Help me with my outlines, please?

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SakuraMonsumi

SakuraMonsumi

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Hello all!

I just got my Photoshop 7 back and I really want to start coloring my pictures with it. I look on tutorials and they teach how to color well, but how do they get there outlines to be untouched? If someone could help me with this It'd help me..alot.

By the way, I'm using photoshop 7.0. o.o

Thanks! ^-^

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Tama-Neko

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Copy your outline layer, put it at the top of your layer list, and set the blending mode to "Multiply".
Then, you can paint on layers underneath the outlines and they will remain dark and untouched.
It's a good idea to lock your outline layer, too, so you don't accidentally move them or erase part of them.

KenshinJennings

KenshinJennings

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Quote by Tama-NekoCopy your outline layer, put it at the top of your layer list, and set the blending mode to "Multiply".
Then, you can paint on layers underneath the outlines and they will remain dark and untouched.
It's a good idea to lock your outline layer, too, so you don't accidentally move them or erase part of them.

Setting the lineart layer to "Multiply" isn't a very good choice when you scan a picture with messy and/or sketchy lines. I recommend the Pen Tool if you are using a mouse. It can create perfectly straight lines. Tablet users can just outline their art manually with the Brush tool.

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You must work in layers! You can either make a line art on transparent layer and then color in another layer or like above just make a line art on white backround layer and then on a seperate layer set layer options to multiply and color away. I prefer the transparency way cuz sometimes the multiply way can cause problems.

  • Jul 19, 2006

URanimEnigma

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Yes I think I got it. But, would setting the option to Multiply cause the colors on the underneath layers to darken? I've only had experience with that by merging images and layers with different colors but that's what happened.

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well u can set it into multiply when you are coloring... but u have to use layers for different spots that you are coloring. xD and u also can use the pen tool. When u use multiply u wont get the colors darker, you'll just be able to color the way u want and u shouldnt emerge layers if ur going to go back and fix it. If u save it when u emerged it it wont have the layers u started with.

  • Jul 28, 2006

EldaLacus92

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Heya there! :)
It's quite easy... just if you're coloring with shapes layers then move those layers below the outlline layer.
Ohh.. I use Photoshop 7.0 too ;) :D

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