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Greyscale to Color

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 06:44
by redemption
Hi, I've used this program for a year or two on and off and I'm still trying to learn as much as I can. I've seen a few speedpaints using blackink where people start in greyscale and somehow make everything colorful. Have tried using lock transparency and such with low opacity brushes but it doesn't seem to work well. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Re: Greyscale to Color

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 09:00
by bonnie
Hi redemption!
What kind of result do you want?
Do you have an example in mind?

Here the same question on Steam

Re: Greyscale to Color

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 03:10
by redemption ... =419261485

Like this, it goes too quickly for me to be able what sort of brushes or layers they're using. But it doesn't seem to blur out the picture when colored.

Re: Greyscale to Color

PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 10:13
by bonnie
Thank you for your example ;)

You have two possibilities

Firstly, launch layers panel [L]

BLENDING MODE : Multiply mode
if you want to keep your strokes over and colorize easily under them it is possible to use the multiply mode.


1 - if you are in color mode normal you will have something opaque (Note: the darkness of your stroke will define the opacity)
2 - but if you choose the multiply mode you'll be able to draw under your dark strokes easily

BLENDING MODE: Normal to Color mode

1 - You draw with grey value
2 - and create a specific layer for color
3 - Switch the blending "normal" into "color" mode
4 - And set the opacity

With this technique you'll have too use saturated colors

Re: Greyscale to Color

PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 20:09
by redemption
Thank you so much, can't wait to start some projects with this! :smile: