There is an updated, more thoroughly explained lesson (featuring the basic methods demonstrated in Dino Head) in my newer tutorial: Intro to Graphic Novel Coloring. It features a new section on "flatting", with some professional level tips and best practices that will save you time and frustration in the long run. The technique demonstrated there is laid out in more detail. I also provide some very helpful action panel presets for you to import (for both Clip Studio and Photoshop), making the process much clearer and easier to implement. Since I show equivalent workflows for Photoshop, that lesson has a broader scope. Lastly, for Photoshop users, I provide an action that turns flat line art in transparent line art, similar to Clip Studio's powerful "Convert brightness to opacity" feature. Intro to Graphic Novel Coloring is the first in a series dedicated to graphic novel production. However, if after benefitting from that primer, you would still like to see the making of Dino Head, please do so! Thanks for your continued support!
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Learn some basics of coloring line work using Clip Studio's (Manga Studio) awesome fill and lasso fill tools. In addition to some discussion about method, you'll learn about:
• Inking with the G-Pen
• Fill tool
• Lasso fill tool
• Lighting with correction layers
• Using the Add (Glow) blending mode
Photoshop users can benefit as well, since the techniques crossover into Photoshop's toolset. However, Clip Studio's fill and lasso fill tools have a leg up on Photoshop's, making Clip Studio the go-to application for this kind of work. Layered and flattened files from the video are included. Enjoy!
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