Join Ben Bishop for an in-depth discussion in this video Final touches, part of Photoshop: Coloring Comic Book Characters.
- [Voiceover] This good guy is just about there.…I'm gonna show you just a few more things,…some final touches to kind of enhance…what we already have in place,…and just kinda like another chance to look…and see if you wanna add anything else,…before you move on to environments or actually…throwing him into a comic book page.…Two major things I wanna do is,…we've already added our shadows.…I wanna add some highlights and effects,…so let's start with effects, and I guess…I'll call this layer effects.…
Alright, so we got an effect layer.…We're gonna be duplicating that layer a whole lot…so the name might change, it might not really matter…at this point but just for the sake of the demo.…Why don't you go ahead and name that effects with me.…So let's pick out our red, using the Eyedropper tool.…We'll pick out the red that we've already used,…so go ahead and click on that belt,…and now that should have selected the red for ya.…Go back up to the Magic Wand tool.…Open up your Flats.…
Find wherever that red is.…I think we did all that red on our Metal 1 layer,…
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