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Comic Tutorial by RoboticMasterMind Comic Tutorial by RoboticMasterMind
Edit: It's not really professional, but it's okay I guess. Not really something for pro work but it's just a start ^^;

Hope that helps the splatter arena contestants, and other people interested in making comics faster, and good looking at the same time.

Also I forgot to place I do not draw on a huge canvas. Keep it somewhere around 900 to 1000 pixels wide. Drawing on a small canvas is much more faster.
I also make the speech bubbles transparent, so it doesn't hide too much of everything. Usually a transparency of 55% to 72%.

Coloring tutorial is here.
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Khomaa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man if only there was a tut like this for Sai.
I'm too dumb for photoshop LOL
I could never, with any program, figure out how to color without just filling it in with a brush ;_;
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RoboticMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you can use this on SAI as well. I have SAI and it pretty much can do most of the instructions I placed on here for Photoshop. It just would have to be reworded to fit SAI.
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Khomaa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh well then I'll have to dick around and see how to do this
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serenadefox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
For randomness sake. Your style of coloring is a lot like how I color lineart and cell-shading. Especially taking advantage of the multiply application. Now back into my little hole I go.
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RoboticMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, using the layer effects I take advantage of a lot. Just as much as I use the image adjustments to change or make sure the colors don't clash. I don't know all of the layer effects by heart but a few, otherwise I guess the rest when using them for backgrounds. Usually just picking the one that looks the best. I pretty much take as much advantage of every filter, effect, and edit tool that I can before using brushes, unless I'm lazier than usual :lol:.

I don't get how lots of people don't know about the multiply trick for shading. I even told several people to use it before but they won't listen, and keep using that burn tool. It makes the shading all equal in hue, and looks less awful than using the burn tool, or selecting colors blindly when shading.
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serenadefox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
XD Same here honestly. Even when I shade, I use multiply and screen for the brush effect to get the effect that I want. Either way it's always good to utilize whatever you can. :meow:

I've noticed that too. And my goodness pictures that raep the burn and dodge too look so horrid. :stare: Some ending up so warped in brightness and blinding colors that I am surprised their eyes haven't melted!
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RoboticMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They blotch up the pictures, and make the coloring look just rushed. I think most look like the picture just came out of a volcano or chimney, then added some super bright highlights onto it. Some of the drawings are actually really good, and have nice line art but the burn and dodge tool just ruin it.
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serenadefox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I agree with you very much. They have the means to make a really nice picture yet somehow they manage to butcher it. Even once someone asked to color a couple of my sketches... but I ended up being unable to see much because the color scheme was pretty bad, the effects looked like they raped the burn and dodge tool on bright colors, and they didn't color the lines cleanly(rather than the select/fill option). =|
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RoboticMasterMind Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're too lazy to try out something new, I've told friends I've talked to on skype to stop using that thing, and only a couple out of all of them listened, the rest kept saying they'll try it soon, but right now they were lazy. I admit I was like that with using different programs though ^^;.
Seriously that's gotta be awful seeing someone murder one of your pictures. Especially if they didn't use layers, or used the paint bucket.
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serenadefox Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Understandable XD; Same here with some people I've tried to help. I can understand the laziness, given I can be lazy as well. That and few I've met can't seem to get the suggestion into their mind, or feel they need to figure it out themselves in their own way.
It was, and you're right. They did not use layers or use paint bucket. :( So it was pretty bad to see.
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