About this project
Thank you for backing Hi-Fi Color for Comics. This project was 100% funded in only 12 days. On this final day all but one of the stretch goals are unlocked. Choose your favorite reward and pledge today to help unlock the final Stretch Goal!
You probably have a few art instruction books in your collection and I bet you found some more useful than others. Some books talk at great length about art and can be quite interesting. Other books show the author creating amazing illustrations but don’t always give you the information you need to achieve similar results. The most helpful art instruction books don’t merely talk about art, or show you art, they teach you how to create something you could not have achieved before owning the book. Hi-Fi Color for Comics provides you with step-by-step tutorials and artwork teaching you how to color comic book illustrations from start to finish.
What exactly will you learn in the book?
IMPORTING and FORMATTING artwork
Whether you want to scan and color traditional artwork or color artwork created digitally this section of the book will show you exactly how to prep your pages for color using the provided template.
TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
New to comic coloring? You will learn how to use the tools and techniques needed to complete the tutorials in the book.
HI-Fi 1-2-3 AUTOMATION makes it easy
The included Hi-Fi scripts & actions simplify the technical aspects of coloring so you can focus on being creative.
- Automated page set-up to start coloring quickly
- Magically prep your page for special effects
- Push button color separations with trapping for professional results
Step-by-step tutorials show you how how to easily break down images into areas of flat color. Learn tool tricks that will save you time and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Channels to give you unlimited undo’s when coloring. You can even follow along with the provided comic book artwork.
RENDERED COLORTutorials teaching you how to render backgrounds, exteriors and interiors, ground & sky, vehicles, and figures using cut-n-grad and cut-n-brush techniques. You will learn how to Paint with light the Hi-Fi way. Including new rendering tutorials featuring artwork by legendary comic creator J. Scott Campbell that you can follow along with and color yourself.
Knockout color holds quickly using the included Hi-Fi actions and easy to learn techniques. Learn how to apply color holds to add depth and dimension to your artwork.
Make fire effects, flares, sparkles, glows, muzzle blasts, warp effects, and more. Learn how you can create special effects images once to use over and over again. See special effects applied to actual published artwork.
Need to convert to CMYK color for commercial printing? The included Hi-Fi color settings and 1-2-3 Automation™ scripts make it easier than ever to achieve professional results.
The artwork for Hi-Fi Color for Comics continues to come in from amazing comic book creators. Here is a list of current contributors.
- Terry Moore - Strangers in Paradise
- Craig Rousseau - The Perhapanauts
- Katie Cook - Gronk
- Mike Worley - Image's Big Bang Comics
- Joe Quesada & Dani Miki - Spider-Man
- Mike Norton - Battlepug
- Dan Jurgens - Tommi Trek
- Mat Wagner - Grendel & Mage
- Casey Malone & Dustin Yee - The Enigmas
- Scott Wegener - Atomic Robo
- Joe Corroney - Star Wars and Star Trek
- Shawn Pryor & Martheus Wade - Young Star
- Humberto Ramos - Fantastic Four
- J. Scott Campbell - various Superhero art
- Frank Quitely & Tim Townsend - New X-Men
- John Byrne - Tommi Trek
- Phil Hester - Sick Time
- David Bryant - Aviatrix
- Melinda Timpone - White Noise
- Paige Braddock - Jane's World
- Tom Mandrake - Devil's Gate
- Val Hochberg - Mystery Babylon with Kick Girl
- Tom Nguyen - various Superhero art
- Steve Lightle - Tommi Trek
- Chad Hardin & James Taylor - Fist of Justice
- Sapphire Tricket - Solar VII
...and more to be announced.
BONUS CONTENT: BREAK INTO THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY
Get advice about creating your portfolio, attending comic conventions, and submitting samples. Learn the secret to getting started and making a great impression.
We have additional chapters, book upgrades, and bonus art packs from top name creators ready to include in the stretch goals which will make Hi-Fi Color for Comics bigger and better for all backers.
Are you ready to get involved and put Hi-Fi Color for Comics in print? Then read on for the REWARDS!
We have some amazing stretch goals for you. As we hit stretch goals the book will grow in size giving your more book for your pledge.
SHIPPING FREE U.S. Shipping for all rewards levels. Shipping fees for rewards going outside the U.S. are indicated and collected by Kickstarter. We have done all we can to keep the shipping cost as low as possible but books are heavy and not cheap to ship. If shipping cost is a concern please consider the ComiXology digital edition.
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
- Production, Printing, Promotion of Hi-Fi Color for Comics
- Shipping all those heavy books
- Compensation for artist who contributed their original artwork for you to color as well as the book editor and designer
- Any fees associated with converting the print book to digital format for ComiXology
- Fulfilling additional requirements of reward levels, mini-prints, workshops, etc.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All artwork featured in Hi-Fi Color for Comics is done so with the express written permission of the Copyright holder or their legal representative. Art release forms for Hi-Fi Color for Comics are on file with Hi-Fi colour design and all Copyright notices within the book are as stated by the Copyright holders.
Risks and challenges
Fulfillment will be handled by shipping backers all items in one package when possible to reduce shipping time and expense. This means rewards like mini-prints will ship with the completed book, not before.
The authors and editor have previously completed several art instruction books and are ready to complete the the new Hi-Fi Color for Comics, have the books printed, and ship them to backers.
Working full time in the comic book industry the challenge we face is always one of time and deadlines. Any project that involves multiple writers, artist, designers, etc. can run into deadline issues. If all stretch goals are reached the book will double in size which may require additional time for design, printing, and shipping.
If any delay or setback arises all backers affected will be notified via Kickstarter update and advised of any change in the delivery timeline. Our goal is to complete the book, have it printed, and delivered to all backers in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The new book is based on the creative coloring process of the original Hi-Fi Color for Comics, but will contain at least 75% new materials including new art and tutorials and redesigned from the ground up. All the Photoshop info will be updated or replaced with new info as needed to take advantage of the latest Photoshop features and capabilities. If we hit stretch goals there will be additional new chapters, tutorials, and artwork.
Take a look at this post to see some of the new content we have planned:
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