Colorizing a Sketch in Anime/Manga Style Using AKVIS Coloriage
 

 
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Tutorial: AKVIS Coloriage

Colorizing an anime girl

 

This colorization tutorial has been sent to us by Laval Yan.

In the previous tutorials we used the AKVIS Coloriage plug-in to colorize black and white photographs. Laval Yan found a new way of using the software - he applied it to add color to hand sketch drawings.

To create the tutorial Laval Yan did the following:

    Original image Colorized image
  • Step 1. He found a free anime style drawing on the net.
    an anime girl
  • Step 2. He opened the picture in Adobe Photoshop and called the plug-in AKVIS Coloriage.
  • Step 3. He chose colors for every detail of the anime picture using the Pencil tool .

    He selected the colors for the skin, hair and lips from the Color Library. Take into account, that when you set color for the face, you should outline the eyes and the lips. Otherwise, the blue of the eyes and the red of the lips will spread to the skin around.

    He set two colors for the hair - a dark and a bright one. Besides, the strokes were not straight but zigzag.

    He set a number of colors for the flowers in the anime girl's hair.

    choose colors for every detail of the anime picture
  • Step 4. Press the button to see the result.
    colorized picture of the anime girl
  • Step 5. Press the button to apply the colorization result to the picture.
  • Step 6. However, the colors of the picture are pale as it is drawn with a pencil on a white canvas. To make the picture more expressive Laval Yan selected the menu item Image - Apply Image and in the "Apply Image" window he set the mode Multiply for the Blending parameter and pressed the button OK.
    the  colorized photo after the brightness increase

You can use this technique to colorize sketches in manga and anime styles as well as any other drawings.
Read more tips to create realistic colorizations with AKVIS Coloriage.

 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — How To Use The Program — How To Use The Program
   — Select Colors — Select Colors
   — Colorization Tips — Colorization Tips
   — Load Strokes From File (*.strokes) — Load Strokes From File (*.strokes)
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Adding Color To An Old Postcard — Adding Color To An Old Postcard
   — Changing Color of Your Car — Changing Color of Your Car
   — Selective Desaturation — Selective Desaturation
   — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos — Selective Colorization of B&W Photos
   — Make White Whiter — Make White Whiter
   — Photo Coloring Tricks — Photo Coloring Tricks
   — Colorizing a Black and White Photo — Colorizing a Black and White Photo
   — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman — Colorizing a Portrait of a Gentleman
   — Technique of Reiterative Colorization — Technique of Reiterative Colorization
   — Colorize Your Memories — Colorize Your Memories
   — A Present for the Mother's Day — A Present for the Mother's Day
   — Color Correction of a Portrait — Color Correction of a Portrait
   — Canadian Settlers — Canadian Settlers
   — Add Color to the Photo of a Child — Add Color to the Photo of a Child
   — Color Options for Interior Design — Color Options for Interior Design
   — Colorize a Family Portrait — Colorize a Family Portrait
   — Change the Color of Clothes — Change the Color of Clothes
   — Colorize a Group Photo — Colorize a Group Photo
   — Creating a Colorful Background — Creating a Colorful Background
   — Paint Your House — Paint Your House
   — Raise Spirits — Raise Spirits
   — Expressive Cat Eyes — Expressive Cat Eyes
   — A Portrait of a Geisha — A Portrait of a Geisha
   — Colorize a Bas-Relief — Colorize a Bas-Relief
   — An Old Postcard with a Geisha — An Old Postcard with a Geisha
   — Touching Up a Colorized Photo — Touching Up a Colorized Photo
   — Colorizing an Anime Girl — Colorizing an Anime Girl
   — Colorize a Photo for a Collage — Colorize a Photo for a Collage
   — A Flower Show — A Flower Show
   — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait — A Pencil Sketch: Self-Portrait
   — Creating a Christmas Postcard — Creating a Christmas Postcard
   — Love Story — Love Story
   — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet — Desktop Wallpaper with a Pet
   — Portrait of William Gladstone — Portrait of William Gladstone
   — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo — How to Get a Nice Sepia Photo
   — A Castle in Scotland — A Castle in Scotland
   — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization — How to Achieve a Natural Colorization
   — Christmas Card: B&W to Color — Christmas Card: B&W to Color
   — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray — Movie Star Ayshwarya Ray
   — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing — Adding Detail and Color a Drawing
   — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing — Coloring Old Black-And-White Drawing
   — Flower Meadow — Flower Meadow
   — Children's Photo — Children's Photo
   — Medieval Engraving — Medieval Engraving
   — Wedding Album — Wedding Album
   — Full Dress Uniform — Full Dress Uniform
   — A Lovely French Couple — A Lovely French Couple
   — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures — Simple Approach for Coloring Pictures
   — Multicolor Painting — Multicolor Painting
   — Pop Art Poster — Pop Art Poster

 

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