Coloring your Face in Photoshop
● Color your line drawings in Photosohp.
✓ Pen Tool ✓ Color Picker ✓ Layers
• This is the 2nd Tutorial in a series designed to help students complete the Portrait Project:
1 - Line Art 2 - Face Color 3 - Face Shading 4 - Hair 5 - Highlights 6 - Eyes
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Face Color ~
✗ Open your sketch from this tutorial …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
✗ Make sure you are in RGB mode by going to: Image > Mode > RGB …
✗ If you see this: hit Don't Merge …
Step #2: Make a New Layer ~
✗ Create a New Layer beneath your sketch layer by Cmd(⌘)+Clicking on the "Create a new layer" icon …
✗ … and name the new layer face color.
✗ Make sure your sketch layer is locked and your face color layer is beneath it!
Step #3: Pen Tool ~
✗ Click the Pen Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (p) …
✗ … on the Face Color layer you made, begin to outline with the Pen Tool.
✗ Using the Pen Tool is a lot like playing Connect-the-Dots.
✗ Be sure to finish where you started to close the shape.
✗ The close shape tool has a little circle:
Step #4: Make Selection ~
✗ Once you get the lines adjusted to your liking, Right-Click inside the closed shape and select Make Selection …
Step #5: Find your Face Color ~
✗ Click this link: http://websafecolorcodes.com/color-tones/flesh-color-tones/ or http://bitstrips.com/r/RK8C0 and find a color that matches your skin tone …
✗ … and copy the hex code number of the color.
Step #6: Paste the Color Code Number ~
✗ Double-Click the Foreground Color …
✗ … and paste the hex code here:
Step #7: Paintbrush ~
✗ Click the Brush Tool or hit the keybord shortcut letter (B) …
✗ … use the paintbrush to fill in your face.
Last Step: Save & Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save as … and save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd
✗ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.
Other Resources: http://websafecolorcodes.com/color-tones/flesh-color-tones/