Photoshop comics: colour outlines

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zarusoba, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    I'm doing a comic-book style image in Photoshop and I'm using the standard technique: the outline is a black bitmap on a Multiply layer while the colour is added on normal layers below.

    However, I want to do a colour outline. This doesn't look so good on a Multiply layer, as the outline becomes translucent: I want it opaque.

    I'm thinking of removing the white from outline layer, and changing the layer to Normal.
     
  2. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean a colour hold, where you change the colour of part of the linework itself?

    If so, create a completely empty Normal layer above your linework, with no fill.

    Load your linework as a selection by CMD-clicking the thumbnail of the linework layer (you can hide the selection with CMD-H if you find the 'marching ants' distracting). Then simply paint in the colour of your choice over the top of the linework you want to change.

    Cheers!

    Jim
     
  3. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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