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Hi-Fi Color for Comics: Digital Techniques for Professional Results [With CDROM] [Paperback]

By Brian Glen Miller (Author) & Kristy Miller (Author)
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An instructional manual designed to teach readers how to incorporate color into their comic line art furnishes step-by-step instructions in color theory, scanning, equipment, setting up pages, flatting, rendering, special effects, color separations, and more, as well as a CD-ROM containing Photoshop tools and plug-ins that can help artists streamline their color work. Original. 10,000 first printing.

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Digital Techniques for Professional Results

This premiere guide from some of the hottest talent in the industry covers digital coloring from start to finish - taking your art from black-and-white to full, awesome color Features step-by-step tutorials that lead you through the entire coloring process, from scanning, flatting and rendering to color holds, special effects and color separations.Comes with a CD-ROM containing all the art files you need for the lessons in the book, plus Adobe Photoshop tools and scripts to streamline key processes so you can focus on being creative.Packed with tips that will save you time and yield dynamic results.Focuses on Adobe Photoshop (with keyboard commands for both Macintosh and Windows), and most of the techniques can be used with just about any image editing software.Includes the detailed scoop on the business, marketing and financial aspects of becoming a professional colorist.This is the definitive book on coloring for amateurs and professionals alike - from comic book fans and Photoshop whizzes who want to color for the fun of it, to colorists looking to perfect their skills, to graphic arts professionals in search of something new to offer their clients.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Impact
Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.7" Width: 8.34" Height: 0.44"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 3, 2008
Publisher   Impact
ISBN  1581809921  
ISBN13  9781581809923  
UPC  035313641862  

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HI-FI for comics  Dec 5, 2008
I usually don't give out any free reviews but for this book I purchased from this site I had to say two Thumbs up. Anybody interested to get a solid and good start to coloring comics, this is the book to buy. PERIOD.

Finally a book that lets you concentrate on your art and they show you how its done.

Great book, I dearly recommend.
Good book but scripts use CS3  Nov 17, 2008
A good book on digital comic coloring but with a rather huge flaw: A few of the lessons rely on the scripts included on the disc which only support recent versions of Photoshop.

We encounter this early in Lesson 1.4 which instructs us to copy the lineart to a channel. Instead of giving details on how this is performed, it tells us to use the script and moves on to the next chapter. What if we were using Painter or Paint Shop Pro? What if we just wanted to know how to do it manually? Setting up a Special Effects Layer and Color Separation are also Script-Only.

Oh, and the included brushes can't be imported into earlier versions of Photoshop either.

I can appreciate using scripts to automate simple tasks but Hi-Fi seems to forget not everyone has, can afford, or would even want to purchase CS3 (I have PS7 and will probably never upgrade). If you already know how to do these things, it's a minor oversight. If you don't, then you'll have to search the internet or you're left in the dark.

Overall, I did enjoy the book. Lots of good techniques, full color examples and step-by-step instructions (aside from those delegated to the scripts) with practice files on the disc.
BEST CHOICE for beginners!!   Oct 11, 2008
Hey, This BOOK is the BEST choice for beginners and Intermediate users.

I don't have any previous experience with PS. I've been reading tutorials around the net, I was almost frustated, after read Hi-Fi Color for Comics I changed my mind..

Now, I can do an entire comicbook page!!

If you find this one, go ahead, This is simply the best!

Nicely done except its slanted more for Photoshop users  Sep 5, 2008
The first chapter claims that the tutorials in the book can be used for any image editing program but the tutorial often involves using Photoshop scripts. So with that in mind, if you use another program it may be difficult to convert the tutorial steps to fit whatever image processing program you use.

Despite that, the authors really know their stuff.
Not bad  Sep 4, 2008
Very nice "How To" book, however, many of the techniques CAN be sourced from the Web. My biggest critique and is the scripts included in the CD - if you don't get them up and running (Mac OsX users) half the tutorials won't work. THey're supposed to make it easier for you, but not if they don't work...other than that, good to see some of the techniques Hi-Fi uses. 3 out of 5

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