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Manga shading tutorial : Achieve Flawless Shading in 3 ways

Elevate your manga art with our easy-to-follow manga shading tutorial. Perfect your shading techniques and bring your characters to life!

Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art

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Manga shading tutorial : idea 1

We select the Pen tool from the list of tools on the left of the screen

We determine the places to add shading to the manga, as shown in the picture, under the nose and lips, and at the chin


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


After we select these areas, we choose shades of gray to shade, then fill them with the fill tool shown in the image.


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art



Manga shading tutorial : idea 2

One of the methods used in Japanese manga to add shading to manga is shading with tones.


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


We start from the previous stage, after we have colored the required areas, we choose the option shown in the image, from the menu on the right of the screen, and do not forget to remain on the same shading layer.


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


From the list of options, we choose the type of manga shading that we want, whether it is lines, dots, or other things. I have specified for you the place that allows you to modify. You can control the clarity of the “tones,” such as enlarging and reducing the lines and dots, and others.

You can modify the shading type at any time later
Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art

Manga shading tutorial : idea 3

Here we select the entire body of the character, using the Selection Tool, as you can see


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


Then we add a new layer, and color it with the desired shading color. After that, we choose from the list of options the “Multi Play” option, which will convert the layer to a shading layer, and the rest of the details of the drawing will appear.


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


Then, we drag the shading layer to the direction we want, as shown below


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


The last thing we will do is to add a “mask” to it, and thus the shading of the manga character is ready, and identical to the drawing that we drew.


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art


Through the opacity option, you can adjust the intensity of the color, or soften it


Easy 3-Step Manga Shading Tutorial | Elevate Your Art

I hope that the explanation was light and pleasant for you today, and there will be more explanations, God willing. See you well.

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