Digital Color

Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

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. Room: 11

San Diego Comic-Con International
Friday, July 21nd from 4 – 5 PM
Panel 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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Learn how comic books are colored at Kansas City Comic Con

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at Kansas City 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 (Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys) 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: 2502

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Saturday, August 13th from Noon – 1 PM
Panel Room: 2502 (How-To)

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all KCCC attendees.

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Learn how comic books are colored at San Diego Comic Con

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 (Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys) 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: 30CDE

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday, July 21st from 2 – 3 PM
Panel Room: 30CDE

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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Pursue your passion at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016

UPDATE — Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 is SOLD-OUT! Registration is now closed. 
Stay tuned for announcements regarding future iPad and Comic Coloring Boot Camp events.

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!

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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

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Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 11-13
  • 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 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

 

Learn how to Color Comic Books at Phoenix Comicon

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at Phoenix Comicon.

In print or digital comic books need color but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Batman vs Superman) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Squarepants) 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 2016.

Phoenix Comicon
Saturday, June 4 from Noon – 1 PM
Panel Room: North 121B

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all con attendees.

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What will I learn with Hi-Fi Color for Comics?

 You probably have a few art instruction books in your collection and I bet you found some more useful than others. Some books talk at great length about art and can be quite interesting. Other books show the author creating amazing illustrations but don’t always give you the information you need to achieve similar results. The most helpful art instruction books don’t merely talk about art or show you art they teach you how to create something you could not have achieved before purchasing the book. Hi-Fi Color for Comics provides you with step-by-step tutorials with artwork teaching you to color comic book illustrations from start to finish.

What exactly will you learn in the book?

IMPORTING and FORMATTING artwork
Learn how to scan comic artwork, combine multiple scans into one large image, and how to format artwork to fit a comic book page template. NEW: Learn how to import artwork created digitally and prepare it for coloring. Whether you want to scan and color traditional artwork or color artwork created digitally this section of the book will show you exactly how to prep your pages for color using the provided template.

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
New to computer coloring? You will learn how to use the tools and techniques needed to complete the tutorials in the book.
HI-Fi 1-2-3 AUTOMATION makes it easy.
The included Hi-Fi scripts & actions simplify the technical aspects of coloring so you can focus on being creative.
• 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 break down images into flat color. Learn tool tricks that will save you time and learn how to use Photoshop Channels to give you unlimited undo’s when coloring. You can even follow along with the provided comic book artwork.

RENDERING
Tutorials teaching you how to render backgrounds, exteriors and interiors, ground & sky, vehicles, and figures using cut-n-grad and cut-n-brush techniques. You will learn how to Paint with light the Hi-Fi way.

 

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 NEW: All new rendering tutorial featuring artwork by legendary comic creator J. Scott Campbell that you can follow along with and color yourself.

 

COLOR HOLDS
Knockout color holds quickly using the included Hi-Fi actions and easy to learn techniques. Learn 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. Most of these special effects are all new for the updated edition of Hi-Fi Color for Comics

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.

BONUS CONTENT: 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.

If you are ready to learn how to color comic books like a pro be sure to sign up for the Hi-Fi Color for Comics email list below to be alerted when the Kickstarter for the new book goes live. Come back for the next installment to learn about NEW & BONUS content planned for Hi-Fi Color for Comics.

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Brian Miller is the founder of comic book color studio Hi-Fi colour deisgn and the co-author of Hi-Fi Color For Comics