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Tones in photoshop by ryo-hakkai Tones in photoshop by ryo-hakkai
What you are about to see is something that is for web-comic based. The digital tones done using photoshop is not suitable for production-based, unless you have a very high-tech printer that can print in higher level of dpi o__O

Since people kept asking me about how to do tones in photoshop. This is just a basic example of how to do tones basically, and not how to do certain tones (you have to do that on your own). I expect that you should know how to do it based on the examples shown. :/ (if the links doesn't work, try again later)

1- [link]
2- [link]
3- [link]
4- [link]
5- [link]
6- [link]
7- [link]

It's like CG basically, only that the difference is that it's in black and white format, and that there's none of those shading stuff X3 You can skip using the oekaki tones shown if you want but i usually use them :/ since i hate my tones to look so.. silky. You can take referrences from the actual mangas and/or you could just scan in some of your leftover tones in high dpi format and then save it as a pattern in your photoshop (just select a part of it with a marquee tool, then edit > define pattern and then just fill in the area with the fill bucket that's got the pattern option toggled on)

Examples of the tones that i've made in photoshop :

[link] - done with the pencil tool and added noise filter.
[link] - done with the airbrush tool and added noise filter.
[link] - done by drawing the rose with white paint on a gray background (which is then noised)
[link] - done by using the airbrush tool, eclipse tool,dodge tool and burn tool. Noised then added oekaki tone.
[link] - done using airbrush tool, then using the sparkle-shaped brush option. Then burn a bit on the edges here and there.

That's all i can say, i'm bad at teaching so i'm just doing my job in giving out the main idea. Just try it out or, if you're plain lazy, just find some available custom-made tones off some sites. :3
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SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to let you know, the 4th link doesn't work no matter how hard I tried. I consider you update with the new one. Thank you
AyaNyu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you!~ :iconiloveyouplz:
beefeebrillate Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
omg you saved my life! thank you sooo much :icondeathhugplz:
ruala--x Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Ooh, I've been wanting to try a look like this! Thanks for the tutorial!
Falceto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Finally! I've found the easiest way on toning! Thank you! ^^
RikusShadow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Does this work for Photoshop Elements, too?

I haven't played around in it, so I'm not sure if it does or not. ^^;

This is a great tutorial, though. I'll be sure to use it if I ever get CS.
Doodley Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
The noise filter is the best!
Thanks for the tip!
yamazakimiyu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one! Thanks for sharing.
The-Diet-Elf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK you. So much. /= |
Fantisation Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool tutorial! Neatly organized! It was easy to understand, so I picked right up! P:

I only have two questions:

So when you say "get some tones from an oekaki" are you just repeating the tone in, like, a small canvas, then save it and open it in PS?

And, after Step 5, did you eliminate the rest of the screen tone with the eraser, or something?

Thenkyeww. :D
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