View Full Version : Help with Gray Tones

Pedro Cruz
09-26-2006, 10:47 AM
I'm a fan of the greytones on books such as The Walking Dead - which while probably being done digital sometimes seems like copic markers to me. Anyone here could point to tutorials on how to achieve such look through Photoshop?

09-26-2006, 12:07 PM
you could probably keep the artwork in greyscale and use one of the pallets that's different values of gray and color it like that...i have elements 4 and i know there's a pallet with grey ranges not sure about actually photoshop...

Pedro Cruz
09-26-2006, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the advise, but can anyone point me to some actual tutorials on this matter?

09-26-2006, 03:14 PM
Learn to do inkwashes by hand...they'll look a zillion times better than a computer generated tone.....Have a look at alot of the old Creepy and Eerie comic mags from the 60's 70's...the washes were nice in a number of stories...especially in a few old Savage Sword of Conan issues.

MadCow Menu
09-26-2006, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the advise, but can anyone point me to some actual tutorials on this matter?
Google is our friend...

Pedro Cruz
09-27-2006, 06:26 AM
TAP_LEGION: I already know how to do inkwashes by hand... but I want to learn how to do them digitally. I believe it'll work better for reproduction and will be easier to fix mistakes.

MadCow Menu: As always you're the king of the links... but, honestly, none of these covers the specific look I would like to get. Your first link is too much like zip-a-tone. The second link deals with transforming an already coloured drawing into greytones. And the third, while addressing the basics of greytones, doesn't really inform anything about how to digitally render them.

What I'm really looking for here is how to turn lineart into what looks like a inkwash through photoshop, something like this http://freakcomics.com/images/posts/walking_dead_1.jpg - and I'm not pretending this was actually achieved through photoshop, while it is possible, it's just an example of the look.

While we get tons of tutorials on anatomy or digital inking, I'm yet to find a tutorial on this subject out there...