6.Coloring the Main Lines of the Characters and the Sound Effects

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Color elements created according to the monochrome manga guide, such as the main lines of the characters and the sound effect lettering, so that these elements blend well with the colored areas.


Coloring the Main Lines of the Characters

1 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Fill 2" layer and then select the [Layer] menu → [Merge with layer below].

The "Fill 2" layer and "Characters 1" layer are joined as the "Characters 1" layer.


2 Select the "Characters 1" layer and change the [Expression color] to [Color] on the [Layer Property] palette.


3 Click [Lock Transparent Pixel] on the [Layer] palette.


4 Use tools such as the [Watercolor] tool and the [Airbrush] tool to color the main lines and areas filled in monochrome on the character.


5 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Characters 2" layer and change the stacking order so that this layer is immediately below the "Fill" layer.


6 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Fill" layer in addition to the "Characters 2" layer and then select the [Layer] menu → [Merge selected layers].

The "Fill" layer and "Characters 2" layer are joined as the "Characters 2" layer.


7 With the joined "Characters 2" layer selected, click [Lock Transparent Pixel]. Change the [Expression color] to [Color] on the [Layer Property] palette.


8 Color the main lines and areas filled in monochrome on the "Characters 2" layer using tools such as the [Watercolor] tool and the [Airbrush] tool.


9 The main lines of the character are now colored.


Coloring the Sound Effect Lettering

<Sound Effect Lettering in Frame 2>

Color the "Whoosh" layer in Frame 2.


1 On the [Layer] palette, click [Show/hide layer] next to the "Sound effect" folder to show the "Sound effect" folder.


2 Click the [▼] mark next to the "Sound effect" folder to open the folder.


3 While the "Whoosh" layer is selected on the [Layer] palette, click [New Raster Layer].

A new raster layer is created above the "Whoosh" layer.


4 Turn on [Clip at Layer Below] on the [Layer] palette.



5 Select the [Gradient] tool → [Foreground to background] sub tool.

On a palette such as the [Color Wheel] palette, set navy blue as the main color and reddish purple as the sub color.


6 Drag as shown below to draw a gradient from the foreground color to the background color.


7 On the [Layer] palette, change the [Blending mode] of the layer where the gradient was drawn to [Screen] so that the white edges remain.


<Sound Effect Lettering in Frame 4>

Color the "Bang" layer in Frame 4.


1 On the [Layer] palette, select the "Bang" layer and change the [Expression color] to [Color] on the [Layer Property] palette.


2 Select the [Selection] menu → [Select Color Gamut] and set [Error margin of color] to "10" in the [Select Color Gamut] dialog box.


3 Click the white part of the "Bang" sound effect on the canvas and click [OK] in the [Select Color Gamut] dialog box.

All of the white areas on the "Bang" layer are selected.


4 Select a pale orange on the [Color Wheel] palette and click [Fill] in the [Selection Launcher].


The areas surrounded by the selection are colored.


5 Draw over the area in reddish purple using the [Soft] sub tool of the [Airbrush] tool.


6 After you have finished filling with the gradient, click the [Selection] menu → [Deselect] to deselect the selected area.


7 Add white edges to the sound effect lettering. Click [Border effect] on the [Layer] palette and set [Thickness of edges] to "20".


8 Coloring of the main lines of the character and the sound effect lettering is now complete.


[Memo]

For details on [Lock Transparent Pixel], see "Try Drawing an Illustration in CLIP STUDIO PAINT: Basic Guide" → "Basic Coloring".

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