Shading workflow for comics - Krita

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Learn to shade a comic in Krita the way I shaded Episode 34 of my webcomic Pepper&Carrot ( ). The video is detailed and goes step-by-step to explain in details what I'm selecting; and more importantly maybe, why. It might sounds like this setup is long to do, but if I'm not explaining it; adding the hardlight, the mid-grey and the selection by color label can be done within a minute. It then allows to shade quickly the panels. This video follows a series of two videos: a timelapse about inking a page of this episode, and a detailed video about the flatting of the page with the colorize-mask feature of Krita.

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  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:24 Demo descripion
  • 01:24 Setup the layer stack
  • 03:33 Inherit Alpha and group
  • 04:39 Hard-Light blending mode
  • 07:41 Color-picking shade color
  • 08:54 Select by color label
  • 14:15 Timelapse shading
  • 15:22 Color balance
  • 16:21 Conclusion

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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Video and artworks by David Revoy


  • Intro: Fabian Measures - Hanami (CC-By)
  • Timelapse: Kevin MacLeod - Perspective (CC-By)
  • Outro: Kevin MacLeod - Backed Vibes Clean (CC-By)

Edited with Kdenlive 20.12 on Kubuntu Linux 20.04

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link Châu   - Reply

!Merci¡ Very cool learn how you color your beautiful comics and show decision and how think about color work.

link Andreas   - Reply

Thank you for this great tutorial

link Merci   - Reply

Merci David pour ton magnifique travail, tu m'as énormément aidé. Je suis passé d'un gros nul en coloration en un très bon "colorateur" :D Merci énormément à toi! 👍👍🙏

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