Do you have any tutorials?! Or like your process of sketch, line flat color, shading, fully done. Etc. I'd love to see your process? when I get to see step by step of beautiful artwork, helps me understand how it works and improve!
Here’s my process. Rough sketch > Grayscale shade > Color
I separate the layers into 3 main part (hair, face, clothes) and I put Clipping-mask on each of them, then set a new layer (clipped to the main layers) into color mode then start with a flat color into a more complex mix.
I had to make this dummy because mine are worse than a jungle [here]
The main idea I put clipping mask is to safe time so that the color layer doesn’t mess with anything outside of the main layer. (clipping-mask is not necessary if you don’t like restriction, it just me hating to spent extra time erasing the color that smears beyond the subject)
The most time consuming part of this technique would be the grayscale shading, it’s like a foundation of your drawings, composition, anatomy and light source. The color part is to emphasize the focal point by using saturated color (main focus on eyes, nose, lips) then desaturated color (for everything surround it). There’s also a mix of cool blueish color just so the skin doesn’t look too flat and it also gives a cinematic feel. The last part would be the most fun/frustrating part, it’s adding the details such a skin complexion and color adjustment.
Pardon me, my explanation is kinda sketchy, I forgot to keep track of the coloring process so it’s quite complicated to explain.
I’ll make a better tutorial next time! =)
HEY REALLY LOVE YOUR ART AND I WANNA KNOW what were the brush settings of your lineart for the anniversary of tlok and the other one with a caption going like bros escaping the law??? The second one had something to do with mako and bolin THANKS I REALLY LOVE YOUR LINEART
Hi! I figure it’ll be easier to just show you~
For the anniversary sketch I used a regular oil pastel brush from the Photoshop Dry Media Set.
To add that to the basic PS brush repertoire, just click that gear at the top right and scroll down to “Dry Media Brushes.” Once you click on it, it’ll ask you if you wanna replace your brushes with the brush set. Hit the “Append” button on the left to add them instead. They’ll appear at the bottom of your brush list.
Then just make sure pressure sensitivity is turned on to get line variation.
And boom. There you go. :) As for the Bending Bros drawing, I used the same brush for the initial quick sketch below.
Then you make a layer underneath and use the magic wand tool to make basic shapes underneath. This way you can edit it & make sure the design works.
Then just lock the layer and color it! Add in base colors on that layer and use clipping masks to get more details/ use overlays. I used the Helen Chen brushes for the color passes.
1. Make the gifs separately. Each gif MUST have the same amount of frames. Save them, then open them again in PS. That is, if you made them with Smart Objects and all that shabang.
2. Create a new group: (move group -folder- on top of the layers)
-double click on the folder to rename it (very helpful if you work with more than 2 gifs) and click enter.
3. Select ALL layers and move them into the folder:
4. Now repeat step 2 & 3 with the other gif(s) you want to work with.
5. Create a new PS document:
File –> New…–>
-Width and Height should be the size of your main gif. In my case it’s J2 bowing down. 860x300px. BG should be transparent.
6. When you’ve created the new document, duplicate the frame to the amount of your gifs’ frames. In my case: 43. (I do this to have a transparent background on each frame)
transparent bg is important for gifs like this one:
7. Go to the main gif and ‘Select All Frames’, then: ‘Copy Frames’.
8. Switch back to your NEW document. Again: ‘Select All Frames’, then: ‘Paste Frames (Over Selection!).
- Repeat this with the other gif(s) you want to add.
9. It’ll look like this now:
-the black with the white dot appears here because I’ve added a vector mask (round gif) - if you wanna know how to do that, send an ask ;)Your folders should all look like the ‘J2′ folder in my example.
10. Move the gifs around: (All frames still need to be selected!) Click the folder you want to move…example: ‘Jensen’ then hit ‘V’ and start moving it to where you want it to appear on your gif. Repeat with the next folder.
11. Select Frame Delay Time. English: change the timing of your gif
Hello! I was curious about your Giant Merlin/Arthur space AUS tapestry thing (wordy description is wordy lol). Did you use photoshop to ink it or a vector thing like illustrator or something? The lines are so clean and perfect!!! <3
Anyway, yes, Photoshop. I don’t know if this can be called inking though, it’s more like cleaning up the sketch. The lines aren’t perfect like you say, but they look more organic than any of the attempts I made at actual inking, so in the end I chose this method. Alas, clean inking I believe takes confidence… which I do not really have… … *melodramatically gazes into the distance*
I use Photoshop CS 6 to color manga panels, but any version of Photoshop works in the same way. @tokiiku I am sorry if Photoshop is annoying for you anon, but I hope that this tutorial will help. By practice, all of us can get better.
