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  1. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    *edit*

    links removed. my bandwidth is getting hammered X__X


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    Here's some video capture of me coloring that Lio Convoy headshot i posted awhile ago.

    This is the style i'm using to color IDW's Beast Wars comics too ;) 

    [and if anybody wants to help out and mirror this thatd be great >__>]


    Right Click>Save As!



    *and if you have questions feel free to ask ^__^


    *updated*

    here's a quick vid on how i add glows to optics and stuff

    right click>save as!

    i'll be seeing about doing a couple more based on FX and maybe backgrounds. we'll see
     
  2. Mike

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    weeeeeeeeee :D  awesome seeing the mastah at work. I learned a lot of tricks that will help me color things faster now! yay!
     
  3. littleiron

    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    hmmm, the progress is pretty much the same as mine... seems the biggest prob is my speed...

    Josh~~~~ show us a list of hot keys will ya? *eyes shining*
     
  4. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    ..................................

    There'r over 200... good~~ orz
     
  6. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    lol

    yeah

    i only know of a few by heart [the ones i constantly use]

    im sure i could tell ya those too xD
     
  7. littleiron

    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    cool~ just do it! *ticks*
     
  8. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    :p 


    k, here goes the ones i use most:
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    Key - what it does


    d - resets color choices to Black[foreground] over white[background]

    x - switches between the foreground and bkg colors you've selected

    space bar - while holding this down you can click and drag on the pic to move about the canvas. useful if you're zoomed in

    b - selects the brush tool

    [ - makes your current brush smaller in size

    ] - makes your current brush bigger in size

    e - selects the eraser

    ctrl>shift>e - flatten image

    ctrl>shift>alt>s - save for web

    ctrl>s - save

    ctrl>shift>s - save as
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    and those are the main ones i use

    here's some tips ive learned:


    tapping any number above the keyboard [note: NOT the num-pad to the right] will change your brushs' opacity accordingly. [hit "6" and opacity will switch to 60%, 8 to 80%, 0 to 100% etc]

    with the brush [this is useful for flatting and coloring in a cel/Dreamwave style] click in one spot on the canvas. Hold down the shift key and click somewhere else on the canvas. The result is a perfect straight line between the two points you've clicked
     
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    littleiron Little I.N.S.A.N.E IroN

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    this will be very helpful cuz I use the damned lasso tool and it wastes time :D 

    thanks, Dr. Josh
     
  10. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    xD

    no prob
     
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    the only hot keys I use is ctrl+alt+z. that's the undo button, I use that one a lot lol

    "with the brush [this is useful for flatting and coloring in a cel/Dreamwave style] click in one spot on the canvas. Hold down the shift key and click somewhere else on the canvas. The result is a perfect straight line between the two points you've clicked"

    that's a really sneaky trick!!!!
     
  12. Weremole

    Weremole Whack-a-mole Avenger

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    Only hotkey I know is the "ctrl + h" that makes selection borders transparent.

    But now I'll be a diehard user of that auto-line thingee. =)

    Just hope Photoshop CS uses the same commands. 0_o
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    bah. hotkeys are for wussies.

    :p 

    (sneak peeks at list) ;) 
     
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    Neat. :)  Looks like I kinda do the same (alot with the shift-s when using the mouse, but when I use my tablet I just draw lcolor stuff more sketchily. Also I think I use more different layers and with excessive usage of time. :p  So that color layer, you duplicated it in case something went wrong?

    Most interesting thing I picked up was the more or less textured, or well different styled brush you were using :) 

    What opacity did you have that on when not at 100%? 40% or something?
     
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    One REALLY useful (or I find it useful anyway) hotkey is ctrl h hides your selection. It's really nice to be able to see what you're doing without those marching ants ...

    edit: also, tapping f switches to fullscreen, tapping it again switches to fullscreen with a black border and once again returns to normal.
    AND hitting tab hides all the toolwindows, etc. Good stuff.
     
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    :cry  Sooooooooooooooo beautiful :cry 
     
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    another good one is ctrl+alt+del a bunch of times when you're fed up, works wonders
     
  18. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    xD

    yeah, theres other hotkeys i use from time to time [like ctrl>r to bring up the rulers on the outsides, ctrl>z for undo xD and some others you guys pointed out]

    as for the opacities, here's mostly what i stay at

    80% to lay the color down thick, 60% for a little lighter, 40 and 20% for subtle color changes and stuff. Again, the brush i mainly use is the loaded wet flat tip thing. its a neat brush for the mock-painty effect

    thanks all!
     
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    Awesome all around Josh! :rock 

    Now I can speed up my coloring a bit.:D 

    *shakes fist at lasso tool*
     
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    *updated with a new "Optic Glows" vid


    and as for the duplicated layer

    i flat it on one layer then duplicate it and do my rendering on that. the reason for this is because i can always go back to the flat layer and select the big chunks of color [ie blue or grey etc]

    if i were to do that on the rendered layer it'd only select certain chunks of the blue [due to the rendering]


    and a side note, i also use this style/way of coloring on backgrounds
     

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