Tutorial: Coloring with "Colorize-mask" in Krita

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I'm positing today a full step by step video tutorial about the Colorize Mask feature; you'll find in it everything to get started and extras tips to not fall into commons traps and get productive with it. The colorize mask is not new, it came in April 2018 with the release of Krita 4.0 and was inspired by the work of the GMIC developpers but it took me a year to adapt to use it in production of comic pages: I had to adapt my line-art, the resolution of my drawings and be more confident with the tool.

Note: it will be soon mirrored on Peertube here: https://peertube.touhoppai.moe/ (thanks Touhoppai team!).

This video is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Video and artworks by David Revoy
- (Timelapse) "Perspective" by Kevin McLeod
http://www.incompetech.com / (CC-By)
- (Intro) "New Age B" by Frank Nora (Public Domain)

Edited with Kdenlive 18.12appimage on GNU/Linux Kubuntu 18.04, Mars 2019. I'm using Krita 4.1.5appimage on the video with a Cintiq13HD. Microphone: a Samson Meteor condenser. Webcam: a Logitech Pro C920. Recording software OBS studio (from ppa).

License: CC BY
David Revoy, www.davidrevoy.com, .
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link Touhoppai   - Reply

Peertube version is up on https://peertube.touhoppai.moe/videos/watch/3fe3ae4c-0d1d-4a3d-9dc5-df902e6fad3f

link Luftritter   - Reply

Thank you David!

link Michal   - Reply

Great tutorial, as usual. One question from a noob though:
What are you specifically checking using the mirror mode? Some problems with symmetry, that you wouldn't notice otherwise because - just guessing - dominant / non-dominant eye issues etc.? Just my curiosity - I wouldn't have thought about doing it, so I wonder why it's a good idea ;-)

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

hey! Thanks, I do the mirror thing because after 10min with the eyes on a drawing, my brain start to get used to the picture issues and even process a sort of 'makeup' overlay on it. This overlay is the magic happening when a beginner shows a portrait and is sure the work is good (while it is not). Mirroring the artwork propose to the eyes a new 'artwork' and cheat this brain overlay. Then it is easier to spot if a major error or balance on the artwork is happening (with the risk of getting an overlay for both mirrored version if used too often).

link Jose   - Reply

I've been in the CG world for a while now (on and off I would say, since I'm a hobbyist) and I had a long time of not having a pure magic moment until now when I first tried the colorize mask! it's pure magic :)

One issue I just noticed, not sure if its a bug or not, when trying to mark the background of my drawing as transparent, I chose a specific and different color for this in the colorize mask palette and select Transparent, but then all the sudden the Key Strokes slots change of position, and also the strokes I did in my drawing changed of color :/ the color I selected gets marked as transparent in the Colorize mask editing tool settings though.

Sorry for report this issue here... I can't appreciate enough the effort you put in this tutorials. Thank you David

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