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24. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply

It is good training to trace line drawings, but if you want to take a shortcut and just apply color, or if you want to apply color to someone else’s line drawing you can use the Multiply blend mode.

First, open the ①Layer window, tap ②Import from Photo Library and then select an image. Images with white parts that are very white are easier to work with and produce better results. After loading the image, it might be a good idea to adjust the “Brightness & Contrast” from the filters in the FX button.

Next, place the image using a ①one finger drag, and then set the size you want using ②two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out. Finally, tap the ③End button.

Drag the transparent ①Thumbnail (small image) above the image and then tap it to make it the Current Layer.

Tap part of the Layer window which reads ①Normal and change it to ②Multiply from the list. This will change the Current Layer (the transparent layer) to Multiply mode.

Applying color to a Multiply layer creates a color which is made from the multiplication of the applied color and the color on the layer beneath it. If the lower color is black then the result will be black (as black is defined as 0, and 0 multiplied by 0 is 0). If the lower color is white then the color will not change (as white is defined as 1, and anything multiplied by 1 remains the same). In ibisPaint colors are given a number from 0-1 depending on their brightness. Multiplying a number by a number between 0 and 1 will produce a result which is either the same number or less than that number. This means that the result will be the same color or a darker color.
Simply put, the Multiply layer will be the brush color where the layer underneath is white and black where it is black.

Since a solid block of color is not very interesting, a new layer has been added above, clipping has been applied, and opacity has been lowered to 20%. Selecting Marker from the Brush Tool, we can add a bit of duality to our image creating something unique. To finish from the Filter menu the "Wet Edge" has been selected to give the impression of a watercolor image.

The finished example looks like a hand drawn sketch that has been colored in. Doing it this way makes for a different feel to an all digital artwork.

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