking my gallery? the one with title : 'wake up Ryuko' give me critique and comment if you dont mind ^^ hehhe thanks
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Sherly97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This is really helpfull!

I´m new at using greycale and I just couldn´t find a good tutorial. But yours is perfect!

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Caravali Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
amazing!!!!! thnx a lot !!
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0ImagInc0 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Hello!
Your tutorial has been really helpful, I have always wondered why some people use greyscale before they add on the colors. I thought it would be a big handicap, but I guess I was wrong lol. But however I am having a bit of a hard time figuring out how to put color on the grayscale, which layer is better? the Color or the Overlay?
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Aliphz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very,, very helpul!! thanks so much TT_TT
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sutalight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thank you <3
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Finally a well done gray-scale tutorial!! Thank you for sharing this!! *O*
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ZombieRanchero Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!
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vandel0123 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
sir i have a question about step 4.. you don't erase the sketch layer?? u just merge it on 2 layers??
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myhappygirl Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks aloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot =3
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:iconcrevi:
crevi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice, thank you! :)
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FiendishBro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Theres nothin I luv more than a wicked tutorial...
tyvm.
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Paisley-Art Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
super helpful! Thanks so much! :)
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GarynDakari-JAR Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial!

Added to favorites for future reference =)
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deboratsuki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!!! Very thanks!!!
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Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
very useful thanks!
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Respectless Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm adding this to my favourites so I know where to look when I wish to try out gray-scale to colour :la:
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joshtrevisiol Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like it. never thought about just adding more o-o
I usually just flatten my image, and once I get the colors I like layed out I turn my monitors saturation to 0 and play with all the colors in black and white :3
It can make a cool effect because you blend based off brightness instead of vividness. it's kinda neat :3
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Varjomo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! :'3
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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0Xdeni Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
this helped a lot
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it did!
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0Xdeni Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
/hugs/
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Naeran Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a pretty good tutorial. :)
Thanks for sharing!
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! (:
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OwlWithChainsaw Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thank you very much!
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :'D
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mayhugs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
omg emi bless your soul so hard
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Dapper-Rabbit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   General Artist
Finally! Ive found a tutorial that properly explains painting in grayscale and the transition over, thank you very much! :d
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you think so! :'D
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very nice tutorial :)
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so! : D
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kemiobsesses Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
*CRIES OVER YOUR TUTORIAL* This+your last livestream= everything is perfect and nothing hurts watch me as I improve
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DustyLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I hope you can use it HAHA
RISE TO THE HEAVENS MY FRIEND
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kemiobsesses Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I WILL, I WILL RISE HIGHER THAN THE STRATOSPHERE.
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rieule Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hnngh nice ;;
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