How I colour my comic on video… almost!
Some people have asked me how I make my webcomic. So when I did the Valentines Day bonus page I used a free screen capturing programme called CamStudio to make a video so I could show you. It wasn’t a 1oo% sucess, so unfortunately you cannot see the whole process from beginning to end. It should give you a pretty good idea however.
What you see is me scanning in the hand-drawn page of the comic into photoshop. It’s not perfect so I make the lines sharper by increasing the brightness and contrast by 30, then I clean up any mistakes or fuzzy edges. Once that’s done I select the black lines and use them to create two new layers, one called ‘linework’ the other ‘colorfill.’ Then I bucketfill the colorfill layer, saving various selections as I go to make things easier when I get to the shading. Once this is completed I reload the selections one at a time and add shading using various brushes and the dodge and burn tools. That’s pretty much how I make Epic fail!
Anyway, I hope you find the video useful/interesting. Hopefully I will have better luck next time I make one.