How NOT to Color Comics! – Part 1 – AIRBRUSH ALL THE THINGS


In this new series, I’ll be talking about common mistakes for beginner colorists–all things I used to do too! This first video is about rendering that’s too uniform and too soft.

Line art by Sedat Oezgen. Check him out at

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I do that thing where I stay in the lines? Watch this.…

What software are you using?
Photoshop CC 2014 but it doesn’t matter what version use for most things.

What recording software do you use?
Camtasia Recorder 8.6

What digital tablet do you use?
For most videos, a twelve-year old Wacom Intuos2. When I want to color away from my desk, a Wacom Cintiq Companion. These Photoshop techniques work on any tablet though.

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