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squanpie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm, you say you've got the navy blue-ish area only selected, but how did you get rid of the distracing moving dotted selection lines?
or am I missing something major here?
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EagleGosselin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Control-H hides "extras".
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elykpaint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Thanks for posting these videos John!
Have you gone over how you're setting up your files? Are you coloring in layers or channels?
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Scarlet-Speed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
hey man great stuff.
what brush/pencil setting are you using? I downloaded your pack and was just wondering how you got it so smooth and fluid?

you using a tablet ?
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
When I use the pencil, I turn the spacing all the way down to 1% to make sure it's not choppy. I'm working on a Cintiq.
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Scarlet-Speed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
ah I see , cheers mate.

Damn Cintiqs :p
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P3ncill3r Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Hey, nice tut!

You should talk more about Blending Modes, Opacity setup & Tools you are using.

It just would help to avoid people from asking about those.

Cheers!
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thanks! I'll try to work in a new tutorial soon and cover some of these things.
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KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
really awesome! Thank you for this!
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Tallgeeseneo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thanks. This reaffirmed that my gut instincts about coloring comic art is right. This is getting faved.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thanks! What was your gut instinct?
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Tallgeeseneo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
After preparing the line art, to put the over all colors of the objects down then add to going from darkest colors to lightest.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
That just depends on the colorist, subject matter, style, etc. I wouldn't say there are any hard fast rules for that.
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Iron-Odin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Man, after watching Brian Haberlin's stuff last week and this stuff now, my brain is going to esplode from all of the handy tips.

I do the same flats thing you do, but I lock the layer since I'm notorious for forgetting to switch to my colors layer if I need to change something. That way I KNOW I'm not mucking with the flats by accident.

Rock!
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Thanks man!
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ErikNighthaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Wow! This is the first video of this kind that I have ever seen (no I don't live in a cave). Great job. It really gives me a a great insight of what goes into creating some of the awesome work that is posted. I figured that it was all still done by pencils and ink.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thanks man! I'm glad I could help!
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Katena Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awsome video master, thanks so much!!!!!!!!
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thanks!
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Katena Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
I am learning a lot here...
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Cool, glad to hear it!
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PaulJohnLittle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
John, these are freaking amazing, man. Every time I watch one of these, I swear I jump up in my seat and go, "OH! Ho-lee sh*t!!!" I can't believe it never occurred to me to make a copy of the flats to make easy selections. That trick is beyond awesome.
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Chizel-Man Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree man, never thought to do that before. I'll be sure to use this technique for now on.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Haha! I'm just glad it's helpful!
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EagleGosselin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You could apply a voice-altering filter so it looks more like something your avatar might sound like...
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
ha
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Ketsurui199 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008   Photographer
thanks alot this very usefull im loving your vids im still sketching and writing up my ideas for my webcomic and i cant wait to colour it all in xD
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks! Glad to hear that!
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Fatboy73 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Pure gold John!Can't wait to see the rest.and for the record I don't think you voice is irritating at all,It's actually very soothing and mellow.And I mean that in the most hetero way possible. lol :D
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Hahaha, thanks!
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StephenSchaffer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Awesome vid. Question: why RGB? I heard that comics are printed in CMYK, do you switch when you're done? I heard that wasn't good and you should just do it straight in CMYK?
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Some people use CMYK. I don't think the colors blend very naturally when coloring in CMYK, so I convert from RGB to CMYK once I'm done and make any minor adjustments that are necessary, which usually means none.
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StephenSchaffer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Haha, nice.
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jeaf7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Awsome video, very helpful. WE WANT MORE...lol
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
I'll post part two tomorrow and so on.
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michael-e-wiggam Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
This is AWESOME, John! Thanks so much for letting us into your world for a little bit!

I still am a bit timid about color picking, and rely on the screen or multiply or whatever mode a lot. Could you give any tips on your color picking process? It looked like you went at a direct angle to get both the darker and lighter?
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Thanks! I'll try to include some color picking tips in my next video.
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Student Artist
Thanks a lot for the video man. Never have I'm always afraid of the using the pencil tool because of its edges but now I see how that can be quite useful.
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
I don't use it a lot, but it's great for learning because you get straight to the important things first.
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NicChapuis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
OMGAHWGAIDW
your voice....

jk

it was so different than what I expected it to be but than again I dont know what I was expecting =)

anyway this seems to be going a very interesting thing to look at.
Also
I feel dumb for not coming up with that copy of the flats thing for easy selectioning
that is so smart


lookin forward to the rest of these

-Nic
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
lol, thanks.
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