14. Making a Gradation (Shading)

Let’s try shading the skin.

First, open the Layer window and add a Paint Layer in addition to the Undercoat layer that you already have. Tap the ①Undercoat layer and then tap the ②+ button. This will create a Paint Layer above the Undercoat layer.

Finally, tap the ①Paint Layer that you just created to make it the Current Layer. Forgetting to make it the Current Layer will create problems in the future so please take care. This is an error that beginners often make.

Select the skin with the Magic Wand, as described in the previous section. First, select the Magic Wand from the Tool Selector. Next let’s open the ①Magic Wand Properties window, set ②Color to ③10% and set the ④Specific layer to the ⑤Undercoat layer.

Let’s select the eyes. Tap and with the Magic Wand to create a selection area.

Next, select the Brush tool and draw pupils in a dark brown color using the Pen (Soft).

Next, open the Brush Properties window and select the ①Airbrush (Trapezoid 20%) and set the size to 95px (pixels).

Color in the top half of the eyes with the Airbrush. Because you have set a selection area it is possible to do the shading without spilling over into other areas. Finally, use a white Pen (Soft) to add in the highlights.

Using the Magic Wand with the Undercoat as reference make a selection, apply color, make another selection, apply color and repeat until you have finished.


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