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Making of WQ part 4- color in Photoshop CS3 cont. by wulfmune Making of WQ part 4- color in Photoshop CS3 cont. by wulfmune
continued from part 1
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6e. I create a new layer on the character group. I set this to overlay. I use white and a normal standard brush to create a few sparse, "shiny" highlights. I create a layer on top of my color gradient layer. I set this to hue. I use an airbrush at 10% to add more color to objects in the back ground that my general gradient does not color accurately. In this case, a warm brown to the tree trunks, a slightly more blue green to the leaves, and a warn grey to the dirt/rocks.

6f. I adjust the color of the overall image to match the scene. In this case it is a layer on top of the background layers of light brown overlay at 25% and a purple soft light on top of all the layers.

6g. I add a new layer on top of the character layers to add texture to the drakkun. This layer will be on multiply or normal at 30-60% opacity depending on the scene, scaling and texture.

6h. I add the lightning effect around it's mouth by creating a new layer on top of all the other layers. I set this to overlay. I use a scanned screen tone / comic dot pattern. Using an eraser with airbrush at 25%, I erase the pattern smoothly for the desired area and effect. I create another new layer and set it to multiply. I use a scanned screen tone pattern for speed lines.

The entire coloring process takes me about 2-4 hours depending on the page. This one was unusually quick, as the human characters with all the darn colors/details in their outfits, tend to be more tedious. This page was probably less than 2 hours to color.
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vdtitian Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...., i'm just speechless. Thank's for sharing !
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:iconwulfmune:
if you still have questions about the screen tone effects i used, i can make an extra to explain a bit more detailed.
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yaoi4evandnevayuri May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so freakin' awesome. xD
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:iconwulfmune:
aha thank you sweetie XD; it's really so simple though, isn't it?
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yaoi4evandnevayuri Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope... Coloring/shading/etc, is really hard for me to get into. When I do it I feel like it could've been a lot better.
So, I wind up giving up a lot. Seeing your process makes me want to try a little more.
Sorry for being a fan girl. :iconhopelessplz: xD

You should've saw me growing up,. I despised coloring so much I would break crayons and color out of the lines every chance I got.
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