Chalk Pastels and Oogoo Coloring

Use chalk pastels to create custom colors of silicone “Oogoo.” This is my contribution to the long tradition of Oogoo tutorials on Instructables. Oogoo is the name given to a quick-drying, easy-to-mold material made from silicone caulk and corn starch. The cornstarch makes the silicone caulk dry more quickly so it’s easier to work with, […]

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Coloring, Shading, and Effects in Photoshop-part 2

Step 5: Highlights For highlights, I use a softer brush and a more general light. I select the color layer because I use the softer brush on the edges of the artwork, and the selection helps to prevent color from leaving the artwork and spilling onto the background, which could be problematic if you decide […]

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Coloring, Shading, and Effects in Photoshop- part 1

A lot of beginner Photoshoppers have a tough time figuring out how to color their artwork. This is one method (out of many) for coloring that I employ. I draw my lineart traditionally, and scan it in using my 3-in-1 printer. Freshly scanned in, and you can see the mistakes and plenty of other stuff […]

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Medieval Coloring Book-part 2

Step 6: Add Text If you would like, add text to your image.I added the name, year, and location of the original brass work that this image was based on. Use a font appropriate to your project.I also turned the text sideways to make use of the unused vertical space to the side of the […]

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Medieval Coloring Book-part 1

Recently, I was visiting my Public Library’s Book Sale Fundraiser. As a “Friend of the Library”, I get in to see the used books for sale before the general public. Because of it, I was able to see some really neat books which may have otherwise been sold before I got there. One book in […]

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7 Expert Tips for Making a Fun & Functional Coloring Page

It’s no secret that coloring books for grown-ups are all the rage these days. Creating your own coloring book pages is a fun challenge for artists, whether it’s just for family and friends or for a client. If you don’t know where to get started, these tips for making a coloring book page will get you started on the […]

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How to Make a Coloring Book-part 2

Step 11: Move the Black Slider The graph should look like a steep hill with three sliders underneath it. Move the black slider most of the way to the right, so it sits just at the base of the hill, before it becomes very steep. You should see your image darken dramatically. Step 12: Move […]

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How to Make a Coloring Book-Part 1

Turn your family photos into fun kids’ coloring books for free! This simple tutorial will teach you how to turn any photograph into black and white outlines that you can print out at home. What better way to keep your kids entertained on a rainy day or a holiday weekend? I used a free online image editing […]

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HOW TO USE CANVA TO CREATE COLORING PAGES + PRINTABLE WALL ART

 She’s also moving into a new dorm apartment next month which means she’ll need just about everything. Since the bank of mom doesn’t have unlimited funds, we try to be practical and budget-friendly when it comes to decorating her space. One of our favorite ways to brighten up her space is to print out coloring […]

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Draw a Cute Easter Bunny in 10 Easy Steps-Part 2

Step 5 Let’s make a nose from a triangle. Find the Polygon Tool in the Tools panel and double-click it to create a 3-sided shape. Turn your triangle upside down and use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to make the corners slightly rounded by pulling the circle marker of the Live Corners or setting the value manually in the control panel on top. I set the Corners value […]

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