A quick demo on how to create Outer Space effects in Photoshop.
If you want to follow along, download these resources.
Start the new year off right and Learn 2 Color Comic Books! Enroll in my online courses now for only $22.50 (a $45 value) when you click the link below! This offer expires on Jan 7th.
50% off usual price
With this bundle you will have full access to both the Learn 2 Color 101 and Advanced Cut & Grad courses.
These courses will teach you how to set up Photoshop for digital coloring, install and create brushes and actions, set up a page of comic book art, and master the cut and grad rendering technique.
Bonus Course Included:
Learn 2 Color Retro Comics- Learn how to color art work so that it looks like it was printed in the 80s or earlier.
Now that the Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken series from IDW has been concluded, I wanted to explain exactly what my involvement was on this series. Yes, I was still coloring art as usual, but it was a distinctly different process than a typical comic book.
Some back information, J.K. Woodward had done painted art for the Free Comic Book Day issue, issue one, and all the covers. However, painting a comic is extremely labor intensive and deadlines on a licensed book like Star Trek can be very tight. So, in order to relieve some of that pressure, J.K. switched to doing ink wash art starting with issue 2 and recommended that I should come on to do the colors.
Since this series had already been established as being painted, I wanted to do my best to keep that look consistent. I’m familiar enough with Adobe Photoshop that I knew I could make J.K.’s ink washes look very close to appearing as if they were still being painted. It may not be an exact match, but close enough that the casual reader wouldn’t find the switch jarring.
Below is a gallery with a brief, step-by-step, explanation of how I treated each page from issue 2-5. Click on each image to enlarge them.
I’m pleased to announce the Essential Bundle of my Learn 2 Color Comic Books courses. If you’re interested in enrolling in both Learn 2 Color Comic Books 101 and Advanced Cut & Grad, you can get both with the Essential Bundle and save 10% on the overall price.
Learn 2 Color Comic Books 101 $19.99 on its own
This introductory course will teach you the basics of comic book coloring. It will show you how to set up Photoshop for digital coloring, install and create brushes and actions, set up a page of comic book art, and color the page using a cut and grad technique. Once you’ve completed this course you’ll have the knowledge you need to color a page to completion and have it ready for print.
Learn 2 Color Comic Books: Advanced Cut & Grad $29.99 on its own
Expand on what you learned in Learn 2 Color Comic Book 101. In Learn 2 Color Comic Books: Advanced Cut & Grad you’ll learn how to take the cut and grad style to the next level and color a more dynamic and detailed image.
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ANOTHER easy way to remove blue pencil lines from scanned comic book art.
Check out this other method as well: Removing Blue Lines From Scanned Art
I demonstrate two types of layers to quickly make adjustments to your digital colors.
An overview of the method I teach in my courses.
The line art used in this video is by Stefano Raffaele
Learn everything you need to know about comic book coloring at learn2color.com
Update: The winners have been announced. Click here to view them!
Saturday September 10th was my 36th birthday. I’ve been celebrating all weekend and I have been having such a great time that I wanted to keep the excitement going! So, to that end, I thought I would do a giveaway of my comic book coloring courses this week. Here’s all the details of what you could win and 5 different ways you could win them!
I’m giving away a $19.99 credit towards my comic book coloring courses that will be good until the end of the month. Both of my courses, Learn 2 Color Comic Books 101 and Learn 2 Color Comic Books: Advanced Cut & Grad, cost exactly $19.99 each so you can get one of these for free!!!
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Do one or more of the 5 things listed above between now and the end of Sunday, September 18th. I’ll select a winner from each one, so if you do all 5 you have 5 chances to win! I’ll be selecting and announcing the winners first thing on Monday September 19th!