Greyscale trick

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - In Depth Paint From Imagination -

Here’s how to paint un­der a black and white adjustment layer with­out mess­ing up your colours. If you cre­ate a Lu­mi­nos­ity layer, you can paint nor­mally while the adjustment layer is still set to Vis­i­ble. Then, when you hide the adjustment layer, the colours still work with cor­rect tem­per­a­tures. This en­ables you to work as if the im­age were greyscale at any stage of the process.

Fil­ters and colour ad­just­ments

Right at the end of a paint­ing I’ll use adjustment lay­ers such as photo fil­ters and the Curves tool. I find this tweak­ing phase very en­joy­able, and try not to rush it as I search for the per­fect mood. Why don’t you try lay­er­ing dif­fer­ent ef­fects, use big soft brushes on layer mode types you’ve never tried out, and get those colours just right!

Fe­bru­ary 2015

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