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Zensei "Bank" Tutorial by Javadoodle Zensei "Bank" Tutorial by Javadoodle
I will admit that I have very little in way of textual explaination for my latest method of coloring, as I am absolutely terrible at explaining such things, and am still figuring the whole thing out myself. Suffice to say, though, I have been starting off in rendering everything in a monochromatic scheme, and adding color overlays to it in order to achieve the effect I'm going for in terms of light and mood. Even if I can't explain it in a manner that makes sense, I'm hoping that at least posting a visual example of the steps I've been going through may help folks out, and maybe give them an insight into how I've been working in Photoshop CS3 as of late :)
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RiffReiff Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the fifth panel, the big guy on the left I notice has a gradation as do the kid and the cloth to his right, but the the area surrounding him doesn't. How did you do this? Were they each selected with the magic wand or lasso tool followed by coloring the gradation in with a brush. Or did you use the gradation tool? Or is none of this correct and you just carefully painted it in without selecting anything? Please, if you can tell me your process for this step. I've seen it in god knows how many works and it looks awesome, but I can't figure out how it's done.
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Javadoodle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! Sorry I'm only just getting back to you on this - I haven't had much free time in a while. I often tend to flat-color each character on their own layer, and then lock that layer. That way I can put a gradient on it (Sometimes using the gradient tool - which was the case here, I believe. Other times I might paint it in) without effecting surrounding elements :)
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xXSpit-FireXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
awesome tutorial! easy enough to follow without any words! i will try this method A.S.A.P!
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Javadoodle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad it was helpful! :)
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xXSpit-FireXx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
it was very helpful. thnx
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whome Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Interesting tutorial. I think the monochromatic scheme approach definitely simplifies things. Sometimes I think thinking about color confuses the basic feel you are trying to achieve. In some of those snapshots, it looks like you had some ideas, but then discarded them as you progressed, like the cracked tile ground in the 4th frame. I kinda liked that ground effect in general, but i think your later decision to keep it simple suited the overall scene better.
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Student Filmographer
Wow, man, that's simply gorgeous!
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Javadoodle Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^_^
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sneakyfreaky Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
That's awesome! I'm starting to draw something right now so I can try this as soon as possible! =D
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Javadoodle Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome! If you do, I'd love to see the result when it is done :D
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