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12. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat

It’s convenient to color each part separately, so that you will be able to easily change selections and use them as clippings later. At that time, it’s acceptable to use the Brush tool and the Eraser tool, but if there is an area enclosed by a line then you can fill it in completely with the Bucket tool.

An area like this that is enclosed in solid lines can be filled in using the Bucket tool. Next we’ll add a layer for an undercoat.

Open the layer window and tap the ①“+” button to add a new layer for an undercoat. Next, tap the ②Added layer to make it active.

The undercoat layer is beneath the drawing. You may change the order of the layers by dragging the ①Thumbnail image.

Tap the Bucket button on the ①Tool Selection window and select the ②Bucket tool.

Tap the button marked to open the Bucket Settings window.
First, Set ②Bucket Easy Settings to off.
The fill will take the transparency level and color of the starting point and fill in everything within a certain range of the starting point color and transparency at the same transparency level and color. If you would to use the line drawing layer as a boundary, it is a good idea to set ③Opacity at the boundary of your fill range. If you wish to set the Fill Layer or a part of a photo as a boundary, set Color at the boundary of your fill range. We want to use the drawn lines as a boundary in this case, so please tap ③Opacity.
The Strength percentage bar sets the level at which the transparency has to differ from the transparency of the fill start point before a boundary is created. For example, if you set the bar to 0%, only parts of the layer with exactly the same transparency will be filled in. If you select 90%, if the transparency of the start point is 100%, parts of the layer up to 10% transparency (almost opaque) will be filled in. If you select 100%, the whole layer will be filled in regardless of transparency at the start point. In this case, we want to set the ④Strength percentage to 20%.
Next the Reference Layer function. If you select the Current Layer, the Current Layer will be read and filled in.
In the case of selecting the Specific Layer, the Specfic Layer that is selected in ⑥Layer Row is read, and the Current Layer is filled in. When the Canvas Layer is selected, a picture using all the layers combined is read, and the Current Layer is filled in. In this case we are using the sketch as our reference point and want to fill in the Current Layer. Therefore we want to select ⑤Specific Layer, tap ⑥Layer Row, and then select Line Drawing Layer.

Select a color from the Color window. Here we select the ①Hue Thumb and ②Saturation Thumb and drag them to select a skin-tone color.

Now let’s fill in the skin color. Tapping inside the line drawing will fill in the entire area. If there are leaks or the entire layer is filled in then press the Undo button (Go back one step).

The figure above shows how the skin and cloth color has been changed with the Bucket tool.

The figure above shows the difference between a strength setting of 0% and 20%. You can see how a stronger setting leads to more area being filled in. If there are gaps between the fill and the lines then increase the strength as much as possible. Also, expantion it can decrease the number of gaps.
I believe it’s difficult to grasp the Bucket settings. We often hear people say, “I can’t use the Bucket tool because it is buggy. It always fills the entire canvas.” but if you don’t understand it yet, try setting the Edge to Color 10% and the Reference Layer to Canvas and you should achieve the desired results. Also, the Easy Settings often allow one to use the Bucket tool accurately, so if you don’t quite understand the setting yet then turning on “Easy Settings” may help.

After successfully filling in the layer window it will look like this when opened. ① is the line drawing layer, ② is the undercoat fill layers. Once the undercoat is complete you can easily fill in that area with Clipping or select it with the Magic Wand.

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Let's Take a Look at Some Sample Artwork
  3. Start Creating an Artwork
  4. Toolbar and Tool Selection
  5. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  6. About Layers
  7. Let’s Trace
  8. Undo and Eraser
  9. Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  10. Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  11. Select Colors in the Color window
  12. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  13. Turn Clipping On
  14. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  15. Quick Eyedropper Function
  16. Create Highlights and Shadows
  17. Paste a Texture
  18. Let's Merge Layers
  19. Sign Your Artwork
  20. View Your Artwork
  21. Post Your Artwork
  22. Share Your Artwork
  23. Remove-Ads Add-on
  24. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  25. Stabilizer
  26. Let’s try using Screentone
  27. Clipping is convenient
  28. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  29. Selection Layer
  30. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  31. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  32. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  33. Naming your layers to manage them
  34. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  35. Skirt with Mesh Form
  36. Entering text with Text tool
  37. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  38. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  39. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  40. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  41. Changing image resolution with Resize
  42. Texture with Material tool
  43. Cut, Copy, Paste
  44. Ruler: Straight Ruler
  45. Ruler: Circular Ruler
  46. Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  47. Ruler: Radial Ruler
  48. Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  49. Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  50. Ruler: Array Ruler
  51. Ruler: Array Ruler for Perspective
  52. Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  53. Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  54. Drawing Tool: Rectangele
  55. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  56. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  57. Filter: Color Balance
  58. Filter: Extract Drawing
  59. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  60. Filter: Mono Color
  61. Filter: Gray Scale
  62. Filter: Black & White
  63. Filter: Posterize
  64. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  65. Filter: Zooming Blur
  66. Filter: Moving Blur
  67. Filter: Mosaic
  68. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  69. Filter: Stained Glass
  70. Filter: Wet Edge
  71. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  72. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  73. Filter: Drop Shadow
  74. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  75. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  76. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  77. Filter: Auto Paint
  78. Filter: Anime Background
  79. Filter: Manga Background
  80. Filter: Channels Shift
  81. Filter: Sphere Lens
  82. Filter: Table
  83. Filter: Blur Frame
  84. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  85. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  86. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  87. Settings window details
  88. Bucket tool details
  89. Blend mode details
  90. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  91. Notes About Tracing