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How To Color For Comics [Paperback]

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This is it - the premiere guide to coloring comics by some of the hottest talent in the industry. This guide will take you through all the steps necessary to take your work from line art to full, raging color. You also get step-by step instructions in coloring special effects, creating works in the cel-anime style, digital painting, and many, many other techniques. This guide is invaluable to both novices and professionals alike. Any artist interested in learning to color or improving their coloring skills can benefit from the knowledge of Guru eFX.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 9, 2005
Publisher   Antarctic Press
ISBN  1932453415  
ISBN13  9781932453416  
UPC  610721080214  

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Reviews - What do customers think about How To Color For Comics?

High quality stuff; if you don't have full version of Photoshop, you will be somewhat limited  Jun 15, 2008
If you don't have a "full" version of Photoshop you will have to work around some issues. The work contained in here is first-rate and superior to another competing title.
Beautiful results and techniques; obviously very talented and professional and experienced people put this together. I haven't seen the new version, but the first edition is very well done. Recommended
I got it for my son he's into drawing & painting. He's using his computer to digital color. He thanked me for this book. He said there is amazing information in the book. So I recommend it.
NOT BAD...  Sep 6, 2006
I recieved this book over the Labour Day weekend and went through it with a fine toothed comb; THEN I read the reviews.

The book CAN be tough to get through; BUT the authors DO emphasize a beginner's knowledge of PhotoShop:

1. The lessons are NOT bad; if you do them in small chunks.
2. Go to a section that interests you first; then backtrack.

My ONLY complaint is that the "LEVELS" video file DID NOT work!!
I tried on my I-Mac and my HP laptop!!
The files, swatches, etc seemed to work fine.

BOTTOM LINE: Use this book along with "The DC Guide to Coloring & Lettering Comics" and BlueLine Pro's " Digital Coloring for Comics"
and you will be fine...!!!
Fundamentals are there  May 6, 2006
This is the first book I have looked at on the subject. It is not well organized if one is looking for step by step lessons. It is photoshop specific but not version specific. The authors therefore try not to get too menu oriented. Which is fine by me. I use Corel Painter and I haven't had any trouble using their techniques in Painter.

The reason being, the fundamentals are presented and reinforced in every example. The fundamentals are what is important. So no matter what software you are using, you will learn how these artists use layers, paint brush, airbrush, burn, dodge, color balance, and smudge to create some very nice art work.
one of the best  Apr 21, 2006
I'm sorry I have to disagree with Linda's review. I found my CD to be totally overloaded with everything needed to go along with the book: brushes, swatches and tons of line art from the comics to exercise with. I've bought the best tutorial CDs from the top pros, bought the best books comic coloring, and none of them shared as much of the fine-point-nitty-gritty techniques as this book does - I'm referring to comic book coloring only - not digital painting. The book can be tagged vague, if you do not have some knowledge of Photoshop. But, on the other hand, what it does teach you is enough to give you the tools you do need to create what the book and CD supplies you with. Bottom line: it's a short book, color from start to finish, and very very generous in sharing the tricks of the trade. It just takes your desire to become a good colorist to complete the journey. The only downside I see here by this site is that they should give you a Search Inside feature so you can see for yourself some of the eye-popping stuff you will learn. Enjoy.

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