3.Touching Up Using the [Blending mode] of the Layers

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Shadow is added to the clothing using the [Blending mode] of the layers. Changing the [Blending mode] of the layers allows you to apply various effects to areas where the color overlaps with layers below.


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Drawing Shadow Using the "Multiply" Blending Mode

Add shadow using a layer whose [Blending mode] is set to [Multiply]. The content drawn on the [Multiply] layer is multiplied by the color value on the layer below to create a darker color, making this mode ideal for adding shadow. If the color on the layer below is pure white, there is no change to the color. The darker the color on the layer below, the darker the color that is created relative to the layer below.


<Preparing the Layers>


1 While the "Clothing 2" layer is selected on the [Layer] palette, click [New Raster Layer].

Double click the layer name of the layer you have created and change the layer name to "Clothing 2: Shadow".


2 While the "Clothing 2: Shadow" layer is selected, click [Clip at Layer Below] on the [Layer] palette.


3 Set the [Blending mode] of the "Clothing 2" layer to [Multiply].


<Drawing the Shadows>


1 Select the [Airbrush] tool on the [Tool] palette and select [Soft] from the [Sub tool] palette.


2 Draw a light purple gradient for the shadow, paying attention to the overall shape (roundness) of the stole.


3 Select the [Brush] tool from the [Tool] palette and select [Opaque watercolor] from the [Sub tool] palette.


4 Add shadows with clear border lines along the folds of the stole.


Drawing Light Areas Using the "Screen" Blending Mode

Lighten some areas using a layer whose [Blending mode] is set to [Screen]. A color lighter than the layer below is created for the content drawn on the [Screen] layer, making this mode ideal for highlights and other light areas. If the color on the layer below is pure black, there is no change to the color. The lighter the color on the layer below, the lighter the color that is created relative to the layer below.


<Preparing the Layers>


1 While the "Clothing 2: Shadow" layer is selected on the [Layer] palette, click [New Raster Layer].

Double click the layer name of the layer you have created and change the layer name to "Clothing 2: Light".


2 While the "Clothing 2: Light" layer is selected on the [Layer] palette, click [Clip at Layer Below].


3 On the [Layer] palette, set the [Blending mode] of the "Clothing 2: Light" layer to [Screen].


<Drawing the Light Areas>


1 Select the [Airbrush] tool on the [Tool] palette and select [Soft] on the [Sub tool] palette.


2 Select dark red on the [Color Wheel] palette and color the left shoulder area in dark red using the [Airbrush] tool.

While the drawn color is dark, the drawn color will be slightly lighter than the original color as the [Blending mode] is set to "Screen".


3 Select dark purple on the [Color Wheel] palette and lightly color the right shoulder area.


4 Coloring of the stole is now complete.


Using the layer blending mode allows you to lighten, darken or deepen the colors in the illustration based on the ground color. This is particularly useful for adding shadows to patterned areas such as the stole in this example.


Touching Up the Other Areas

<Coloring the Boots>

Touch up the boots on the "Clothing 2" layer. This area can be drawn directly onto the "Clothing 2" layer as no complex color divisions are needed.


1 Select the "Clothing 2" layer on the [Layer] palette and click [Lock Transparent Pixel].


2 Use the [Soft] sub tool of the [Airbrush] tool to draw in a light blue gradient from the toe upward.


3 Touch up the highlights using the [G-pen] sub tool of the [Pen] tool.


4 Using the [Refer other layers] sub tool of the [Fill] tool, fill the shadow of the skirt in a slightly darker color.


5 Coloring of the boots is now complete.


<Coloring the Clothing>

Add another layer and touch up the drawn areas of the "Clothing 1" layer using light and dark gradients.


1 While the "Clothing 1" layer is selected on the [Layer] palette, click [Create New Raster Layer] twice.

Two new raster layers are created.s


2 Double click the layer name of each layer you have created and change the layer names to "Clothing 1: Light" and "Clothing 1: Shadow".

Change the stacking order of the layers to "Clothing 1: Light" → "Clothing 1: Shadow" → "Clothing 1" (top to bottom).


3 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Clothing 1: Light" layer. Change the [Blending mode] of the layer to [Screen] and click [Clip at Layer Below].


4 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Clothing 1: Shadow" layer. Change the [Blending mode] of the layer to [Multiply] and click [Clip at Layer Below].


5 Select the [Airbrush] tool on the [Tool] palette and select [Soft] on the [Sub tool] palette.


6 Select pale blue on the [Color Wheel] palette.


7 Select "Clothing 1: Shadow" and use the [Airbrush] tool to touch up the shadow color area with a gradient.

In areas where the shadow color is adjacent to the white background, create a selection using the [Refer to all layers] sub tool of the [Auto select] tool before drawing with the [Airbrush] tool.


After you have finished drawing, click the [Selection] menu → [Deselect] to deselect the selected area.

Draw clear border lines using the [Pen] tool.


8 When you have finished touching up the shadow areas, select pale yellow on the [Color Wheel] palette.


9 Color the white background using the [Airbrush] tool.


1 0When you have finished touching up the shadow areas, select the "Clothing 1: Light" layer and use the [Airbrush] tool to touch up the lighter areas where light is reflected.


1 1Coloring of the clothing is now complete.

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