Digital Color

Kubert School partners with Hi-Fi colour design

The Kubert School partners with Hi-Fi for Digital Coloring online studies program

UPDATE: New Summer Session added. Classes start June 3rd!

The Kubert School has teamed up with comic coloring studio Hi-Fi colour design to offer a new six-week online course aimed at those wanting to hone their comic book coloring skills.

“We are so proud and appreciate the incredible response to our Online Studies Program. These courses are being taught by some of the finest working professionals in the industry today,” says Anthony Marques, President of The Kubert School. “These are live and interactive, so the student gets the most of their time learning under our instructor’s guidance. The Kubert School, well known for its premiere curriculum in cartooning and graphic art, works tirelessly to ensure we bring the best education to everyone who enrolls in one of our courses.”

Founded 45 years ago by the legendary artist and creator, Joe Kubert, The Kubert School is committed to providing a personalized education that will stretch the limits of each student’s talents and potential.

This class takes place over six weeks, once a week, for a total of 6 sessions.

– SPRING SESSION: Mondays, April 20th – May 25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET.

– SUMMER SESSION: Mondays, June 8th – July 13th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET.

To register for this classes, please visit Kubert Online Studies page and select DIGITAL COLORING
http://kubertschool.edu/art-programs/online-studies.html  
Space is limited.

Digital Coloring – Students develop their use of color, tools, and techniques geared towards the illustration and comic book markets. Utilizing Photoshop students will produce quality samples that will include a variety of covers and narrative art pages.
Software Required: Adobe Photoshop

Instructors: BRIAN & KRISTY MILLER

Brian & Kristy Miller are founders of the digital color studio Hi-Fi Colour Design. The team at Hi-Fi colors comics like The Flash, Aquaman, Doctor Who, Superman, Teen Titans, Harley Quinn, Scooby Apocalypse, and more. As the authors of several art-instruction books including; Hi-Fi Color for Comics, the creative duo is also focused on art education. They created Hi-Fi Academy as an outreach program where they visit schools and art galleries to share comic art education with the public. In addition to his work coloring comics, Brian is also a respected illustrator known for his work for Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who, Rick & Morty, and Archer as well as his pop culture and gallery artwork. In addition to running Hi-Fi, Kristy is an anthropology/archaeology professor and will finish her PhD in education next month.

 

 

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Hi-Fi Celebrates 20 Years of Coloring Your Favorite Comic Books

In 1998 Hi-Fi could be found providing digital color for Independent comic books like Billy Tucci’s Shi and Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise. Within a few years Marvel Comics offered Hi-Fi the opportunity to color 5 pages of Rob Leifeld’s artwork in Cable #75 and the rest as they say is history. Over the past 20 years Hi-Fi has grown to provide color for every major comic book publisher along with color for video game companies, film studios, board game companies, toy companies, and other businesses and organizations looking for professional digital color to make their artwork look stunning in color.

According to Comic Book Database Hi-Fi has colored over 500 unique comic titles and thousands of individual issues. We’ve enjoyed coloring so many amazing comics but we haven’t outgrown our roots as we still routinely color comics for Billy Tucci and Terry Moore. We’d love to help you with your next project. Contact us today and let us show how easy and enjoyable it can be to work with Hi-Fi.

 

Learn how comic books are colored at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at San Diego Comic-Con.

Nearly every print and digital comic is in full color but do you know how your favorite comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Scooby Apocalypse) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session.

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 11

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con and see comic book art pencils, inks, & colors come to life on the iPad!

The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps and stylus pens work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 11

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

Fans are welcome to bring their own iPads too! Draw and paint with us live. We’ll be using the following apps: Sketchbook, Adobe Draw, Procreate and demoing a few others if time permits like Graphic, AnyFont, and Comic Book! All demos will be on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil but you can use any iPad, Android, or Windows tablet you like.

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Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018 – ENROLLMENT OPEN!

Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2018 Registration is now OPEN.

Looking to level up your comic coloring skills?

Or maybe you’re seeking a career change that gives you more free time and flexibility?

