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HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP – Pt.3 SHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Published on December 19, 2014, by in Tips, tutorial.

HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP – SHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTS Last time I went over how to color your comic with flat colors. This time I’ll go over some more fun stuff: rendering shadows and highlights. So far you should have two layers — one for the lineart and one for the flat colors.

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HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP -Pt. 2 FLATTING COLORS

Published on December 9, 2014, by in Tips, tutorial.

HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP – FLATTING COLORS Last time I showed how I scan in artwork and get the layers set up in Photoshop for coloring. This time we’re going to go over flatting-in colors. Your layers should look like this (Note: You can rename your layers by double-clicking on the current

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HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP – Pt. 1 SCANNING AN IMAGE AND SETTING UP LAYERS

Published on December 6, 2014, by in Tips, tutorial.

HOW TO COLOR A COMIC IN PHOTOSHOP-SCANNING AND SETTING UP LAYERS There are probably a bunch of ways to color in Photoshop, and other comic books artists might have methods that differ from mine. But this way gives you a good result and is a good starting point for understanding the basics. You don’t have

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Comic Book Artists: Lettering Is Not An Afterthought

File this one under: Notes to Myself.  I posted this with one of my webcomic updates (which, if you’re not reading, feel free) and thought I would include it here as well. It’s easy as a comic book artist, especially early on in a career, to forget to give enough room to lettering. We get

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5 Tips For Setting Up At Your First Comic Convention

Published on March 20, 2014, by in Conventions, Tips.

Ten years ago I set up a large banner, held up by a homemade stand that itself was only upright because physics couldn’t bear to look at it. The banner itself had the name of my first comic accompanied by 90% white space and a tiny figure of the main character inexplicably peering in from

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Convention Etiquette – How to (not) Sell Your Comic Book

Published on March 10, 2012, by in Conventions, Tips.

So, you’ve got your comic all finished, printed, and ready to sell. You’ve spent years going to comic conventions as a fan and now you’re ready to be on the other side of the table, peddling your wares on your way to fame and fortune. Chances are you’ve got a table in the Small Press

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How to (not) Create a Successful Webcomic

Published on February 25, 2012, by in Tips, webcomics.

My writing partner and I are in the middle of our second graphic novel, Deputy Witch. As with our first, Vex, we decided to post it online for free instead of seeking traditional publishing. We figured it would have the potential for a wider audience than if it were a printed book. Especially a printed

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Thoughts and Tips for Sketch Card Artists

After working for several years doing sketch card sets, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to talk about some of the things I’ve learned through experience and observation.  If you’re wanting to get into doing sketch card sets, keep these in mind. Don’t miss your deadline. If it looks like you’re going to blow the deadline,

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