STEP 1: PREPARING YOUR IMAGE FOR COLORING.
Scroll up and save the image of Naruto if you have not already. You can name it whatever you want, as long as you know where to find it. Then, if it isn't open already, open Photoshop
. Click Open
, and select the image you just saved.
Now that the file is opened, look to the bottom right hand corner in the box where it "Layers
". Click on the tab labeled "Channels
". You will see four channels--RGB
, and Blue
. Select the Blue
channel, and either right-click and select Duplicate Channel
, OR, click and drag the Blue channel to the Create New Channel
icon. Both methods will produce the same result.
Your Channels window should now look like this:
Return to the Layers
Create a New Layer
. You can do this by either going to Layer > New
, or simply entering the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + New
on your keyboard. Name this new layer "Lines
". With Lines
still selected, go to the menu and click the Select
drop-down menu. On the drop-down menu, select Load Selection
. Select the following settings:
Switch to the Background
layer. Either using Paintbucket
or the Brush
tool, color it white. All of it. Make sure the BACKGROUND LAYER
is selected. Go back to the Lines
layer, and, using the Paintbucket
tool and the color Black
, click once
. Your Layers window should look like this:
The black lines and colored parts of the image have all been transferred to the Lines transparency, leaving YOU to color in the white areas without having to worry about coloring over the lines.
END OF STEP 1.