Join Ben Bishop for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding shadows and highlights to the final scene, part of Photoshop: Coloring Comic Book Characters.
- [Voiceover] This is the one I like.…Let me go ahead and name it…Round Flex Wet by Kyle T. Webster.…It's really cool because I'm barely pressing down right now.…And it allows me to just barely get a line.…That first one I tried, it was too crisp.…It was kind of the opposite…of what I normally would like to use for this.…You can see just by taking your time…and trying to find those high points…as if this was a real person,…like the top of his forehead here and his hair.…
It's already starting to round out…and give him just that…little tiny bit of three dimensionality.…This isn't something that I have been doing…for years either.…This is something that I just started having some fun with…the warm light and the cool light.…I'm starting to notice it might be a little too heavy…so I'm just going to turn it down, keep it subtle.…You can see even at just 51 percent opacity…what a difference it makes.…
Also going to show you how to turn your eraser…to a different opacity.…So I've got the eraser selected now…and I'm going to turn that down to like 22.…
Ben takes the characters he created in Drawing Good and Evil Comic Book Characters and adds color, subtle shading, and simple environments with Photoshop. He shows how to prep your illustration and perform color flatting—simple color fills that save professional artists a lot of time. Along the way, Ben explains how to choose and apply color that feels authentic to the characters and environments you are developing.
- Color flatting
- Choosing the right colors for your characters
- Adding shading
- Drawing the background
- Creating atmosphere
- Adding shadows and highlights to the final scene