This course starts with a look at how artists (of all kinds) put color to use. Then, a brief study in what makes cartoon color so unique. Once our mind gears are turning, we’ll jump into Photoshop CC with a class project that will give you the tools and techniques necessary to bring more vibrancy to your drawings.
Here are the topics I’ll be covering:
A brief history of color and art
A look at how color communicates
The fundamentals of using color in cartooning
Planning for color while sketching and inking
Block coloring in Photoshop CC
Refining the hues, saturation and value of an image
Color lighting techniques (line color and rim light)
All you’ll need for this class is a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop CC (most older versions will work too).