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp is the most comprehensive and career-enhancing digital coloring workshop you will find. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to start creating professional comic pages that engage viewers and ultimately land you more paying projects! The previous editions of Boot Camp sold-out in record time. Don’t delay, register today to secure your seat at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018!

Beginner to Advanced Photoshop coloring over 3 intensive days:

  • Setting up Adobe Photoshop for coloring success
  • Flat color
  • Intro to the Creative Coloring Process
  • Light & Shadow
  • Color theory for visual storytelling
  • Basic color rendering
  • Exploring color styles
  • Advanced color renderng
  • Pro tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Color Holds
  • Special Effects
  • Color separations
  • Plus portfolio review and feedback on the final day
  • Certificate of completion

Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 9-11
  • Includes group projects + one-on-one learning time with Hi-Fi founders Brian & Kristy Miller
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Lunch Saturday & Sunday
  • Networking and educational activities

Optional Extras:

  • Friday Night Group Dinner
  • Saturday Night Group Dinner
  • Hotel: The Graduate hotel has a room block set aside for Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2018 HERE. Your hotel stay is NOT included in the registration fee.  The Graduate is the official host hotel of Hi-Fi Boot Camp, but you are welcome to stay anywhere you like.

Host Hotel Info | Workshop Schedule & Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller

Are you ready to level up? Register below today!

Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form below. NOTE: All registration fees must be received before October 27th to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018 Workshop Info

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp is still a few months away but we wanted to provide you with an idea of the schedule we are planning for November 9th – 11th, 2018.

Workshop location:

The Graduate Hotel & Resort, 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Friday, Nov 9th

4:30-6:30 PM: Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp check-in

  • Receive your registration pack and Boot Camp Badge

  • Getting to know your hardware & software

  • Introduction to Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp

  • Comic Coloring as a creative process

7:00-9:00 PM: Welcome dinner (not included in registration fee). Your chance to get to know Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miler, meet other students, and some surprise comic creators may make an appearance too.

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Saturday, Nov 10th

7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30-11:59 AM: Morning Sessions including

  • Light & shadow

  • Color selection

  • Rendering basic shapes & forms

  • Coloring a hero

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-5:00 PM: Afternoon Sessions including

  • Creating custom brushes

  • Hi-Fi Helpers: working with textures & patterns

  • Coloring & painting faces

  • Panels, pages, pin-ups, and covers

6:30   Saturday evening dinner (not included in registration fee) for those who want to attend

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Sunday, Nov 11th

7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30-11:59 AM: Morning Sessions including

  • Mastering color holds

  • Hi-Fi Helpers: creating and using special effects in comics

  • Sharing and exporting your colored comic art

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-3:00 PM: Afternoon Sessions including

  • Student portfolio review

  • Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp certificates of completion awarded

NOTE: You are welcome to depart earlier on Sunday to catch your flight if needed.

You will want to bring the following to get the most out of this workshop

  • Portable computer (laptop, mod-book, tablet computer, etc.) running Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer (class demos will be taught using the latest version of Photoshop CC)

  • A Wacom graphics tablet or Cintiq

Programming schedule for example only and subject to change without notice.

Are you ready? REGISTER NOW below | Host Hotel Info | Boot Camp Overview | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller


Registration Form – Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form.
All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018 Hotel Info

Are you ready to take your comic coloring skills to the next level?

Hi-Fi Academy’s Boot Camp is coming to the The Graduate, in Tempe, Arizona, November 9th – 11th, 2018.

Escape the Fall chill for three days of comic coloring workshops in sunny Arizona. Tempe features parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, and night life all within walking distance of The Graduate. There is also light rail to transport you from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to Tempe avoiding the need for a taxi or uber ride. The hotel features a swimming pool and two on site dining options.

The Graduate hotel has a room block set aside for Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2018 HERE.

TheGraduate

The Graduate is the host hotel for Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp. While we hope you choose to stay with us at The Graduate your hotel stay is NOT included in your registration fee and you are welcome to stay anywhere you like. Just be sure to be at The Graduate each day for the workshops.

