View Full Version : a batman i colored, comments please!!!!!!
06-12-2007, 01:31 AM
I need help with this coloring stuff! i used jim lee's pencils and inks, and i tried to color this usuing photoshop. is there a better program to use, or is usuing the mouse with photoshop okay! i didnt finish it but heres my first color i did on photoshop.
i'm not the best at digital coloring myself, but my undertrained eye can see that you need a tutorial. i think you may be able to find some in these forums, but here's one that i checked out and could prove useful to you. http://www.steeldolphin.com/tutorials_photoshop.php
there are tons more out there too that utilize different techniques as well. find one you're comfortable with and try to remember all the steps involved. good luck.
06-13-2007, 08:11 PM
Sketchs arent the best to work with... especially for a novice (like me) You do need some toutorials to get you going in the right track. Work with 100% color density on your flats and try not over lapping your brush when in a lower percentage. You do seem to be on the right track but get some schooling and youll see a world of improvements. Cant wait to see more from ya!
06-14-2007, 10:01 AM
DUMO, thanks for the advice and link! i havent had time to try it out yet but i will post more colors that i do. Im finding that coloring is the hardest part of making a comic book! Im a comic writer/artist who does inks and letters but the coloring part is challenging, i used to just use prisma color markers to color my stuff but it has a 1992 look to it! next time i post some stuff, i will post it with my own pencils and inks! thanks again guys!
06-15-2007, 11:51 PM
I completly agree with stardreamn & dumo. For some one just learning to color
convention sketches can be a NIGHTMARE! Get yourself some solid inks to work with and practice laying out solid flats. As for the linework either make them their own seperate channel or as I do just set the layer blend mode to multiply. That way if you have to make any adjustments to the line art you can.
Lastly it looks like your using the dodge & burn for shadow and highlight
while this is fine, be careful with it. "used improperly it can make an oversaturated mess out of your art work, used properly it can create some of the most natural and beautiful highlights and shadows youv'e ever seen" that's what my photoshop instructor at fullsail told me and it's true. So play around with the tool and the settings to see exactly what the tool does.
Hope you got something useful out of my ramblings. good luck and most of all
KEEP PRACTICING!!!!! :)
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