Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Video Tutorial: Coloring Digital Stamps

Today I'll be venturing out of my comfort zone and actually let you all know what I sound like (eeek). Let me starting by saying that this will be my very first video tutorial ever and well... I hope it is useful, otherwise you can watch it as comic relief :).

Our tutorial today is on how to color digital stamps. The reality of this is that there are as many ways to color them as you can imagine in your mind. You can even print the outlines out and color them by hand if you like the feel of pastels or coloring pencils and ink. I will be showing you the method I have used on the sample piece of our "It's for the birds" set.

Here is what the final result will look like:


For this tutorial you will need to choose: 1. a color swatch from which you would like to work (or you can use the default one on Photoshop) and 2. a set of watercolor/paintstroke brushes. Below you will find a few different links for both.

COLORS: You can find great color inspiration and swatches on a few of different places, here are some:
Design Seeds: http://www.design-seeds.com/
Kuler: http://kuler.adobe.com
Color Lovers: http://www.colourlovers.com/

WATERCOLOR / PAINTED BRUSHES

The set I have used on my sample is by Cindy Doerkson at Digiscrapwarehouse:
by Cindy Doerksen at Digiscrapwarehouse

And here are some free high-resolution watercolor brushes that would work as well:

http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-hi-res-watercolor-photoshop-brushes
http://env1ro.deviantart.com/art/WaterColor-Reloaded-98294189
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/22/splatter-and-watercolour-brushes-for-photoshop/

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. I you have any questions or concerns just let us know and we will do our best to respond. Thank you for looking!







10 comments:

Ms Katy said...

I Loved your tutorial!! Can't wait to try this! Thanks a bunch!

Bernie said...

Fantastic video! It's stuff I basically knew but have never tried applying it in this arty way! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
Thank you!
Bernie x

(P.S. It's great to hear you!!!)

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Heather T. said...

Delightful--thanks so much for the tips!

Heather T. said...

Ooh, the link to Cindy's brushes isn't valid, though =(

ViVa Artistry is: said...

oops... let me check on that Heather.
Thank you!!!

ViVa Artistry is: said...

Link is fixed. Thank you again Heather.

Heather T. said...

Yay, just got 'em! Thanks Vanessa =)

Deanna said...

Wonderful tutorial. Thanks!

kat4dogs said...

What a great TUT!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Kathy :-)