Jessica Rae asked: “I draw a bit, and I love Photoshop but I’ve never been sure of the process for meshing them. When you scan in an image and use it, how do you then bring your graphic to life with the darker outlines? (Multiplying the layer?) Sorry if this is a stupid question, or a far too complex one. If you have anywhere you could point me I’d be so grateful.”
Honestly, I’ve never had an official class in photoshop or anything, so what I do has been discovered by trial and error. One obvious answer is to ink the sketch, then scan it, but I’m too lazy to do that. So I created : The Lazy Girl’s Guide to coloring a pencil sketch without inking it.
Check it out, and let me know if you have other cool techniques you’d like to pass along!