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Color Adjustment tutorial by Tervola Color Adjustment tutorial by Tervola
While drawing the previous work I made this tutorial, (actualy I drew the picture for the tutorial).

This is how I match the colors of the character to the background.

Hope you like :ohnoes:
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huppyleon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou :)
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Tervola Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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Aoi-Kanou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wait, so if my light source is let say... yellow, so my shadows should be purple and highlights should be yellow? @.@
What if my character has pink hair, green clothing, do the shadows still be purple and highlights be yellow?
I re-painted one of my art yesterday following your tutorial, but seems like the character still looks like she's "popping" out of my background.
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Tervola Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
If the light source is yellow, then the shadows should be an opposite color to it - purple (you can use color circle for the opposite colors; If light is orange - shadows should be blue scale; if light is green - shadows should be red scale).

If your character has many different colors, paint them flat (like on step 3) then use color adjustment (step 4) to match them to the background palette. If the light source is yellow, move halftones and light swatches towards yellow/red scale. The shadows move towards magenta/blue. It will blend your character to the background more and make a good base to paint over.
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Aoi-Kanou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi, sorry for too many questions to be asked >.<
So for your "If your character has... paint them flat", do you mean merge the base colour layers together (if I paint skin, hair, clothes on a separate layer)?
And as for shadows, when on multiply mode, can I use the lightest blue/purple, then as the shadow gets darker, I just need to eyedrop the blue/purple I used and the multiply mode will enable the shadows to get darker right?
And also for overlay mode, the colour used in overlay mode is the colour of the lighting, not the colour of the base right?

Once again, sorry for so many questions asked >.<
I am still very new to digital painting, especially with background and character @.@
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Tervola Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you should have all your character colors on one layer because adjusting them will be easier to do at once. Of course while filling in flat colors you can use separate layers and then flatten them all, just as you said (use ctrl+E).

Yes, just remember the "multiply" layer make very light colors transparent/invisible, especialy these from the white area palette. Also, remember about light and shadow contrast, because shadows on sunny day are not as strong as those at the sunset. For shadows I reccomend to use colors from the middle of the color palette (not too gray, not too saaturated).

Yes, to blend your character to the background use colors from that area. Just don't use too saturated colors for the "overlay" option, it will make them even more saturated and too light.

I hope this will help, don't be affraid to ask even more ;D I know this is difficult at the beginning.
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Aoi-Kanou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok, thanks a lot for the reply! I'll try the digital colouring again when I am free :D
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Wyverra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kolejny tutorial z którego chętnie skorzystam w najbliższej przyszłości, dziękuję bardzo za to, że w ogóle się bawisz w robienie tych tutoriali :heart:
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sama się cieszę, jak widzę pomocny dla mnie tutorial, to wiem jak to jest ;) Nie ma za co i powodzenia w pracy!
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Wyverra Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oj przyda się, bo teraz od ponad tygodnia nie ruszałam tabletu, bo mi cekolowali i malowali pokój i mam wrażenie, że zapomniałam zupełnie jak go używać xD
Dziś już próbowałam coś urodzić, ale tak bardzo nie wyszło, że zamknęłam bez zapisywania ^^;
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rieko1910 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
thank you very much! it's very useful for me <3
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear it, you're welcome :aww:
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Fayerin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was really helpfull thank you for sharing this because i'm still practice on my own PS CS so Thanks :hug:
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Tervola Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug: Good luck on your practice.
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Fayerin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww: you have done my day with this tutorials because i waste to much time during some process in Photoshop that with some tools i can enjoyed with more time :hug:
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Fayerin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn´t know about lock transparent pixels :la: this tool will give me so much time doing my works :la:
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TheBlessedMan112 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks for the great advice
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Tervola Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome
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Phinnegard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your tutorials are fantastic, they are made very well! Now I have a broken arm but as soon as I get back I swear I will test my skills with your tutorial!
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Tervola Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm so happy to hear it :hug: There are so many things to explain and I always think that I made it messy. Hope you get well fast and good luck with exercissing ;)
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Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, that's a very useful tutorial! Thanks for making it!
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Tervola Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good to hear it, you're welcome :)
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Stoop--Kid Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting, I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for sharing! :D
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Tervola Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, some photoshop tricks really help in the painting process :giggle: You're welcome!
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tickets Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
...WHY HAVE I NEVER THOUGHT TO DO THIS?
Amazing! ;v; thank you! I've been using color balance but that's only pick out a scheme.
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I always have problem with fitting colors so I use that option all the time. Good luck :)
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littleshade Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   General Artist
This has some really good tips. Thanks for sharing!! :)
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome mate :aww:
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MalaAssia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
:o trik z alt+klikiem jest niewiarygodnie przebiegły - myslałam, że nie ma czegos takiego jak szybki eyedropper w fotoszopie i między innymi dlatego przerzuciłam sie na SAI
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tak, jest cudowny, nie potrafię bez niego pracować :ohnoes:
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Blabalaize Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
oj, przyda się. Dzięki :)
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Proszę ;)
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lost-tribe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Świetne!
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dzięki ;D
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lost-tribe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masz naprawdę świetne prace w galerii. Myślałaś żeby jakoś wykorzystać swój talent zarobkowo?
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Na razie przez szkołę nie mam czasu na rysowanie, ani w ogóle na życie. Jak skończę, to się będę zastanawiać. Nie ukrywam, że bardzo bym chciała. Dzięki za miłą uwagę :)
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MilkChii Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Sweet!
Going to try this one out as soon as I am finished with this background I am working on~

I love how simple and clear you explain things.
Now back to work! :D
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks like I did it on time ;D Good it's clear, it wasn't easy to write all this because I always automaticaly do things and don't pay much attention to steps.
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MilkChii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
haha yes! Very good timing!

Ah~ I can relate to this. Same when explaining how to play a game, you just automatically push the correct buttons, but when you need to explain it you suddenly don't know how. :XD:
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MartaVasques Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, great tips! :clap:
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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lou2209 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh how I've missed your epic tutorials. They're really helpful! :D
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Tervola Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice to hear it :) I think that was the last remaining piece which shows my way of working.
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