See how Kent State student Chad Lewis uses Capture CC to capture a color theme, applies it to a sketch on the go with Photoshop Sketch and brings his Marvel comic book layout to life in Photoshop CC.
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Capture a color theme with Capture CC and bring your characters to life on the go with Photoshop Sketch. Then complete your comic book layout on the desktop with Photoshop CC.

Capture a color theme

Open Capture CC and tap Color. Tap + and point your camera at a drawing, a landscape, or anything else that inspires you. As you move the camera, the colors that will be part of the theme appear on the side of the screen. When you're happy with the theme, tap the Capture button.

Give your theme a name and tap Done. It's automatically saved to your default Creative Cloud library. 

 

Capture a color theme

Create a reference sketch

Open Photoshop Sketch and tap the + to create a new project. Tap the first canvas in the project. 

Tap the Pencil tool. Tap the color icon and choose a light blue color. 

Sketch out the basic lines of your character. This will help guide you as you add more detail later.

Create a reference sketch

Add detail with the Pen tool

Tap and hold on the Pen tool icon. Adjust the size and opacity using the sliders, and tap Done when you're finished.

Add more detail to the image by drawing over the sketch, adjusting the size of the pen as needed. Use your strokes to highlight features and add depth to the image. This process is known as inking. 

Tip: You can undo a brushstroke by swiping to the left with two fingers. Redo by swiping to the right.

Add detail with the Pen tool

Add a color theme from your Creative Cloud libraries

Tap the Color icon, then the + and My Color. These are all the color themes you stored in your Creative Cloud libraries. Tap the theme you created earlier, and then the checkmark at the top of the dialog.

Add a color theme from your Creative Cloud Libraries

Apply color

Tap a color from your theme. Tap and hold either the Brush, Pen, Marker, or Brushes tool. Select Combine from the options so that the color overlays the pen marks as you paint, then tap Done. 

Add color to the sky and Thor, changing colors and tools as needed.

Tip: For more variation in your strokes, tap Brushes and tap an option from the App Brushes menu.

Apply color

Send to Photoshop

Tap the Send To icon and choose Send to Photoshop. A short time later your image will appear on your desktop.

Send to Photoshop

Complete your comic book layout

Your sketch is a real Photoshop file, so you can crop, re-color, or resize the image to fit into an existing comic book page layout. 

You can see Chad's final layout in the Avengers Origins #1 digital comic book. 

Complete your comic book layout
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© 2015 MARVEL


07/29/2015

Contributor: Chad Lewis

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