The 26-minute instructional video by illustrator Clint Cearley examines the technique of progressing a greyscale image into a color one with tips to remember and problems to avoid. It's not flashy but it answers some good art questions.
If you find this video useful leave a comment and let me know. If I receive enough interest I would consider making it an ongoing thing. Also, let me know what other topics or questions you would like see covered.
Fine Print: Program used is Photoshop CS5. Image used in video is Lady Paradoxia, created by the author for the game Legend of the Cryptids. Image © Applibot, used with permission.
Thank you so much for your time and effort doing this.
As a hobbiest it is very hard to find detailed answers to technique questions like the ones in this video.
Everyone looking for ways to improve should see this.
You have my sincere gratitude.
Thanks for the topic suggestions, I'll add them to the list!
Your videos are very helpful.
Best of luck.
First of all, I cant express how grateful I am that you not only took the time to read my post but also answer it. Im actually referring to the arcane effects. I do a lot of traditional work and most of it has a hint of magic and such. I am currently exploring what digital art has to offer as far as various programs that will suit my needs when it comes to rendering magical (arcane) effects. I love the brilliance of the lighting and the color morphing and swirling sort of thing. I just recently downloaded photoshop cs6. Is this sufficient in what im trying to accomplish (magical/arcane effects) or should I be looking for additional programs?
I actually thought about buying corel but I didn't want to do that if photoshop is more than enough to accomplish this. As you and I both know....these programs aren't cheap and I don't want to go spending additional cash where I need not.
Now that being said....I confess, I no nothing of photoshop but I'm learning some pretty cool things that can be done with it when it comes to using certain brushes like fire, smoke, lightning, and the list seems to be endless. Should I look for additional programs or should keep what I have and look no further? Thanks again, D.
Because you asked it... I would really appreciate something about color and composition and know your opinion on which among different color painting ways suit better a specific illustration's goal.