In this video, learn about layering the character for efficient coloring.
- [Instructor] We have our character lined. … So now let's see how we add color. … Let me just hide all of the previous layers. … We have the line worked on, on its own layer. … At this point, I'm just going to call this line upper case … and we'll make a new layer beneath … and we'll call this one white. … You'll see why in a moment. … So let's select the line layer and pick the magic wand tool … and we can click away from the character … in the negative space around it. … And you can see the marching ants … that now have selected the entire space there. … If I go to the white layer now, … and we pick like a color white … and I use the fill tool and fill in there, … this is the area that's been selected and I'll undo that. … That's clearly not what we want. … So we go select inverse. … It's now selected the area that is … highlighted around the character. … So this gives you a feeling for the next step … of the process. … We're not quite there yet. … Let's just hit Control + Z wands. …
This course was created by Dermot O' Connor. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Drawing the character
- Layering and coloring
- Animating with layers
- Drawing keys and breakdowns
- Drawing inbetweens
- Animating objects vs. characters
- Rendering the animation