Computers for Colorers: How to Alter Digital Stamps. Improve your Copic Coloring with Customized Images

Computers for Colorers: How to Alter Digital Stamps.  Improve your Copic Coloring with Customized Images

Computers for Colorers #4: Alter Your Digital Stamps

In today’s issue of Computers for Colorers, Kathy shares her technical expertise and shows us how simple it is to alter digital stamps.

Her easy step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to alter or eliminate unwanted objects from images and create new variations of your digital stamps.

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Do your flowers look fake?

Do you dream of coloring realistic flowers with Copic Markers, colored pencils, or even watercolor? Do you practice— coloring lots of flower stamps and trying out new tutorials… but you never seem to get the look of a real flower? My latest video at YouTube is a free lesson on why traditional Copic blending techniques fail miserably when it comes to florals. It’s not you. It’s the technique…

Computers for Colorers: How to Print Black Digital Stamps in Soft Gray. Improve your Copic Coloring with No-Line Images

Computers for Colorers: How to Print Black Digital Stamps in Soft Gray.  Improve your Copic Coloring with No-Line Images

If you want to color like an artist, you need to actually start coloring like an artist. That means hiding your stamp lines.

Pssstttt… camouflaging your stamp lines is a lot easier when you print in light colors pale gray.

Gray ink? But most digis come in black!

Luckily, we’ve got Kathy for all things tech related. She’s our resident computer geek here at Vanilla Arts Company and she’s here today to share her expertise on printing no-line images to add more realism to our projects!

Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Realistic Coloring: How to add authentic texture to your Copic Marker and colored pencil projects

Do you blend everything smooth?

My latest Copic Marker Coloring Tips video at YouTube is all about texture.

As a beginner, most colorers focus on blending skills. After all, the blends are what originally attracted you to markers in the first place.

So you dream about blending, you practice blending, and the color blends are what you notice most when you go online to look at other coloring projects and tutorials.

Blend, blend, blend.

But wait, are you stuck on blending?