This exciting and complete instructional package starts with the basics and progresses through step-by-step demos that take you from line art to full, awe-inspiring color. Get instruction on equipment, scanning, setting up pages, color theory, flatting, rendering, special effects, color holds, color separations, and even details on the business of becoming a professional colorist. The CD-ROM includes Photoshop tools and actions that you can use to streamline your coloring work, plus sample Photoshop files so that you can work along with the demonstrations.

 

Inside Master Digital Color

Learn digital coloring from the pros. Each chapter features a unique coloring style – Disney-esque, superhero, sci-fi, pin-up, anime/manga or alternative – and builds on techniques introduced in “Hi-Fi Color for Comics”. Bonus sidebars feature a new tip, trick or technique and tutorials of a problem artists have trouble with, like rendering hair or eyes. Homework builds on the style and technique from that chapter, helping you take the new skills and apply them to your own projects.

 

 

Inside Master Digital Color

Bonus CD

Bonus CD contains Hi-Fi Helpers to give your images extra shine…
and it does windows too.

Full of pallets, brushes, sample art, and other goodies this is one CD that you’ll never mistake for a coaster. Use these tools developed over the past decade by Hi-Fi to open up a whole new world of creativity.

What will you find on the Bonus CD?

  • Artwork for Tutorials
    For each tutorial in the book you will have the artwork to follow along with the step-by-step instructions.
  • Artwork for Projects
    Each chapter contains one or two projects that you can do on your own.  Use the information from that chapter along with the project art provided and there is no limit to what you can accomplish
  • Hi-Fi Helpers
    Hi-Fi Helpers are media files that you can use over and over again to make your life easier.  You will learn how to make your own Hi-Fi Helpers in the book plus you will find a tone of ready made Hi-Fi Helpers on the Bonus CD including:
    • Skies
    • Special Effects
    • Textures & Patterns
    • Water & Rain Effects
    • And more!
  • Click-A-Tone starter set for gray-scale comics
  • Exclusive video tutorials!
  • Bonus Art
    Practice your coloring styles and techniques on this bonus artwork. Superhero, action adventure, and cartoon style artwork for your to practice on.  All published comic book or cartoon art from Image comics and others.

Photoshop Add-Ons

Color Settings
Default and Advanced color settings you can load into Photoshop before starting the tutorials in the book.

Color Swatches
Use the provided color swatches, use your own, or mix and match for custom results.

Brushes
You will learn in the book how to make custom brushes plus you get a set of brushes on the Bonus CD.

Actions
Use the provided Actions to speed-up repetitive tasks and learn to make your own Actions in the book.

1-2-3 Automation™
Use these pre-programmed scripts to automate page set-up, preparing your pages for special effects, and push-button color separations.

 

Designed to work with Photoshop CS or newer. Macintosh or Windows operating system.  Read the end user license agreement included with the   book & bonus CD for full details and requirements.

Bonus CD

Beyond the Book!

Discover new ways to enjoy and share your digital coloring.

Our long time home at the Hue-Doo.com forums were recently lost to us. Luckily for us we’ve found a great NEW home for our community at our Facebook Group!  It’s now easier than ever to contact the HueDoo community, and here’s what you’ll find once you get there!

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Hone your coloring skills by sharing and discussing the latest coloring tips, tricks, and techniques with other talented artists & creators.

Hi-Fi Helper Exchange
Hi-Fi Color for Comics showed you how to make and use Hi-Fi Helpers.  Now you can share the Hi-Fi Helpers you make with the world. Save time and frustration by finding Hi-Fi Helpers designed by others to suit your needs.

Project Gallery
As you complete the projects in Hi-Fi Color for Comics post your images to the group.  Compare your version of each project with others and discuss ideas for different approaches to each project.

Questions & Answers 
Having trouble mastering a technique or completing a project in Hi-Fi Color for Comics?  Need technical support for Actions or 1-2-3 Automation™?  Want to see the answers to homework projects from the book?  All these questions and more are just a quick post away.  Brian Miller and many Hi-Fi colorists visit the Facebook Group every day! There’s no better place to find the answers to any and all your questions about Hi-Fi Color for Comics.

Tribal Talk
Pull us a seat around the campfire and tell us a story.  What comics are you loving the color work in? What inspires you?  We encourage HueDoo members, old and new, to introduce themselves here too.

And keep your eyes on the group for plenty of new things coming soon!

Beyond the Book!