SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training
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Understanding the Color Editor


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SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training

with Veejay Gahir

Video: Understanding the Color Editor

In this video we're going to take a look at the color editor in SketchBook Pro. And there's two ways we can open up the color editor. One is to use the tool bar option, which is this icon here. And one would be to go up to Windows and then Color Editor. And I'm going to slide my color puck right next to the editor, so we can see how the two interact. So on the inside wheel here, we have preset values of hue, and you will notice as I select these values. My preview window changes, and it does so on the color puck as well.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 3m 38s
    1. Advantages of digital sketching
      1m 48s
    2. Comparing mouse and tablet sketching
      1m 50s
  3. 13m 37s
    1. Interface overview
      4m 6s
    2. Exploring the File and Edit menus
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring the Image menu
      4m 43s
    4. Exploring the Window and Help menus
      1m 3s
  4. 14m 2s
    1. Working with the Color and Brush pucks
      4m 31s
    2. Understanding the Color Editor
      2m 41s
    3. Introducing Copic markers
      2m 53s
    4. Utilizing the Copic library
      3m 57s
  5. 14m 19s
    1. Brush palette fundamentals
      2m 16s
    2. Modifying brush properties
      6m 8s
    3. Workflow with synthetic brushes
      5m 55s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Understanding layers
      5m 54s
    2. New layer functions
      6m 9s
  7. 41m 46s
    1. Introducing Transform and Select
      6m 30s
    2. Manipulating with Transform, Distort, and Flood Fill
      7m 8s
    3. Working with Crop and adding text
      4m 7s
    4. The Ruler, Ellipse, and French Curves tools
      3m 39s
    5. Creating perspective
      5m 46s
    6. Working with symmetry
      2m 12s
    7. Utilizing the Steady Stroke and shape tools
      4m 42s
    8. Sketching the vehicle wheel
      7m 42s
  8. 3m 0s
    1. Understanding the Lagoon
      3m 0s
  9. 14m 34s
    1. Creating do-it-yourself brushes
      3m 10s
    2. Working with brush sets
      2m 42s
    3. Shading an F1 wheel
      7m 6s
    4. Creating custom icons
      1m 36s
  10. 15m 30s
    1. Shading a vehicle body
      8m 50s
    2. Shading using grayscale
      6m 40s
  11. 19m 12s
    1. Introducing blend modes
      1m 57s
    2. Darken options
      2m 54s
    3. Lighten options
      1m 40s
    4. Contrast blend modes
      1m 32s
    5. Color blend modes
      1m 46s
    6. Glow and Soft Glow
      6m 15s
    7. Correcting a dark image
      3m 8s
  12. 2m 3s
    1. Exporting a finished rendering
      2m 3s
  13. 37s
    1. Next steps
      37s

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2h 36m Beginner Aug 06, 2014

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Digital drawing is made easier with SketchBook Pro, whether you're an illustrator a CAD designer involved in manufacturing. In this course, Veejay Gahir shares reference images and techniques he's developed over years as a professional product and automotive designer. He'll walk you through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—so you can get started sketching quickly. He'll also introduce alternative workflows to achieve the same results, which may better suit your style of working. Your final sketches can then be used downstream in other CAD programs or simply saved and shared. And don't miss the four drawing tutorials to see Veejay sketching in action!

Topics include:
  • Understanding the Lagoon
  • Working with color
  • Modifying brush properties
  • Cropping, translating, transforming, and distorting
  • Working with symmetry and perspective
  • Creating curves and straight lines
  • Using layers
  • Exporting images
Subject:
Design
Software:
SketchBook Pro
Author:
Veejay Gahir

Understanding the Color Editor

In this video we're going to take a look at the color editor in SketchBook Pro. And there's two ways we can open up the color editor. One is to use the tool bar option, which is this icon here. And one would be to go up to Windows and then Color Editor. And I'm going to slide my color puck right next to the editor, so we can see how the two interact. So on the inside wheel here, we have preset values of hue, and you will notice as I select these values. My preview window changes, and it does so on the color puck as well.

Now, we discussed earlier that 0% saturation is true gray, or a mid gray. We also looked at a 100% saturation is the pure color. 100% luminance is pure white. And 0% luminance, right down here, is true black. So let's go back to a true red like this. We can actually change these values here explicitly, so I can make that. Let's say, 100. And once I've got a value that I like, I can actually drag that and save that particular color. So what I want to do is, I can just populate this library very quickly with my favorite colors with colors I'm using for my particular project.

So once I've done that, I can minimize my color wheel, just to minimize the foot print that this color editor takes up on the canvas. And let's go ahead, 100% saturation. I'm just going to put some color in here very quickly, like so. And you'll notice that the word flow now is simply selecting my preset colors, and using them on the canvas. The other option I have now, is I can also use my eye dropper to select a particular color. So if I import an image and I want to grab that color or a specific color, just use the eyedropper, select, and you'll notice that my preview window changes.

You'll notice also if I open up my color register, my hue value, saturation, and luminance is also displayed. So simply, eyedropper, and then select. An alternative way of doing this is by using the Alt button. Now you'll notice when I press the Alt button, the eye dropper goes blue. I can hold my stylus down on the canvas and as I move it across those colors, you'll notice that those colors change. So it's purely a preference whether you want to use the color editor, or the color puck. I prefer the color editor just, just out of preference because I like to see the exact values I'm choosing on the screen.

And my hue and saturation and luminous values I can pick directly from a reference on the screen, rather than dragging it left to right. Having said that, in some cases, I use both of them in combination.

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