Post-Production in 2D Animation in Clip Studio PAINT

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Hello! In this article I will teach you how to do 2D Animation Post-Production in Clip Studio PAINT, with the help of Blending Modes.

What we will do:

We will make 2 final touches to a Day Animation and an Evening Animation using the Combination Modes.

Animation of the Day (Before and After)

Before:

After:

Evening Animation (Before and After)

Before:

After:

You will see that it is very easy to do and you will fall in love with Clip Studio PAINT Combination Modes, below in my super tutorial:

VIDEO: POST-PRODUCTION in 2D Animation in Clip Studio

The tutorial is in Spanish but you can activate the subtitles in your language, you will surely find it.

What did you think of the tutorial? I tried to make it as short as possible but without forgetting every detail so that you can also do it in your animations.

Step by step process:

Now I invite you to see the step by step through images, so you will understand it even better.

Animation by Day - Post-Production Process

We start with the Animation of the Day where although the animation looks correct, we can apply some tweaks to improve it even more.

For this we create a new raster layer above all the layers and folders:

Name: Base Color

And in this new layer we activate: Adjust to lower layer.

So that everything we do affects only the Animation of the Girl. In my case I divided the animation of the girl, the animated grass and the background into folders.

With the Eyedropper tool in Subtool: Select color, we choose the color of the sky, it can be the lightest area.

And we select the Fill tool that is at the top.

At first it looks like this, but then we go to the Combination Modes, where it says: Normal, we have many options to choose from, for this layer we will choose: Multiplication.

And we lowered the opacity to 25%, although it is soft but it integrates very well with this new color.

Then we create a new raster layer above the others, we name it: Brightness and in the Combination Modes we activate: Add (Brightness)

We choose the light color of the leaves of the trees and with the Airbrush tool, in Subtool: Soft

We will paint the area of the scene's brightness, in this way:

Getting the following result:

Afternoon Animation - Post-Production Process

In this other project, we have the original color of the girl from the animation by day but the background has changed, the challenge is to be able to integrate the girl with the background in the best way, for this we will repeat the same previous steps adding some more to thus achieve an excellent result:

We start by creating a new raster layer called: Base Color

And to this same layer we apply: Adjust to lower layer.

Then with the eyedropper tool we choose a color from the background, in this case the color orange.

And with the Fill tool we paint the Animation of the girl.

In the Combination Modes we activate: Multiplication.

We lowered the Opacity of this layer to 50%. With just this step it looks great, but we will continue to improve this Animation further.

Then we create a new raster layer named: Shadows. Like the previous layer we activate: Adjust to lower layer.

With the Eyedropper tool we choose a dark color from the Background and paint with the Airbrush tool on the girl.

In the Shadows layer in Combination Modes we activate: Strong light.

Then we create a new raster layer called: Brightness and in Combination Modes we choose: Add (brightness)

Then with the eyedropper tool we choose the lightest color of the background, in this case the clouds.

And with the Airbrush tool we paint the areas of the highlights.

Now we go through the last step, we create a new raster layer called: Environment and in the Combination Modes we activate: Light soft.

We choose the tool: Gradient:

In Subtool we choose: Dusk glow.

And we make the line to create the gradient:

And we get the following result:

Add a Texture to your Animations

Now as the last TIP we create a new raster layer above the others, we name it: Noise. And in Combination Modes we choose: Overlap.

Then we go to: Filter - Render - Perlin Noise.

And we edit the Scale parameter, leaving it at 1%

Getting it to look like this:

conclusions

As you could see both in the video tutorial and in the step by step through images, we can use the Combination Modes to make the Final Composition or Post-Production of our animations, without having to go to another Editing software.

And we can achieve really great results! Go ahead and try the Combination Modes!

I hope this article has been useful to you and see you in the next TIP!

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