Step 10: And make the setting as seen on the below picture. By the way don’t forget that those values depend on the size of your canvas. You may have to adjust them a little to work with different sizes.
Step 11: Now try your brush. See how soft it is and make some strokes with your new brush settings. You see the soft strokes of the brush and there is nothing fancy about brushes since some of you wondered. After figuring out what the story is..and knowing about colors…we can start the main coloring and paint process… Make a Color Palette. This can come in handy is you have multiple panels with recurring characters and settings. Simply create a new Photoshop document with your colors painted on it. Keep it beside your comic on your desktop and use the eyedropper tool to select a color. Here these are my main colors for my character.
Step 12: You can lock the sketch layer by clicking this little icon here so you will know the layer is locked by the padlock sign next to it. Well, locking layer means that you can’t move it anymore..so it makes easy when you are painting and working on other layers. The sketch layer is just a reference for your coloring.
Step 13: Now,we selected colors, we can begin to to color the Benjamin sketch. Don’t worry about going out of the lines. That will be cleaned up later on. Once you have done we can begin shading. One more tip: Your sketchs don’t have to have clean and smooth lines..Let’s make it super detailed not..Because all the lines will be covered up. Make sure the “Benjamin color” layer is selected not the sketch layer Using the large brush, do some genral shading for the overall shape of the frame and the background coloring.
Step 14: The light is from the right side. You don’t have too over detail everything for now. I just add some basic detail for my character at this step. Using a smaller brush, I begin adding smaller paint strokes to add detail and to blend the colors together…then I took a smaller brush and a darker opacity. I traced around the edges but olso defined some of the pencil shading around the character.
Step 15: Now we are going to begin adding some details. Now change the file size as 1000×1242 . Resolution must be 300. Click IMAGE-> IMAGE SIZE. To resize an image in Photoshop, the first thing you need to do is go up to the Image menu at the top of the screen and select “Image Size” from the list of options. This will bring up the Image Size dialog box, as shown below:
Step 16: Now it’s time for the details. We are going to detail the character’s hair. Reminding; start with a new layer for the details. Always pay attention to lighting. Keep in mind the direction of the hair is falling…After running through a few possibilities, I decided on the one shown. . And for the shadow you shall use the same color but 50% will do good . Now you can play with more softness, and it gives a feeling of realism. Try not to lift your pen too much. Too many stroke will destroy the smooth gradient effect which we are trying to archieve. I dublicate the Benjamin color layer 3 times now.