Udemy - The Art Of Coloring Comics - K Michael Russell [16 mp4]
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Learn the skills and techniques to create stunning comic book color art with tips, tricks, Photoshop secrets, and more from an industry professional colorist.
If you are looking to master the art of comic book coloring and obtain the skills that can make coloring comics a fun hobby, a part-time gig, or even a career, this course is for you.
Hi, my name is K Michael Russell, and I'm a comic book color artist (or "colorist" for short). My aim with this course is to make the most comprehensive and affordable learning resource for colorists of all skill levels.
Whether you are a beginner needing â€œColoring 101â€ or you want to learn some new techniques to improve your speed or quality, thereâ€™s something here for everybody.
â€œThanks for this. I've been teaching myself to draw and recently digitally color as well through YouTube videos, and this is one of the most useful, simple and direct tutorials out there.â€ - a comment from a former student on one of my previous online tutorials.
What is a colorist? After the penciller completes the line-art, and sometimes an inker finishes the pencilled pages with ink, the art is passed to the colorist. Colorists, like most comic book creators, can work from anywhere in the world. I've worked with artists and writers worldwide right from my home office. The Internet makes it easy to connect with collaborators across the globe.
Colorists are the cinematographers of the comic book world. The pencillers are the directors--setting up shots, creating the camera angles, shooting the action. Colorists are lighting the scenes, creating atmosphere, and helping to move the story along with color.
The comics industry needs more colorists right now. I know editors that are constantly looking for them. Check out this recent tweet from Dynamite Entertainment editor Nate Cosby: https://twitter.com/NateCosBOOM/status/471825392228392960
So here are the details...
The course will include:
Black and white line art from professional comic book penciller Max Dunbar to color along with the lecture videos.
Pre-flatted art for coloring practice
Downloadable Photoshop presets like:
- Color profiles to ensure proper color reproduction for web and print use.
- Photoshop Actions to automate certain aspects of the coloring process.
- Color swatches: A palette of preset colors--exactly as I use in my published work.
Each lecture covers a different step in the coloring process. I'll walk you through each step of the process in real time.
Once the basics have been outlined, and we've learned all the steps to creating beautiful finished pages, I'll talk about some ways to build your portfolio using some of the art we've created in the course, how to get noticed, and find that first coloring gig! Check the course goals and objectives for more details.
By the end of this course, youâ€™ll have learned the skills required to master Photoshop as a tool to color gorgeous comic book pages, strips, or pinup art. So, if you want to learn how to become a comic book colorist, this is a great place to begin your journey!
Here are a few more comments from some of my previous tutorial videos:
â€œAmazing dude! I've been using Photoshop for about seven years, and this blows me away. Great stuff! I hope i can become this good!â€
â€œItÂ´s amazing what you are doing, seriously.â€
â€œLove these videos keep it up man...inspiring!â€
Category: Lifestyle / Arts & Crafts
What are the requirements?
a PC or Mac computer
a digital drawing tablet is encouraged (e.g. Wacom Intuos). Some claim to color with computer mice, but a tablet will make things much easier. They start at less than $100.
Photoshop or a similar program. This course will only reference Photoshop.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 15 lectures and 3.5 hours of content!
Learn how to set up pages of black and white line art for coloring.
Learn how to use the tools of the trade. No more fiddling with brush and tool settings. You'll be able to download all of my Photoshop presets for color settings, brushes, tool presets, actions, and color swatches.
Learn to use Photoshop Actions to automate some processes to increase your speed, efficiency, and productivity.
Learn how to flat, the first step in coloring comics. Most professional colorists actually hire people just for this stage of the process
Learn how to choose optimal lighting and shadow colors to make your pages really pop, and prevent your colors from printing too dark.
Learn how to render. You'll learn how to color with light and shadow in a variety of styles (classic "cut and grad", painterly, cel-shaded)
Learn how to change the color of the line-art itself for visual effect using what colorists call "color holds".
Learn how to use textures to add depth, detail, and interest to your colors.
Learn the secrets to creating special effects that make lights that really shine!
Learn how to add depth to your panels using atmospheric perspective.
Learn how to prepare your work for print or web step-by-step. We'll demystify CMYK and RGB.
Learn advanced coloring concepts like plane separation, creating atmosphere & mood, and how to avoid common coloring mistakes.
Learn how to build an impressive portfolio using colored pages you created in this course!
Learn tips to using social media, online forums, and (for some) conventions to find that first coloring gig!
Learn about the business of being a colorist with some tips for success.
What is the target audience?
Anyone who wants to the learn the comic book coloring techniques needed to become a professional colorist.
Previous experience with Photoshop is not required, but a basic knowledge of it helps.
SECTION 1 The Basics/1.Introduction & Welcome!.mp4 14.3 MB
SECTION 1 The Basics/2.Setting Up Your Photoshop Workspace & KMR's Presets Installation.mp4 18.5 MB
SECTION 1 The Basics/3.Setting Up Your Line Art For Coloring.mp4 42.3 MB
SECTION 1 The Basics/4.Picking Colors, Flatting, and a bit of color theory.mp4 385 MB
SECTION 2 Coloring Like A Pro/5.Rendering Techniques & Styles Part 1 Cel-shading.mp4 125 MB
SECTION 2 Coloring Like A Pro/6.Rendering Techniques & Styles Part 2 Cut and grad.mp4 154 MB
SECTION 2 Coloring Like A Pro/7.Rendering Techniques & Styles Part 3 Painterly + using multiple light sources.mp4 75.1 MB
SECTION 2 Coloring Like A Pro/8.Recap! Rendering examples & samples of what's coming next!.mp4 82.7 MB
SECTION 3 Advanced Coloring Techniques/10.Special Effects (glows, fire, etc).mp4 79.2 MB
SECTION 3 Advanced Coloring Techniques/11.Textures.mp4 66.5 MB
SECTION 3 Advanced Coloring Techniques/12.Creating atmosphere mood with plane separation & what you've learned so far!.mp4 132 MB
SECTION 3 Advanced Coloring Techniques/13.Common Errors How To Avoid Them.mp4 138 MB
SECTION 3 Advanced Coloring Techniques/9.Color Holds (coloring the ink lines).mp4 85.6 MB
SECTION 4 Putting Your Colors To Work/14.Preparing Your Colored Pages For Print & Web Use.mp4 23.8 MB
SECTION 4 Putting Your Colors To Work/15.The Business of Being A Colorist.mp4 98.3 MB
The Art of Coloring Comics.mp4
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