Why do you Need to Prepare Artwork for Coloring?

Preparing the image allows you to apply colors behind the line art, and have the option to color the line art using color holds.

In this article are two methods of preparing artwork for coloring. Essentially if you want to use color holds, implement Method 2, if you do not want to use color holds, implement method 1.

Method 1 is a quick and basic approach suitable for instances where you will not be coloring the lines using color holds.

Method 2 is a more complex approach that results in artwork with a transparent background and the line art has been prepared for color holds. This method requires the use of a photoshop action that is available for free when you sign up for my mailing list here:

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Which Method do I use?I always use Method 2 because it allows for the possibility of coloring the lines with color holds.

Even if I don’t intend to color the lines, I like to have the option available if a situation arises where applying color holds is the best solution.

Continue reading for the step by step tutorial instructions included in Method 1 and Method 2.

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