• 10 hours of easy-to-follow lessons

    Become a master of more advanced techniques like masks and adjustment layers - powerful rendering tools.

  • Learn to THINK as a storyteller

    Includes color concept breakdowns for three full issues, two complete page demos, and more!

What real students are saying...

  • Great follow-up after Core Concepts!

    Ritche Macalaguim

    Great course after Core Concepts! Access to private Facebook group and monthly Q&A's are valuable resources!

    Great course after Core Concepts! Access to private Facebook group and monthly Q&A's are valuable resources!

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  • Excellent Course to Start Learning How to Color Digitally

    Robert Gill

    I've been professionally drawing and inking comics for a few years now and was looking to add coloring to my skill set. I had only a very basic knowledge of ...

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    I've been professionally drawing and inking comics for a few years now and was looking to add coloring to my skill set. I had only a very basic knowledge of Photoshop, and this course proved to be an extremely helpful starting point. The videos are clear and easily manageable, and the downloadable tools and presets offered are invaluable. I'm so glad I found this course online and am very thankful for the generosity of Mr. Russell to put all this out there for people wanting to start learning how to digitally color comics. I will recommend this course to anyone I can as often as I can. -Robert Gill

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  • Wooooooow Beyond Expectations

    nathan humber

    This course is very thorough, it really is a huge help for anyone who is serious about learning and creating on the next level. I think the information, is w...

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    This course is very thorough, it really is a huge help for anyone who is serious about learning and creating on the next level. I think the information, is well worth the price. Speaking personally I attended "art school" and so many of the tips and basic information holds so much more value. This course is also well designed and easy to navigate through and the downable content is solid. I'm completely satisfied and happy with this course! TIME TO CREATE

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • What You Need To Know Before Starting This Course
    • About The Instructor
    • Course Tour
    • Resources (useful links, PS presets, pre-flatted pages)
    • Manual Tool Presets
    • Recommended Photoshop Extensions & Brushes
    • Double-check Your Settings
    • Monthly Q&A information
    • Layering & Rendering Methods
    • Subtractive (or Negative) Rendering
  • 2
    Rendering techniques
  • 3
    Color Concepts
  • 4
    Storytelling
    • Using Value & Contrast as a Weapon
    • When Realism Is Bad!
    • What Color Should This Background Be?
    • Using Multiply Mode Effectively
    • Using Overlay Mode Effectively
    • How To Match Coloring Styles to Line Art
  • 5
    Leveling Up with Adjustment Layers
    • Using Solid Color Layers
    • Cleaning Up Your Line Art - New & Improved Method!
    • Why You Should Use Vibrance Instead of Saturation
    • Technique Demonstration
    • A Powerful New Rendering Method
    • Final color correction
    • Coloring in RGB vs CMYK