I chose an easy panel from TG: re Chapter 31.5 (since Christmas is coming soon). You can download it to practice by following this tutorial. Kindly note that more difficult panels (such as those in the fights) require more steps/work.
Step 1: -Choose a panel to color and open in it in Photoshop. -Pick RGB mode from the Image tab –> Mode –> RGB. -Open the layer tab by pressing F7 (Windows) or Windows –> Layers (not shown in the GIF below). -Double click on the layer you see in the Layer window and rename it to Line (or whatever you want). This step unlocks the manga panel that was locked. -Use the crop tool from the left menu to crop the manga page.
Step 2: -Clean the manga panel using 2 methods A. Use the Brush tool to color over unwanted areas (using the white color). You can zoom in/out to be able to adequately color over unwanted areas.
B. Use the magic wand tool to select an area. You can fill the selected area with white color by pressing Alt+Back Space (Windows). Sometimes the wand tool selects part of the photo you dont want to color over. Go to Select Tab –> Modify –> Expand/Contract (in this gif, I contract the selection by a value of 2) to enlarge/contract the selection that is later filled with white color. To deselect an area (whenever you finish from selecting it) press Ctrl + D.
Step 3: You can sometimes modify a dark panel by brightening it. -Go to Windows –> Adjustments. -From the adjustments window that popped up, select Brightness and Contrast. -Depending on your panel, brighten/contrast the panel without losing track of the outer lines and details in the panel. -Go back to the layer window that disappeared…you notice that you got 2 layers now. Select both layers by pressing selecting one and then pressing shift to select the other. Right click and press merge layers. -Rename the new merging to your original name (Line).
-Go to Windows –> Channels. -From the Channels window, select all kinds of layers (4 here) by pressing the small circle beneath the layer. -Press delete on your keyboard. This step deleted all colors in the manga panel except the black lines, so you can color beneath them.
-Lock this layer by pressing the lock on the layer tab. -Create a new layer and place it beneath the Line layer. Fill it with the white color. -Over the Line layer that is locked, use the Brush tool to color over the layer with black. This will clean all un-deleted white color from the Line layer.
Step 5:[Sorry my screen recorder manipulates color on its own] -Create a new layer for every part of the manga panel: Clothes/Face/Hair/Hand/Teeth/Eyes etc depending on your panel and name them accordingly. -Pick a color which will be the base color and color over the destined area. You can increase/decrease the size of the brush tool to color over critical areas.
Step 6: [Sorry my screen recorder manipulates color on its own]
If you mistakenly got some color outside its selected area, don’t worry
Go to the destined layer (Apron in this case). Use the eraser tool to clear the color that is outside the apron Line.
[Sorry my screen recorder manipulates color on its own]
Once you finish coloring all the panel, start shading.
-Lock the layers - all of them - because you only want to shade over the area you colored and not spill color over other areas. -Use the Eyedropper tool to get the color of the apron you have used before. -Modify this color to a darker/lighter version of it depending on your shading areas. -Color over the areas you want to shade by using a modified brush tool that spills less color and more splattered color that the brush tool you worked with before. -Use many colors to shade and not only 1 or 2. Remember that shading doesn’t only mean darker, but also brighter.
Step 8: [Sorry my screen recorder manipulates color on its own]
Sometimes when you finish your coloring and shading, you feel like adding/deleting areas from your Line layer. -Go to the Line Layer and unlock it. -Color over the area you want to delete/modify to get a better panel. -Lock the layer again and continue shading/coloring by returning to the designated layer.
Step 9: [Sorry my screen recorder manipulates color on its own]-Go to the background layer that was white and change its color to any color you like.
-This will help you locate any mistakes you have done while coloring. Use the eraser tool to erase any color that is splashed outside the Line layer. -Be careful to use the eraser tool on the respective layer ie if there’s gray outside, go to the Hair layer and erase there… if there’s red outside, go to the apron layer and erase the color from there.
I hope this tutorial was helpful.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message.
My blog takes coloring requests too, so feel free to request something (not necessarily TG:re )
Hey there thanks for your message, I don’t have the want to make one anytime soon but this awesome tutorialby hazelands will do the trick, and I will add these tips to how I did that set… (photoshop CS6)