Grayscale Shading and Non-Destructive Coloring Techniques for Photoshop Artists

In this series of tutorials, we'll be focusing on painting values in grayscale and how to preserve them when applying color to our grayscale illustration in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
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Rating
(12)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 1, 2012
Duration
1h 17m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 1, 2012
Duration
1h 17m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we'll be focusing on painting values in grayscale and how to preserve them when applying color to our grayscale illustration in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by establishing the direction of our light source and adding some base values. From there we'll explore a layered workflow of developing our shadows and lighting and we'll continue with refining and adding details to our grayscale composition. Finally, we will walk through a process of painting color on our grayscale illustration using various blend modes, allowing us to preserve our values. As we will see, through this process, we can render a grayscale image to completion and paint color in a non destructive fashion. Applying these techniques to your own workflow will allow you to focus on values first and save some time when painting color. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. In this series of lessons, we'll be focusing on painting values in grayscale and how to preserve them when applying color to our grayscale illustration in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by establishing the direction of our light source and adding some base values. From there we'll explore a layered workflow of developing our shadows and lighting, and we'll continue with refining and adding details to our grayscale composition. Finally, we'll walk through a process of painting color on our grayscale illustration using various blend modes, allowing us to preserve our values. As we will see through this process, we can render a grayscale image to completion and paint color in a non-destructive fashion. Applying these techniques to your own workflow will allow you to focus on values first, and save some time when painting color. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.