T-Shirt Tutorial

Please note: These are just my ways of doing things in Paint. I don't use it very much, so there may be easier/quicker ways to do what I am doing, feel free to play around!

1. It's vey easier when you're shading to draw what you think should be there, rather than what is actually there - I should know, I'm the worst offender! Because of this, I've included a picture of a t-shirt so we know what we're aimin for. 2. Feel free to use you own colours, but I have made some palettes to make it a little easier for you - you will find them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, have a go at making your own.
To use the palette, go to Edit/Paste From and locate the colour palettes from where you saved them on your PC. This will open them into the same document as your doll.
For this tutorial, you will need the black palette & a coloured palette.
3. Once in Paint, click on the Brush tool and choose the smallest brush size.
You could use the Pencil tool instead, if you want, but I always find the Brush easier as you just have the "cross-hair" cursor and thins makes it much easier to see what you are actually doing.
4. Use the Pick Color tool to select colour 1 from your palette & draw in the outline of your shirt. 5. Use the Pick Color tool again to select shade 6 in your palette & colour in the interior of your shirt. You can also cleanup any stray pixels at the same time. 6. Select colour 2 from the palette & shade the darkest areas of the top - around the bust & under the arms. I have also used this shade to draw in the stitching around the sleeves, hem & neck.
7. Continue the shading with colour 3. Note the the shading is not symmetrical - depending on how the light falls, one side may be lighter or darker than the other. 8. Expand the shading with colour 4. Don't make the edges of the shading too smooth - if they are ragged, the colours will blend together better. 9. Complete the shading with colour 5. You may want to zoom out on the doll & take a look at the overall effect - you may need to touch up the odd bit of shading if it doesn't look quite right.
Your T-Shirt is complete!
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