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Tutorial- Comic page Colouring

Wed Nov 7, 2007, 3:35 PM
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TUTORIAL

This is a very quick tutorial i gave just as note to someone, I will post it and if you have questions I will answer. This tutorial is assuming you know something about Corel Photopaint or Adobe Photshop, however what i will say in the tutorial can be done with one or the other.

(We are going to assume you have in front of you a comic page scanned @ 300DPI with both BG elements and characters either inked or cleanly penciled. Make sure your lineart is on a separate layer either as just black lineart or turn the layer on multiply <------if you found that confusing, then this tutorial might be too advanced for you)

1) Colour all the sky elements, or in other words all the furthest elemnts in the panel first.

2) On another layer flat out the buildings (that means block them in in a single tone, so the wall light brown and window blue etc nice and tidy), leave the moutnains for the sky layer.

3) over top of that flat layer for the buildings, create a new layer. Turn that layer on to 'Multiply'

4) Being shading the BG, use your flats to select different areas. For now use only grey, no colour in that shading process. So you can mask the windows for example by using 'magic wand' on the mask tool and shade on that region.

5) Once you ahve the whole thing shaded, create a new layer, and turn that one to 'Screen', this will be your highlight layer. keep in mind we have not touched the characters yet.

6) Add highlights here and there, keep in mind you light source. Highlights go over top of the lineart layer (which can be on multiply as well).

7) Remember to save often. Now start 'Flatting' out the characters.

8) same process with multply for shade on new layer and highlights on new layer.

9) After you are done that, with the mask tool select all the skin colours. Go onto the multiply layer, and colour adjust the shade layer so that red is + 30 and yellow is - 5 on those sliders. The skin should have more of a glow.

10) You can go back to your BG shade layer and do the same thing to those shades.


This is the easiest and quickest way to attack this page, and i think you can acheive alot with this technique. i have been using if for years.

Good luck!

OMAR

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Rikyo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This tutorial is great man. Also wanted to say that your process in the back of the Capcom/Udon Street Fighter book was very in depth and informative! Its greatly appreciated! my painting process is similar..(somewhat) but i still need practice.


anyways, alot of great work of yours thru out the book as well!It was a worthwhile purchase!
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lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey, quick question: what size paper do you do the initial penciling on? Does it matter? I know that the whole page would have to be reduced to be in a comic, so what size paper should I use so that on the computer, when I reduce it and stuff to get ready for printing it wouldn't be pixilated or something? Maybe it's a stupid question.... I'm new at this!
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lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey, quick question: what size paper do you do the initial penciling on? Does it matter? I know that the whole page would have to be reduced to be in a comic, so what size paper should I use so that on the computer, when I reduce it and stuff to get ready for printing it wouldn't be pixilated or something? Maybe it's a stupid question.... I'm new at this!
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TwilightTuason Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
k
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awgie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
awesome stuff...do u have a preference of photopaint vs. photoshop?
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savagesmith Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the help. :love:
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Asterisks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
this is so Cool! You explain things very well.
It's really very nice of you to take your time and help out others this way. Now if I could think of something to try this *excited*

thank you
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luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
once again thanks.
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jbn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
This is precisely the type of thing people should write tutorials on. Feel free to share more wisdom :)
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Zalude Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
can you tell me a bit more precisely how you make the skin seem more glowy?
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