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March 2, 2009
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Painting via Adjustment Layers by fox-orian Painting via Adjustment Layers by fox-orian
Updated description written in April 2013:
This is a funky tutorial I made back in the day before I learned how to paint with straight-up color. These days I'd recommend using these filters for COLOR CORRECTION ONLY, not painting an entire image with them like I do here in the tutorial. Still, the tutorial serves its purpose to introduce you to how powerfully helpful adjustment layers are.

Enjoy all the same!
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Given 2009-03-19
Painting via Adjustment Layers by =fox-orian is an extensive tutorial that not only explains the uses of adjustment layers and masks in photoshop ,but will guide you through this flexible process of coloring your image with the ability and freedom to edit whenever you wish. ( Suggested by coolmarvin and Featured by znow-white )
IbugZ Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Very helpful tutorial Thank u very much<3
Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw hit the keyboard with this... this is incredibly helpful and informative. I'm new at photoshop, so a lot of tutorials kinda go over my head, but this one was right at my level (especially with that helpful 'basic' part at the beginning)
TamashiNoHana Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the tutorial >.< .. this really helps me!!
mitablue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student
Thanks so much for your GREAT tut <3
imagazzell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Can you please explain what you mean by now painting with "straight-up color"? I'm not quite sure what that means in the digital art realm... This old method seems brilliant, so I'd love to know what you've found to be even better. Either way, beautiful work, sir!
catna2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is the exact tut that I have been looking for for a long time! Thank you so much Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I MUST TRY THIS!! thanks!
ShanghaiSlave Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol. well it seems like a good starting point at least.
fox-orian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I used to! Years ago. Today, I do straight-up, regular painting with color and pure color theory. The last time I used this coloring technique was like.... 2010 XD
ShanghaiSlave Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So this is how you get those vibrant, energetic scenes! damn. I salute you! 
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