Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Coloring Lineart in photoshop, & texture link!

Since we talked about how to separate line art (or texture) for coloring in class, I thought I'd repost the directions for it. I also wanted to link to Lost and Taken, a great site with a BUNCH of free high-resolution textures for download,! How to separate lineart/texture for coloring: Make sure your drawing is in Grayscale. Image > Mode > Grayscale You can make the black and white more crisp by going into Image > Adjustments > Levels. Once you have that worked out, Go into Channels (if it's not on your screen, go up to Window > Channels) and click the dotted circle on the bottom. (When you hover your mouse over the dotted circle, it says "Load Channel as Selection") Then go up to Select > Inverse. Go back to your Layers window, and make a new layer. (make sure you're making a new layer and not a new channel) Make sure you are in your new layer, have Black as your color, and then Edit > Fill You can then Select > Deselect. You can now change your image to color! Image > Mode > RGB To lock the layer so you can color the lines, click the CHECKERED SQUARE in the "Lock" row near the top in your Layers window. A lock will show up on the right of the layer. (NOTE: there is an actual "lock" icon in the Lock row in the Layers window, but that does not do the same thing!) Now you can color your lines!

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