I'm so very sorry to those with slow connections - this file is huge, and I didn't feel like breaking it up into to separate files because then I would probably never get finished with the second part, just like with the lineart tutorial. I swear, I will get that done, someday!
Anyway, this is mainly a tutorial for those who are beginners to soft-shading. I show two of my different styles of soft-shading in this tutorial, and I hope I wrote it helpfully.
If you have any questions or concerns, please tell me! I always want to be as helpful as possible.
I reference several of my other tutorials in this tutorial, so here are some links to them.
Layers Tutorial *Very Important* -> [link]
Lineart Tutorial -> [link]
Cell-Shading Tutorial *Very Important* -> [link]