Step Eleven: Screentones (cont.)

Background Tones

Backgrounds
This part is a little trickier because lighting and composition come into play. I start in with flat tones with the Fill tool the same way I handle the characters. Then, I use the Magic Wand tool (with All Layers checked) to create selections for the gradients.

The key to it is balance. If there are too many gradients, the piece will become muddy. Basically, I just eyeball it.

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