ibisPaint

News

Tutorials

11. 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 ② Added layer to make it active.

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

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

Tap the button marked to open the Bucket Settings window.
First, Set ② Bucket 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 ③ Opacity 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 ③ Opacity.
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 ④ Strength 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 ⑥ Layer 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 ⑤ Specific Layer, tap ⑥ Layer Row, and then select Line Drawing Layer.

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