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Classic Battle Action Force comics - now in full colour!
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby The Baron » 28 Oct 2009 23:13

...and for bonus geek points, :grunt: came with a green backpack.

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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Red Laser » 28 Oct 2009 23:29

The Baron wrote:If you're feeling bold, try selecting the layer beneath 'colour', set your brush to 'lighten' and you'll be able to change the colour of the original black line. That may sort the logo probelm.

I did it with the "Next week..." text and dialogue boxes on Sea Fury:

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If I was to be really nitpicky, I'd do the floor as grey, to make it feel cold in his dungeon. The flesh is better, but a little too yellow. Try using 'FDAB5F'

Sorry if I sound critical, I'm just keen!

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I was going for a desert stronghold type of dungeon look and was going for the toy range colour scheme on the logo. Thanks for the compliments I really was nervous about trying this out but wanted to for awhile now. If you think my work is good enough Jamar to do a story then great I would love to help out.
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby The Baron » 28 Oct 2009 23:32

Yeah but the trouble is the logo part that should be bright red is grey to begin with. The technique I suggest means you can change the grey to red, rather than putting red on top of grey.




















































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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Red Laser » 29 Oct 2009 00:57

Ok I did another ad see what you think Image
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby The Baron » 29 Oct 2009 01:07

Not bad, I prefer the other one though.

Couple of points, you've done the dead Shadows legs grey. I see they kind of look like billowy smoke, but you can see the top of his boot at the end of the right leg. Just below that, I would give the Shadow a black glove to break up the red a bit. You also missed a bit of brown above the left leg.

Not sure if you're going for the "sketchy" look, but there's quite a few bits where colours bleed over the lines and spots of white as well. That can work, but certain bits are key, such as the white in Buckingham's eyes and teeth. If you're having trouble, I suggest magnifying the area up to 400% (use CTRL+ and CTRL-), it becomes a doddle.

I also thoroughly recommend getting a USB mouse and tablet if you're planning on doing a lot of colouring - I love it.

But hey, two pages in one day with your first use of Photoshop is bloody good going! No offence to the other colourists, but it's also nice to see when someone actually knows the proper colour schemes.
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Monkfish » 29 Oct 2009 01:19

Really good stuff. It's great to find out how those black and white images get colourised, the things to be considered that would never occur to me.

This thread is like a mini tutorial in its own right.
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Red Laser » 29 Oct 2009 09:20

Alteration made Image
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Chopper » 29 Oct 2009 10:50

Looking good mate. only one tensy tiny little thing tho. that blue background detracts from the main images a little. BAF were notorious for using washed out colours so it might look better being the same colour as the sky in the first image? If this is your first work, you are doing a great job so far. Keep it up. The colouring too ;-)
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Red Laser » 29 Oct 2009 11:02

Cheers Mark all compliments are appreciated and yes this is the first time I have ever attempted doing this it's good fun but also hard work. I totally appreciate the work that goes into re-colouring the pages having done it myself now.
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Re: advert for colouring project

Postby Chopper » 29 Oct 2009 12:14

I'm going cross-eyed doing Major Bludd as we speak. I'm too knackered to even bother retyping that. :shock:

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