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painting underwater bubbles on paint tool SAI by oddsocket painting underwater bubbles on paint tool SAI by oddsocket
A new and updated version of my now old as balls bubble tutorial. Now with shinier bubble and section on cel shading (and magical glow!). 

I hope you all have fun making bubbles, if you use my tutorial please do link me to what you made because I'd love to see it!

All feedback appreciated. :)

Here are a couple of pictures where I used these bubble-drawing methods, if you'd like to see them in context: Old Art Re-Redraw - Vaporeon Morph by Electrical-Socket Beluga Mermaid by Electrical-Socket 

Other Tutorials: painting scales with Paint Tool SAI by Electrical-Socket 
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:iconpezziepants:
pezziepants Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry if i sound dumb, im a paint tool sai newbie, but how do you shade with multiply layers? :0
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't sound dumb at all, everyone starts off not knowing about layer modes, haha. 

Basically, when you make a new layer, in the layer pane you'll see the Preserve Opacity/Clipping Group/Selection Source buttons. Just above those, there's a dropdown box labelled "Mode", and the mode will be set to Normal. 

If you click the dropdown, you'll get all the other layer modes! Multiply will be among them right at the top. When it's set to Multiply, any stroke or colour you lay down will layer over the layer below and darken it in various ways depending on the colour you're using. 

I hope that was an adequate explanation? If there's anything else you'd like to know - whether about Multiply, other layer modes, or SAI use in general, feel free to ask some more! c:
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:iconpezziepants:
pezziepants Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aaa h its so much more clearer now :D i figured out how to use lumosity too

thank you so much! (tbh i really should've asked google first ;_; sorry lol)
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help! All the best with your drawing, and if you ever use this tutorial for a piece I'd love to see the finished result! c:
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Denden0816 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! It really helps me! :D
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you, I'm really happy you found it helpful! :D
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:icondenden0816:
Denden0816 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, and I use it on my fan art fav.me/d8ua450
:D
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selenaloong Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for ur awesome tutorial for this, just tested and it works great!:D
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you found it helpful! <3
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Chiorucchi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
@@ got confused when i turn the layer to luminosity D; i even cant see what am i doing xD anw im still new
could you make the a video of this bubble tutorial? x3 thanks
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it coming out as very bright white strokes? If so, you need to either use a lighter touch, or turn down the opacity of the layer. :) I can't promise a video version of this tutorial, but I will see if I can make that happen for you! Depends if I can get my recording software to play nice with me, haha.
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:iconamethylia:
Amethylia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I tried this for my school work and works perfectly, amazing tutorial!!
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you were pleased with the result - glad I could be of help! :D
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TurboTasticGal Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use this here!~

Thank you so much for the tutorial!~ ^^
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're more than welcome - it turned out great, I'm glad you found my tutorial useful! :D
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TurboTasticGal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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PearOfDiscord Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks a million!  It really helped here: fav.me/d8nuh1g
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a cool picture! I'm really glad I could help with part of it! c:
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:iconwaterystar:
waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial. It will be helpful in the future.
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I hope you'll find it useful! :)
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:iconxinaug:
Xinaug Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
yessss thank you for this tutorial!!!
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope you found it useful! c:
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:icongeisha13:
Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist
This is so wonderful~  It helped me out so much~
Now my picture looks so much better - I can't wait to post it~
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm so glad that I could help! I would love to see your picture once it's done. c:
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:icongeisha13:
Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Just a little more and it will be finished, I'll put it up here (on DA) so you would be able to see it~
I would love your opinion about it~
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Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
There it is fav.me/d8f5jnr
What do you think?
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nikthecat14 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These look so awesome! :D
Nice work! Your handwriting is too much awesome okay
Also. I wanted to take a moment to point out this lovely emoticon:
Cookay is mine 
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Not often I get compliments on my handwriting - I try to keep it relatively neat for tutorials, it's usually a bit of a scrawl, haha. That emote is magnificent. That emote gets me.
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nikthecat14 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
Cookay is mine
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:iconneongem:
neongem Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks, I'll make sure to show you the first thing I make with this method:D
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look forward to seeing it! :D
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RevesDrome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me hug you! Yayoi Takatsuki + Mami Futami Emote - Hug 
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
:wow: Beautiful tutorial! :D
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
:heart::) You're welcome!
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shift-cIick Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This looks amazing!
^^
THanks
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you find it useful! :)
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:iconshift-ciick:
shift-cIick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yea I did ^^

But I couldn't get the luminosity to work. I kinda got confused. xD
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, sorry to hear that! Which part did you struggle with on the luminosity layer? I might be able to help out. :)
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:iconshift-ciick:
shift-cIick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
With the luminosity layer every time I tried to add a little color effect the color would turn white.
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the layer opacity turned down correctly? If the opacity has been lowered right, then either the brush dilution is too low or you're pressing a bit too hard. Putting on those highlights requires a fairly gentle touch. :)
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shift-cIick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hmmmm. I may sound like an idiot asking this but how do you change the brush dilution?

xD
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay! :) If you look underneath your tools panel with all your different brush types in, you know there's the part where the brush size slider and the brush shape dropdown menus are?  

If you have Brush or Watercolour selected there should be three bars underneath those other ones, titled "Blending", "Dilution", and "Persistence". If you can't see them, it might be because you have a lot of colour tabs (colour wheel, colour sliders, palette boxes, etc) open. If you close some of those using the little toggle buttons at the top, that should bring the Blending/Dilution/Persistence sliders up into view so you can use them! c:
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TimeAlchemistofNight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Hug 
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, gosh, you're very welcome!
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IGawesomesauce Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
soo beautiful :3
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzackarte:
Zackarte Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! thank you =)
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:iconoddsocket:
oddsocket Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope you found it useful! :)
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Duffy-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tried it out earlier today and really love the result. 0w0 duffy-sama.deviantart.com/art/…

Thank you so much for creating this tutorial!
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