A stay at The Graduate features:

  • HD TV

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Docking Stations

  • Refrigerator & Coffee Maker

  • Safe, Iron/Ironing Board

  • 24 hour fitness center and outdoor pool

  • Complimentary shuttle service (contact hotel for details)

  • Self parking $6 per night

  • Pet friendly

Transportation Options:

  • Light Rail ($4 for a day pass) — http://www.valleymetro.org/metrolightrail

  • Taxi/Uber

  • Shuttle Services

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You will also want to bring the following to get the most out of this workshop

  • Portable computer (laptop, mod-book, tablet computer, etc.) running Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer (class demos will be taught using the latest version of Photoshop CC)

  • A Wacom graphics tablet or Cintiq

Are you ready? REGISTER NOW below | Boot Camp Overview | More Workshop Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller


Registration Form – Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form.
All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

SOLD OUT! Pursue your passion at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017

SOLD OUT! Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2017 is SOLD OUT! Registration is now CLOSED.

Looking to level up your comic coloring skills?

Or maybe you’re seeking a career change that gives you more free time and flexibility?

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp is the most comprehensive and career-enhancing digital coloring workshop you will find. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to start creating professional comic pages that engage viewers and ultimately land you more paying projects! The 2016 edition of Boot Camp sold-out in record time. Don’t delay, register today to secure your seat at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017!

Beginner to Advanced Photoshop coloring over 3 intensive days:

  • Setting up Adobe Photoshop for coloring success
  • Flat color
  • Intro to the Creative Coloring Process
  • Light & Shadow
  • Color theory for visual storytelling
  • Basic color rendering
  • Exploring color styles
  • Advanced color renderng
  • Pro tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Color Holds
  • Special Effects
  • Color separations
  • Plus portfolio review and feedback on the final day
  • Certificate of completion

Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 10-12
  • Includes group projects + one-on-one learning time with Hi-Fi founders Brian & Kristy Miller
  • Friday Night Meet & Greet with Phoenix area comic professionals & live drawing
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Lunch Saturday & Sunday
  • Networking and educational activities

Hotel NOT included.  We have an amazing host hotel, The Graduate, but you are welcome to stay anywhere you like.

Host Hotel Info | Workshop Schedule & Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller

Are you ready to level up? Register below today!

Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form below. NOTE: All registration fees must be received before October 27th to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017 Hotel Info

Are you ready to take your comic coloring skills to the next level?

Hi-Fi Academy’s Boot Camp is coming to the The Graduate, in Tempe, Arizona, November 10th – 12th, 2017.

Escape the Fall chill for three days of comic coloring workshops in sunny Arizona. Tempe features parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, and night life all within walking distance of The Graduate. There is also light rail to transport you from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to Tempe avoiding the need for a taxi or uber ride. The hotel features a swimming pool and two on site dining options.

TheGraduate

The Graduate is the host hotel for Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp. While we hope you choose to stay with us at The Graduate your hotel stay is NOT included in your registration fee and you are welcome to stay anywhere you like. Just be sure to be at The Graduate each day for the workshops.

A stay at The Graduate features:

  • HD TV

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Docking Stations

  • Refrigerator & Coffee Maker

  • Safe, Iron/Ironing Board

  • 24 hour fitness center and outdoor pool

  • Complimentary shuttle service (contact hotel for details)

  • Self parking $6 per night

  • Pet friendly

Transportation Options:

  • Light Rail ($4 for a day pass) — http://www.valleymetro.org/metrolightrail

  • Taxi/Uber

  • Shuttle Services

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You will also want to bring the following to get the most out of this workshop

  • Portable computer (laptop, mod-book, tablet computer, etc.) running Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer (class demos will be taught using the latest version of Photoshop CC)

  • A Wacom graphics tablet or Cintiq

Are you ready? REGISTER NOW below | Boot Camp Overview | More Workshop Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller


Registration Form – Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form.
All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Learn how comic books are colored at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at San Diego Comic-Con.

Nearly every print and digital comic is in full color but do you know how your favorite comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Action Comics) and Kristy Miller (Scooby Apocalypse) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session. Room: 11

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday, July 20th from 2 – 3 PM
Panel Room: 11

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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