Hey, if I still have to say it by now, I won't go against your daredevil ways.
*Ahem* Anyhoo... a few final things:
Since your layers are still all separated, if you happened to want to tweak or change the color of something completely, you still can do it very easily! In my case, I decided that Cherry Blossom should be a much darker pink, something closer to maroon. So I click on her base body color to make sure its selected. Then I go to Edit>> Adjustments >> Hue/Saturation. I click on colorized and play with the sliders until I find the color I'm looking for:
The only other tweaking I did was to make her secondary body shadows darker so they stand out more. Now I'm happy with her. :)
I always draw the pony's symbol last and color and shade them in the exact same way I do the pony. There are exceptions of course, depending on the symbol. Since they are usually small and will be even smaller when the image is done, I don't worry too much about adding them to the initial sketch. About the only thing I could add to this is that I usually reduce the symbol layer's opacity about 10%, just so it blends better with the body.
Remember way back when I say that locking the transparency in the "Inks" layer would be useful later on? Well this is the moment of truth! You can go the extra step and color your linework to soften up your overall product. First we click on our "Inks" layer to make sure its selected.
As you can see by the little lock besides the name, the layer transparency is still locked.
I choose a color that is darker than the darkest shadow in my picture.
... and hit Alt + Backspace.
I'm not happy with how her eyes look, so I take the same brush I used for inking and choose a dark green. I zoom in on her eyes and very carefully color the lineart around them. I also make the eyelashes black again.
I could do this with her mane and tail but since the colors are similar to each other, its not necessary this time.
Here she is!
Now you can flatten all your layers to reduce the file size. Layers>> Flatten image. Now everything is in one layer. I would recommend flattening your layers before you change your image size. It takes up less RAM when your computer is doing the resizing. If you work with big files like I do, this is a good thing. Oh! and save... no really, save. Most of all...
Experiment! There are so many posibilities!:
I hope this tutorial was helpful to you in some way. :)
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