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Pokemon Heroes Tutorial by Ry-Spirit Pokemon Heroes Tutorial by Ry-Spirit
Here is a tutorial for how I did the Pokemon Heroes [link] picture as many as asked. This is usually how I work but can change from times to times... but this is how I did it for THIS picture. I used photoshop CS1.

Step 1: Draw a rough idea of what it will look like on paper with a pencil, then using a black pen outline the parts which looks good, of course then you rub out the pencil sketch. Now scan it to your computer and use photoshop to clean up the mess as well as thickening certain lines etc.

Step 2: Do a base color over the picture, you can do that by magic wanding certain parts of the picture then on a new layer paint the colors you want over it and give it a 'multiply' blending effect so the colors will not go over the black area of your line art. I just use magic wand because it is the fastest.

Step 3: So far we have 2 layers, the line art and the color layers. In step 3 I like to add the shadows, I usually do it by using the polygonal lasso tool to select the area you want to darken and then use brightness/contrast to darken it. A good idea is to imagine where the lights are coming from and imagine what effect it will have to the character.

Step 4: Adding details! As you can tell I love having gradient effects over my characters. I do this by magic wanding certain parts and then using the burn/lighten tool to give it gradient effect (I use this tool because it is fast and easy to control). I also added finishing touches of colors over the characters to give them a tint so they seems to be more in line with the background. For some characters I also added some reflections on their hair and shiny parts of their body like the pokeball.

So here it is! As you can tell the steps are not very difficult, but it just takes time and patience and you will definately need a good eye for colors, proportion and lighting. A famous saying is "Photoshop is not hard to use, but making the work look good is the hard part". If you have more questions you can ask me and I can explain them in more details.

Here is the link to the final picture again:D I haven't done a tutorial since a year ago! [link]
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:iconkoumiri:
Koumiri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
in 2 steps step1draw the boxes. Step2 DRAW ALL THE FUCKING REST!
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Kashuse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
And U where are U ??? XDXDXD
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momokairox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
aaah... still an AMAZING job with a mouse, though. @.@
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this work.. I did.

but now that I know how to use a graphic tablet, mouse is history
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momokairox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
wait wait wait.... you did this with a MOUSE?!?!?!?! O.O
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks:D thats nice of u
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BrokenLuck12 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
You did amazing in these pictures, and the step-by step process is a nice touch to show how it looks as you progressed through the drawing. I really like how you did Red, Blue and Brendan(Ruby if you go by Pokemon Special).
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Bridge-X Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Wow. I don't even I could draw step one O.O.... Damn my crappy anime drawing skills....
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:iconhayamika:
HayaMika Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
Wow. This is Awesome! =D
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aww no biggie. good luck. work hard and practice to achieve it;)
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PanicTopaz Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I have photoshop elements 5.0 which I do use lighter and darker colors, I just have trouble with those kind of things
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
really?
wat photoshop version r u using? maybe its there and u just dont no it. Or if no burn or dodge, then just use a darker color to darken and a lighter color to lighten (The appropriate way) I just use dodge and burn cos I am lazy
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PanicTopaz Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
On Step 4 I I don't have a burn nor a dodge tool, so is there another alternative...

I love the epic inking shading there, I might do that from now on
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Hyper-Shan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, this looks epic! I espesially like Gold/Jimmy & Saphire/May!
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MechaBuu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I agree. The tablet is more smoother than the mouse.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
for this work, fully mouse. lots of lasso tool n then brush, but i would recommend tablet to create a more interesting effect (on my view anyway)
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MechaBuu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
You make the look so easy, but you have experience.

