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Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty
As I promised to some of the people here, I'm releasing the first tutorial here.

This is the tutorial for how to do soft cell shading on Photoshop, based on my experience.

The version of Photoshop used in the tutorial is 6. If you use later versions, names of tools/modes and/or allocation of shortcut keys might be different.
I'm working on Windows, so if you use Mac please change these notations as: Ctrl to Command, Alt to Option.

I just hope it helps you.
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TimidOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just learned something new,especially the layer lock and put on any color above it.I apply tat at autodesk,since I always draw on my ipad *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) 
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The-Bubble-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just want to say thank you, your tutorial helped me so much.  I haven't drawn in months and using the guidelines from your tutorial I was able to finish a piece that I made as a gift for a friend!

So thank you! :D
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moffinator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Great stuff. Both educational, smart and easy to follow. Fav
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LadyDezzie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this tut! So helpful for me as I am just learning photoshop.
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hoangkhanh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Just want to say thank you. Your tutorials are amazing and helped me a lot!
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mrstopid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student
thanks! one of the must detailed tutorials iv´e seen yet
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irsyadvl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
thanks ^^
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irsyadvl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
useful tutorial ^^
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Arrel-G Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Amazingly well done tutorial. I learned some features that I didn't even know about.
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Nina-Frost Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you!! 
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Going to be giving this a try soon I hope! It looks really helpful :3
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RobertRijkers Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
when I press the download, I get a popup with this same page again?

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Everknight117 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
just press download again in the popup of the same page :)
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ShanghaiSlave Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i've noticed this "download links to same page thing" is apparently because you leave the page on and come back in like, 5 minutes.

guess that's what the "token=<some code>"  at the end of the DL url is for.
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RobertRijkers Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
it worked straight away this time ;p     great tut..not just on cell shading but also on layer use !!
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ryuunosukes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I might use this later...
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bigcheda Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful!! Thanks! :D
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TurboTails06 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I learned from this tutorial and this is the result! [link]

Thank you very much!
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Leehanah10 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Umm... i seriously don't see the 'Download image' anywhere. Someone help ME!!!!!!
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AliciaMarieLivs Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On right side of the page, right under other deviation reccomendations :D
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mangagirlxxx07 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Uhhh, is this supposed to be a tutorial, cause there is only a pic ^^;
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doggeddog Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Click 'Download Image'
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mangagirlxxx07 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Oh, thnx!! :D
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quirksome Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? :heart:
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Daemon-Moeroris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is the best tutorial on soft cell shading I've ever seen.
I'm using SAI and not photoshop but this still helps alot in understanding how this shading style works at all.
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Lavux Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I was stuck in your tutorial in the part where you say you have to 'group' the layers so that you only color on the basecolor layer, but I'm pretty sure you mean 'clipping'. Using control+g creates a group where you can put your files if all the layers get to confusing. Using Alt while clicking between the two layers will create a clipping mask, which is what you showed in your tutorial.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but I just wanted to let you know :meow:
It's still a good tutorial tho. :)
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alligatorsky6199 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do I get to the next page?
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TheLonelyPigeon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Click "Download" on the right side of the image. Then you'll get the entire thing.
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alligatorsky6199 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks!!
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FlyingCatsandGlitter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Very informative; a wonderful tutorial that covered most of my questions on shading and lighting~ great job :iconsuperw00tplz:
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JunsuiJira Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant view anything o3o?
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smirk-glare Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thanks, this tutorial is great and sooo helpful
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lost-soul-4ever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
how do i get to the tutorial
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mauveamygirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hit the download button
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cjtrunk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks! I used this tutorial here [link]
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Iskarien Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely great. As complex as it needs to be, yet very simple to understand.
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chikido Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i like it ^^
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LiLKANDiiKiTTY Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is very helpful =) Thanks a lot!
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MorningLaughter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
i can't seem to find it anymore.:(
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Calibi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Click "download image" :)
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MorningLaughter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks friend !
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