One more thing. If you make the layer Luminosity instead of Multiply, it makes for really nice highlights. I used this tutorial and that aforementioned trick to make my latest submission. So I say thanks, forte-girl7 and BechnoKid.
I can not thank you enough! I've seen people do this on Speedpaints yet never figured out how! You are a life saver at easier and faster ways to get a picture done! I LOVE YOU! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! What now! What Now! Yeahhhhhhhhhh-! Yayayayyayaay! HUZZAH!
Question: Up until now, I've just used a normal layer at 40-50% opacity in between my lines coloring layers. I use a color for my shadows that is a bit darker than the color the shadow is over. What is the difference between what I have been doing and this method? Are there any added benefits to doing it this way, like being able to do different kinds of shadows?
No, that's fine. If you look at one of my other tutorials (this one, I believe: forte-girl7.deviantart.com/art… I say you can fill in the proper ares with just a darker colour instead of multiplying the shading layer over it. Doing it that way is just a quick and easy way to do it. Also, the reason for using a mask is just to keep things from going outside the lines, to keep it neat and whatnots
i have maybe a dumb question - but what's the difference between mask and simply new layer in clipping group? i never used masks in my entire life, and i'm willing to give it a shot, but i just don't know what for.
Someone asked something similar a while ago - with a Mask, you can have a few layers separate the shading layer from the colour layer. For example, I usually have another layer above my colour layer for stuff like glasses and stuff. The Mask isn't affected by that other layer between it and the layer it Masks.
On the other hand, with a Clip, at least what I've noticed in SAI, it only affects the layer directly underneath it. So if you tried to put something between the Clip layer and the colour layer, it would affect that new layer in between.
Of course, I'm not really sure on it - that's just what I've noticed when playing around.
Yeah - here. Okay, you have your three layers, yes? Lineart Layer, a blank Layer for the Mask, and then the Colour Layer. You'll see the little tiny thumbnails for them in the Layers box - to the left of their name, okay? While the blank layer is still active, you Ctrl+Click the thumbnail image next to the Colour Layer, that should cause the marching ants to appear. Then you just click the Mask button