ibisPaint

News

Tutorials

23. 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 ① Layer window, tap ② Import 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 ① one finger drag, and then set the size you want using ② two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out. Finally, tap the ③ End button.

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

Tap part of the Layer window which reads ① Normal and change it to ② Multiply 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. 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