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Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha
Finally a hair tutorial! I know several of you wanted one! This one is of my current wallpaper WIP. :D Download for full size. Do NOT steal.

Edit 2: Follow along with its PSD! [link]

Edit: AND THE WALLPAPER IS COMPLETE!!!! [link]

This coloring/re-cging tutorial/walkthrough is rather advanced and assumes knowledge on using the pen tool. See my Vectoring tutorial [link] if you don't know how. :) This tutorial shows my coloring style and hopes to bring a new perspective to those struggling with hair. Enjoy!

Screenshots are about 80% the size of the original psd.
The whole process is about 6-9 hours. I do lots of experimentation and...multitasking! XD

Please ask if you have any questions!
If you have further questions on vector masks, take a look at my Vector Mask Painting tutorial: [link] too.

See full sized (100%) gif process. WARNING large gif animation won't load on some computers. [link]

Or see a (super low quality) small gif as well! [link]

Character is (c) Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan/Yone Kazuki
The original scan [link]
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:iconhejmdal:
Hejmdal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
This is amazing :) It helped me a lot in improving my skills. So yeah! Thanks :D
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome. :D Glad it was helpful!
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:iconbariorinmugen:
BariorinMugen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Wow oh my god! 0.0 thanks
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:iconjaytheleaf:
JayTheLeaf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
.... I saw his face and I blushed- that has never happened before....
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:iconmarhutchy:
MarHutchy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconqwistie:
Qwistie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! :hug:
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad to help! :D
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:iconapocalypsebiscuit:
ApocalypseBiscuit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So awesome. :happybounce: 
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Yubi-Yubi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't even fair!
I am so jealous of how amazing your artwork is. (And I can't thank  enough for this tutorial ^q^) I love you style, you coloring, just everything! Perfect!
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my, thank you! XD Though I don't take credit for this character, I'm glad you like how I color and found the tutorial useful! :3
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Sephrith Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your tutorials!
May I ask if you are using a graphics tablet for creating these works of art.
If (Yes)
then may I ask what graphics tablet it is?
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Actually I am in the process of making some more tutorials right now! :) And yes, I use a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (6x8).
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aengshin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi MissNysha!

i've finally taken up my works again and i actually based one of my wallpapers on minitokyo off of your beautiful work (you probably don't remember, FHsierra1078 XD) but anyways, coming back after YEARS i finally have some time on my hands to try this again...i would love learn this but i think my biggest problem is not knowing how to use the vector mask...any tips on how to start off with that? thank you so much!!

also, is this done with a tablet?
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello there!

Let's see...have you checked out my more in depth tut on Vector Masks yet? fav.me/d39rah2

Making them does not require a tablet since it's essentially the same as making vector shapes, though if you wanted to paint in them then using a tablet is useful for the pressure sensitivity.

Let me know if you have any further questions!
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aengshin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh perfect!! i'll take a look at your tutorial thank you!
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Galenia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much! It is absolutely useful! *w*
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you found it useful! :D
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1Nat1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
подскажите пожалуйста ,каким образом в самом начале(когда написано фон фиолетовый  и делать путь )на втором сравнительном рисунке, нужно выделять волосы,ни как не получается (при построении пути и создании векторной маски  у меня выделяется лишь частями  цвет),спасибо :) 
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry I do not speak Russian. :( Even with Google translate it is still hard to understand your question.
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1Nat1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
<font><font>извините, но спасибо за ответ на вопрос </font></font>:) (Smile) 
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1Nat1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
<font><font class="">пожалуйста, скажите мне, как в начале (когда написано фиолетовым фоном и делать между прочим) на втором сравнительное число нужно выделить волосы, ни не работает (при построении пути, и вы создать векторную маску я выделил только часть цветов ), спасибо :)</font></font>
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YokaiTenshi95 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know if this can be done on manga studio 5?
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I do not actually! I have no experience with that program to give you an answer unfortunately. Thanks for taking a look though!
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:iconyokaitenshi95:
YokaiTenshi95 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! I'm gonna try and figure this out lol XD 
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! =) :la:
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Glad you found it useful!
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:iconkativond:
kativonD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
thank you so much :)
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:iconemoravergirl:
EmoRaverGirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate the pen tool so much XD I can never get it but hopefully this will help a bit XD 
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
The pen tool gets easier to use with practice! It's a very handy and versatile tool once you get the hang of it. Good luck! :)
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strawberrimilktea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
SO SEXY.
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KarenBraun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAzingg!!Thanks for shering this! I'll use it a lot!! Great technic!
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tips :D
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lokerty00 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
huhu T_T i really need to start the basic level, hehe... so i can try this.. yehey nice this is great
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I may have written the tutorial overly technical...but the overall method took me a few years to discover on my own, so don't give up! Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Good luck! :)
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Ginissi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, read it for a second time. PS CS2. got it. 
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:iconginissi:
Ginissi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, i have a question then. 

I might have missed it in the details. but are you using Adobe Photoshop? 
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deboratsuki Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!!! thank you!!!
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:iconnaka-san:
Naka-San Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Very great tutorial! Thank you!
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IIMikuruII Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omygod *n*
amazing <3
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Kamame Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Wow... amazing.. Thanks for making this tutorial!! :heart:
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:iconlat3mur:
Lat3mur Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this! I love the way you colour the hair, amazing detailed tutorial!
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:iconmissnysha:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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rtj3000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Best tut ive seen so far but i dont have photoshop... Is it possible to do the same effects u have here and paint tool si and how? ??
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MissNysha Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I've only used SAI once, but I don't believe SAI can use vector masks the same way photoshop can. And SAI does not have all the layer blending modes to mix the same colors I have here. But as long as there's a way to mask boundaries and layer colors, then essentially the basics remain the same! :) The only way to find out is to try!
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:iconrtj3000:
rtj3000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks didnt understand the technical stuff here but i will try it
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:iconpkachu-kun:
pkachu-kun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how your hair coloring style gets a realistic effect on its details :love:
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:iconcovert15:
covert15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! TRYING IT NOW!!!
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:iconla-souffrance:
LA-Souffrance Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Im prob too old to be this good :/
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KamuiKistune Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great Work! i was wondering, what program do you use to do this?
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