Easy Softcoloring

This tutorial was made using MaiMais lineart :3

It was intended to be used with Photoshop, but other graphic programs can do as well.

For this to work you need:

  • An inked image (digital or otherwise)
  • Have each color on a separate layer (one layer for the hair, one for the skin, one for the shirt, etc)


  • Having the shadows on a different layer is always useful :3 Having the highlight on a new layers is a good thing too!
  • There are little tutorials on multiply shading and on making palettes, be sure to check them out if you’ re lost :3