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Step Nine: Shading #03: Completed

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I follow up by adding the various shadows, as well as using the Gradient Fill on the backgrounds of certain panels to make them look a little better. I should note I don't use layers when I add the shading; I make the changes directly on the image and then save it as a seperate file, so I have several copies: the original unedited page and then this version. Actually by the time the whole process is over, I have about four different files for each comic page, all from various steps of the process. This is just in case I might need an untouched copy later.

Layers would make it much easier to make changes later, but with this much shading that ends up being a LOT of layers and I find it easier to do it this way. I save a copy under a folder called "Computer Shaded."




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