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Tips for ShadingHey y'allTips for Shading by Skypeoplephoenix732
So, shading black or white can be a real pain, right? Well, I own and have worked on quite a few of these and am here to provide some insight. Please note that any brush/tool suggestions/assumptions are from the latest version of Gimp. If you work in Photoshop, sorry, but I have no idea what it's got. You can follow the other color guides, though Huh, this is kinda turning out to be an all-around shading tutorial (was originally going to just be about black and white)... If you want more, let me know
Black and White:
1. Never start with pure black (#00000) or pure white (#FFFFF).
These are impossible to darken or lighten, respectively, with the Dodge/Burn tool (shading tool of choice). Pure white also tends to be very harsh and takes forever to darken, going to a strange pinkish-yellow (not orange, pinkish-yellow). Black simply does not darken. Additionally, when you lighten it, the color usually lightens far too quickly, leaving more of a contrast t