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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. Let’s try using Screentone
  26. Clipping is convenient
  27. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  28. Selection Layer
  29. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  30. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  34. Skirt with Mesh Form
  35. Entering text with Text tool
  36. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  37. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  38. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  39. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  40. Changing image resolution with Resize
  41. Texture with Material tool
  42. Straight Ruler
  43. Circular Ruler
  44. Elliptical Ruler
  45. Radial Ruler
  46. Mirror Ruler
  47. Kaleidoscope Ruler
  48. Array Ruler
  49. Array Ruler for Perspective
  50. Perspective Array Ruler
  51. Stabilizer
  52. Straight line with Drawing tool
  53. Cut, Copy, Paste
  54. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  55. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  56. Filter: Color Balance
  57. Filter: Extract Drawing
  58. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  59. Filter: Mono Color
  60. Filter: Gray Scale
  61. Filter: Black & White
  62. Filter: Posterize
  63. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  64. Filter: Zooming Blur
  65. Filter: Moving Blur
  66. Filter: Mosaic
  67. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  68. Filter: Stained Glass
  69. Filter: Wet Edge
  70. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  71. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  72. Filter: Drop Shadow
  73. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  74. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  75. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  76. Filter: Anime Background
  77. Filter: Manga Background
  78. Filter: Channels Shift
  79. Filter: Sphere Lens
  80. Filter: Blur Frame
  81. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  82. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  83. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  84. Settings window details
  85. Bucket tool details
  86. Blend mode details
  87. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  88. Notes About Tracing