Question: What tool did you use to make this? Mouse or Tablet?
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iLOVEpeaceANDcookies Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
omg....WOW!! I mean real life is way better , but its way scary too. thats why im rlly shy around lots of ppl....
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
um.. i was sad for.. a while. then i got over it. in fact it helps me focus more on life rather than the online world... so its a fair game. um yeah yeah
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iLOVEpeaceANDcookies Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
If I COULD I WOULD~!!! I ate my hands though... So there is a problem.... Wat do you think i should do.... Do you have an online playlist??? you know like playlist.com? I do but i dont have lots of friends on there.... boo.... some ppl are weird too.... its scary, yet fun at the same time~!!!! So hows life. gosh we havent talked in a long time. Were you sad when you werent able to submit art for two weeks???
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Foxyvulpixie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stars at the epicness*
thanks for makin' this! LOL I like GC male charactar he's cool.
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Lol-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student Writer
They're programs that were meant more for digital-ish traditional artwork/anime. I think paint.net is one, but I haven't checked it out. Open Canvas is also one I believe too. Most oetakis usually are specified for drawling tablets, which means either scribbling hard or frustratingly slamming the pen changed the depth of the color~
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Pikachibi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Teacher-YEAHBOY!
Me: o.o xD
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awww ok then:D well thanks.. i shall not let u and your boys down
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
probably, DRAW SOMETHING!
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Chibi-Miyavi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
wow !suge*_*
i'll try it ^^
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Pikachibi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Nothing,my English teacher is nice and likes to encourage people when it comes to expressing themselves x3. It makes me happy -is class clown- I can talk bout hobos and have fun without getting in trouble as long as it has some logic behind it -thumbs up- xD
I'm just lucky,she would probably be
HOLY!!1623876782! My boys idolize yoouuu! If she saw yours xD
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:iconilovepeaceandcookies:
This might come in handy one day.
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaaah awwww thats cool! i used to draw in my test papers as well.. but no feedbacks! what is wrong with my drawing?!
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
of course! those are the absolue best!
iknow i want to capture mor of my everyday silly life, but alas...NO CAMERA! =T.T= i gave my old one that was held together with a huge rubber band to my brother. i swear it was as old as him!
so now i waite.
i want a Nikon D90...but thats pretty pricy...I was a good quality pixel simple digital camera. But i have no idea how to even start camera shopping!
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Pikachibi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
xD In english I doodled on a test(hey I was bored xD) and then when I got it back My teacher wrote "My boys liked your pictures,very cute" on it xD
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
my maths class had no computer... it was a bad class, all my classmates were either chatting or making paper aeroplane. I was like the only one who weren't like that! I was in a corner drawing.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! i try to take pics of wat i like doing because I know that sooner or later I would have to grow up and doing those things would make people think of me as weird... so its wat they call it as treasure the moment? and capture it on photo? soemthing like that but u get the idea
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
haha i feel im lazy because i paint! i think photoshop takes focus and stuff!
but omh i cant waite to update my photos! they are really something!
i will soon =^.^=!!
and yourphotos are cute as well !!very creative!! and focused on things about you and what you like!
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Pikachibi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Ah I wish my teacher was like dat. Then I can screw up his computer xDDD
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I remember I used to have a math teacher who would say he has to get something from the office half way through the class, then we never ever see him again for the rest of the day..
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
your photos r awesome. I really like them:D and painting must take more effort and time.. the reason i use photoshop is because I am lazy
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IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
k, cool
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johnercek Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
:-)
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Pikachibi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
xD I suppose so. My math teacher looks kinda like a lumberjack hobo on crack.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol... that is random but funny
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:iconry-spirit:
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hey that is kinda cool. thx for the tips
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
it seems so ! your work is right on with the detail and everything ! Like i cant tell if youuse tablet or not actualy! i find doing the graphic stuff much toooo..like...i dono looking at the same spot for HRS ...it just kills my eyes.

awe! your skill is great! atleast its digital !! and great digital ! whle mine is still paint and take a photo and hope it turns out fine hehe !
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hold on a second! what on earth is oetakis? if it makes life easier. u must tel me!
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am probably the only guy who works a lot with photoshop and does these kinda art but without the skill of using graphic tablet! Pencil and rubber... will work fine with me for now. I feel like a country boy pretending to be a city junky@@"
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yup just that. a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a color with black. So I mean to say tint and shade. But yes, new layer then play with blending settings. one of the best thing about photoshop
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IrvingBrew Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
what do you mean exactly by giving a tint so they seem to be more in line with the background? Do you make a new layer on top with a solid color and mess with the blending settings or is it something else?
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Foxxy-Tomo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
this is very good! i really like how cell three and cell four have the different backgrounds! it does look hard to do !
i always knew to draw it out, then go over it in ink, but then once you scan it in and want to do the black lines on the comp to make them sharper and fresh, thats what gets me.
I just need to tinker more with it!! But they way you descrribed it is how i imagined how useing photoshop worked! I always asumed ppl used tablet art!! but this is most deffently helpful!
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