Marvel Af recolours

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Marvel Af recolours

Postby Malcolm Orr » 30 Jan 2013 17:02

This will be a very slow project, but here's a taster of the Marvel comics recoloured.

Firstly I increased image size to 8000 wide.

Then I used the sketch>stamp filter and adjusted the settings to get black and white line art (the width etc of the lines is dependant on the size so that was why I did the huge resize).

Then I create a new layer and set it to multiply (Darken can work as well) and coloured in.

Then I replaced the sky and added the river.

To get highlights I used the dodge tool, and conversely I used the burn tool for some shadows.

To get the window glow I used a new layer and set it to overlay, then painted the yellow or white and set the opacity to taste.

I'll replace the text and the titles.


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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby Malcolm Orr » 30 Jan 2013 17:06

Here's the line art after processing to remove the colour.

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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby The Baron » 30 Jan 2013 17:46

Wow! How did you remove the colour, Malcolm?
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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby Malcolm Orr » 30 Jan 2013 22:03

Resize image to 6000 width
Filter – sketch – stamp (light/dark balance 10, smoothness 5)
Filter – gaussian blur – 1.0
Image, resize 2000

I sourced the image from the PDF - is that the best resolution you have? By removing the colour you can get cleaner lines for recolouring, rather than directly replacing the colour. It's worked well on Shipwreck there who was black and dark turquoise (goodness knows why they chose those colours!!!)
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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby Malcolm Orr » 30 Jan 2013 22:08

Of course play around with the settings depending on the comic!
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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby Chopper » 30 Jan 2013 23:09

Nice work, I might have to give that a go.
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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby The Baron » 31 Jan 2013 10:53

Thanks for that, I shall have a play! Would you have any ideas about fixing the 3D pages, please?

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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby The Baron » 31 Jan 2013 10:57

An experiment.
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Re: Marvel Af recolours

Postby jamarmiller » 17 Feb 2013 22:37

Malcolm Orr wrote:This will be a very slow project, but here's a taster of the Marvel comics recoloured.

Firstly I increased image size to 8000 wide.

Then I used the sketch>stamp filter and adjusted the settings to get black and white line art (the width etc of the lines is dependant on the size so that was why I did the huge resize).

Then I create a new layer and set it to multiply (Darken can work as well) and coloured in.

Then I replaced the sky and added the river.

To get highlights I used the dodge tool, and conversely I used the burn tool for some shadows.

To get the window glow I used a new layer and set it to overlay, then painted the yellow or white and set the opacity to taste.

I'll replace the text and the titles.


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I LOVE THIS ! GREAT JOB ! cant wait to see more

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