Hey there folks! Here’s a new post with a variety of different digital coloring tutorials. If you’re looking for new tips or techniques for applying color to your comics, have a peek at this handy list.
10 Lessons for Better Coloring by Brian McLachlan
Brian McLachlan of Smooth and Natural points out a variety of different coloring tips and explains some simple color theory in his 10 lessons.
Comic Coloring Tutorial by GinMau
DeviantArt member Ginmau offers a simple tutorial on the process of comic color: flatting, details and lighting techniques are all covered.
Huzeyk Digital Comic Coloring Tutorial
This tutorial over at Huzeyk Blog follows the same process as the Ginmau tutorial above, with some additional work to the highlights, shadows and subtle shades.
Coloring Comics the Steve Hamaker Way
Steve Hamaker, colorist for Jeff Smith’s Bone comics, shows his process for adding color to pencilled pages. There is a series of 4 videos – the first two are setup and explanation, the last two are sped up to show the effects.
How to Color Your Comic like Christwriter
Just like the title says, Christwriter offers a brief tutorial on coloring. For more up to date samples of her work, check out her DeviantArt gallery and marvel at her color technique.
Calamities of Nature Flatting Techniques by Tony Piro
Tony Piro of Calamities of Nature explains how he uses plugins to assist him in the flatting process. Try them out for yourself using his handy guide.
These five tutorials should give you some better insight on proper coloring techniques for your webcomics by using Photoshop. The methods are quite similar, but there are different tricks you can inject in there to maximize your time and production. Check back next week for more tutorials and techniques for crafting webcomics.