Photoshop allows you to colour your drawings reaching fantastic effects, but – I was thinking – what if you have to colour a black and white jpg?
To get rid of the white, I changed the blending mode of the layer to MULTIPLY and I put it on the top.
Below, every layer holds a specific part of the drawing (background, shirt, skin, eyes, glasses and hair).
Each layer has 2 clipping masks, one for the shadows and one for the lights.
I used a hard brush for the flats and a very soft one for the shadows and lights.
At the end, I corrected the colours with a VIBRANCE and a HUE/SATURATION adjustment layer.
This is a pretty fast process and I like the result. Do you?