Colouring

K Michael Russell (videos) - Tons of photoshop colouring tutorials including flatting, layering , brush customization and more

Representing Emotion with Colour (video) - Strip Panel Naked

Coloring Guide (picture) - Bleeding Cool

Understanding Color (video) - Blender Guru

How to Color Inked Line Art in Photoshop - WebpageFX

Beginning Graphic Design: Color (video) - GCFLearnFree.org



Colours are the first thing anyone notices when they look at a page. They’re also very easy to get wrong.

Just like drawing, I’m NOT going to teach you how to colour. What I WILL do, is show you the tools and techniques you can use to maximize what you can get from your colours.

Colouring Terminology

Hue vs Saturation vs Luminosity (video) - Bruce Gabrielle

COLORIST ON COLOR: THE INTRODUCTION - Marissa Louise



  • Hue: The actual colour itself. Going from red to blue is a change in hue.

  • Saturation: How much gray is in the colour. The higher the saturation, the more “pure” and intense the colour. A saturation of zero is completely greytone.

  • Brightness/Luminosity: Related to saturation, but about how bright the colour is. A brightness of zero is black.

  • Flats: Single colours with no rendering. Done in advance of rendering to speed up the process (see the section on flatting) but can also be used stylistically in the final art.

  • Rendering: Varying hue, saturation and brightness to add more detail to colours.

  • Colour Hold: Changing black line art to a non black colour. Often used for style but can also be used to show atmospheric perspective (more on that later). Check out Nathan Fairburn’s quick tutorial on how to to do colour holds.