Inside Hi-Fi Color for Comics

It’s incredibly easy to make great looking comics with Hi-Fi Color for Comics.

Are you curious about how comic books are colored? Want to learn how to color comic artwork yourself? Ready to get hands-on with some cool comic book artwork to practice coloring? With Hi-Fi Color for Comics you now have the chance. Hi-Fi Color for Comics covers: SCANNING, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES, EASY to use 1-2-3 AUTOMATION™ scripts & actions, FLATS, RENDERING, COLOR HOLDS , SPECIAL EFFECTS, COLOR SEPARATIONS , BREAKING INTO THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY.

 

 Add a bit of color to your life.

 

Packed with colorful illustrations and real world information, Hi-Fi color for comics gives you all the information you need to get started coloring.

What will you learn?

  • SCANNING
    Scan comic artwork and combining multiple scans into one large image.
  • TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
    New to computer coloring?  You will learn how to use the tools and techniques needed to complete the tutorials in the book.
  • EASY 1-2-3 AUTOMATION™
    The included Hi-Fi scripts & actions simplify the technical aspects of coloring so you can achieve your full creative potential.
    • Automated page set-up. You start coloring quickly
    • Magically prep your page for special effects
    • Push button color separations with trapping for professional results
  • FLATS
    Step-by-step tutorials show you how how to easily down images into flat color.  You can even follow along with the provided comic book artwork.
  • RENDERING
    Tutorials teaching you how to render backgrounds, exteriors and interiors, ground and sky… even vehicles, and figures using cut-n-grad and cut-n-brush techniques. You will learn how to Paint with light the Hi-Fi way.
  • COLOR HOLDS
    Knockout color holds quickly using the included Hi-Fi actions and easy to learn techniques. Leanr how to apply color holds to add depth and dimension to your artwork.
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS
    Make fire effects, flares, sparkles, glows, muzzle blasts, warp effects, and more.  Learn how you can make effects once to use over and over again. See special effects applied to actual published artwork.
  • COLOR SEPARATIONS
    Need to convert to CMYK color for commercial printing?  The included Hi-Fi color settings and 1-2-3 Automation™ scripts make it easier than ever to achieve professional results.
  • BREAK INTO THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY
    Get advice about creating your portfolio, attending comic conventions, and submitting samples.  Discover how the comic industry handles invoicing and payment.  Learn the secret to getting started and making a great impression.

Is the art any good?

Artwork featured in Hi-Fi Color for Comics comes from top comic book professionals, including:

  • Dan Jurgens
  • John Byrne
  • Mike Worley
  • Joe Quesada
  • Steve Lightle
  • Joe Corroney
  • Paige Braddock
  • Phil Hester
  • Frank Quitely
  • Terry Moore
  • Humberto Ramos
  • Dave Bryant
  • Casey Malone
  • … and more.

What will I find in the book?

  • HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
    Each chapter features Step-by-step tutorials with full-color illustrations to guide you through concepts.  To help ensure your success you will also find a project at the end of each chapter.  Complete all the tutorials and projects to unlock your creative potential.
  • AMAZING ARTWORK
    Hi-Fi color for comics features artwork from Fantastic Four, Star Wars, Tommi Trek, Strangers in Paradise, Spider-Man, Jane’s World, Star Trek, The Enigmas, Digital Webbing, & more.
  • ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY PROS
    Inside the book you will also find advice from comic professionals like Terry Moore, Shelly Bond, Joe Corroney, Gail Simone and a bonus chapter on breaking into the comics industry with input from industry pros.
  • REAL SECRETS, TIPS & TRICKS

• Keyboard shortcuts to speed-up and simplify tasks
• Power tips to make the most out of your creative effort
• Insider tips to help you make the leap from amateur to pro

And don’t forget about the Bonus CD!