Shading tutorial for comics

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This is a tutorial about my precious 'single layer shading' technique I invented while doing research on Pepper&Carrot. I explain how to setup the layer stack around the 'Hard Light' blending mode, how to use the inherit alpha and how to fill the layer with a mid-gray value (mid-gray is equal to fully transparant for Hard Light). I then demo the flexibility of this rigg by shading side by side three time the same character over various backgrounds with different ambiants (a night scene, a sunlight scene and a scene inside a forest)...

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

Edited with Kdenlive 18.12appimage on GNU/Linux Kubuntu 18.04. 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).

You can find (soon) also this tutorial on Peertube:

License: "Shading tutorial for comics" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0
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link Touhoppai  

The peertube is now up too:

link Yumiko  

I really like your artwork, especially lineart.
Could you tell me which brush you used to draw the artwork in the above video(shading tutorial for comics using Krita)?
Did you use Ink-5_Pen_Irregular?
I am using Ink-4_Pen_rough that you might have recommended before.
If you have any reasons why you are using Ink-5_Pen_Irregular, could you share them with us?
Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials!!!

link sebamak  

Je ne comprend pas, quand je passe le mode de fusion du calque en "Hard light" mes couleurs du calque inférieur passe toute en niveau de gris.
Je ne vois pas ce qui m'échappe.
Pourriez-vous m'aider ?

link David Revoy Author,

Peut être votre projet Krita n'est pas RGB?

link sebamak  

Bien vue, c'était bien ça.
Au début j'ai cru que c'était un bug de la version 4.1.7.
Mais cela me l'a refait sur la version 4.1.5.
J'étais pourtant persuadé d’être réglé par défaut en RGB.
Merci encore, et surtout, super tuto !

link David Revoy Author,

Ha super. Ça me fait penser que j'aurai du le mentionner dans le tutoriel. J'y penserai le prochain coup ; les mode de fusion sont si capricieux dans Krita quand ils ne font pas les math en RGB. ;-)

link Serge Chabert  

I am trying to follow the tutorial
However at the stage to add a shading layer (filled with midgrey 50%) and setting it to hardlight as explained in the video, it darkens the flat colors. Am I doing something wrong? I am using Krita 5.1.4 for mac.
my computer is a macbook pro 2017 with OS Ventura 13.1.
here is a link to my youtube video showing my process and the shading layer darkening the flat color map layer below when setting the shading layer to hard light.

Can you please help.

link David Revoy Author,

Quick answer on the phone, are you in a srgb8bit document? Other color space changes the behavior of blending modes.

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