Here’s one approach I’ve found, which is based on the gamut mask idea, but a little simpler and tuned to working in PS:
1. Start with three color swatches: a red/magenta of some kind, a yellow of some kind, and a blue/cyan of some kind. They don’t have to be crayon-box “red” “yellow” “blue” — the nice thing here is that you can decide how warm or cool you want the overall cast of the color to be. So, for instance, you could pick a cool yellow, a purplish red, and an electric blue. Or a very orange red, a warm yellow, and a greenish blue. Or even substitute green for blue. Experiment here. Even colors which are completely hideous will mellow out, so don’t be afraid.
2. Draw your 3 swatches in a tight triangle so that they are bumping up against each other in the center. Then use a smudge tool with scattering on for a blender, and blend the edges of each color into each other:
(I also had pressure set so I wouldn’t blend too hard, but that’s optional. Scattering is the important one.)
3. Now you have a neutralized color wheel. The closer toward the center you go, the more neutral the palette becomes:
(here they all are against 50% gray)
4. Now you can start establishing the values for the colors you might want to use. Use the L (Lightness) with Lab sliders on the color panel (even if you’re using RGB or CMYK color for your document) because “Brightness” (HSB) is a load of horseshit.
5. By the way, here’s what the color wheels from those other colors from the beginning would look like:
And one other with more swatches:
I AM HORRIBLE WITH COLOR PALLETS THIS WILL HOPEFULLY HELP ME.
Hey! I just wanted to ask if you have any tips on how to easily proportion drawings. I find I'm able to draw individual pieces of the human form well, but when it comes to a full body I have a really hard time getting all the proportions correct. What should I do?
Why don't you link back to spoonbard at deviantart?
A lot of these were given to me in a folder via third party. If you happen to know the links to some of the tutorials, please help me credit them properly by sending me a link to the source. Thank you.
GUYS……. You can use this site to animate whatever the hell you want. It was in Russian but they recently added this English alternative. GO MAKE AN ACCOUNT, the site doesn’t have much activity and I’d love to see more people make cool animations!
THIS SITE IS REALLY COOL. It’s like… Tegaki meets Flash. Except beginning tegaki with no opacity.