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

Previous video mentioned:

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

License: "Shading workflow for comics - Krita" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0
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link Châu  

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

link Andreas  

Thank you for this great tutorial

link Merci  

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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