Ok so let’s say you drew a circle and now you want to fill it with color quickly. First of all, the key to succes is this magic button:
It’s good to double click on a layer to name it, especially if you work on many of them. Next you click on this magic wand (literally magic):
And do this:
Then you pick whatever color you like.
Easy. Now for the colored lineart (I’m assuming this is what you’re asking for). Make a new layer (it has to be above the lineart layer) and click “Layer clip”. It’s a life saver.
Now all you need to do is to paint across your lineart to color it.
This is how it looks like when the “Layer clip” is unchecked:
The best part of it? You can do shadows the exact same way. The only difference is to have the shadow layer to be above the color layer.
And now for the lighting. I usually play around with it so you have to experiment too. I usually pick the lightest/brightest color (I’m not talking about the yellow color tho, use any hue you want).
Ok, I know what you say, it doesn’t look like much bUT WAIT WHATS THAT-
BOOM. Play around with other options to see how they work. Sometimes I use “multiply” to make shadows. See for yourself, have your fun :D
One last thing: how to make the lighting above the color layer AND the lineart layer? Well you need to make a new folder:
Now move the lineart and the color layers INTO the folder. The lighting layer has to be above the folder. (If the lighting looks too bright for you, play around with the opacity, it’s right below the blend mode.) All done!
At least this is how I do it. I hope it helps! :D