View Full Version : beginner colorist, please help!
04-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Just starting computer color, and looking for advise. This is a page I pencilled and inked and now am coloring in photoshop. I filled in flats, did some gradient fills and have just started painting in highlights and shadows on the woman's shirt and hair. I'm using a #17 brush set at 20% opacity and set on "muliply" with whatever base color I'm working in.
Any tips and helpful advise is welcome - tools to use, size of brushes, settings for modelling, etc...
04-09-2007, 10:24 AM
I wouldn't rely on multiply for shadows too much. It'll end up extremely saturated in areas. If your using Photoshop, on the little swatches window, click the tab marked colors. Click the little options thingy there and set yer sliders to CMYK. Now to get yer darker tone, ignore the K value and increase the lowest of the other 3. Sometimes you'll need to adjust all 3 a bit, but you can usually get a nice shadow tone by simply adjusting the lowest of the CMY.
As you get a little more comfortable with coloring in PS, you'll start picking colors instead relying on things like screen, multiply, color dodge, color burn, etc.
04-09-2007, 10:55 AM
Try to lower the value of the shades of the colors of the scenery. See some cartoons of super heroes to see like them do in simpler drawings of understanding.
04-09-2007, 07:09 PM
Thanks guys for the advice, I really appreciate it.
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