Friday, September 22, 2017

Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 21 - Contents (Launch Page)

© 2016 Mike Mitchell
The funny thing about blogs is that, typically, search engines list posts in reverse order. If you're looking for the latest post, that's great. But it's not-so-great when you want a single Table of Contents or an easy, chronological listing of a series.

So, here it is. A sort of "Table of Contents" for my Noir Style Tutorial, presented at the end of the series for easy access and indexing. But first, a definition:

The French word for black is noir. Over time, noir has come to reflect a mood, a tone, and most appropriately, a style. Suggestive of danger or violence, film noir is characterized by low-key lighting in a bleak urban setting with corrupt, cynical characters. In my approach, the word noir simply celebrates the color black; it is not confined to a specific genre.
– Shawn Martinbrough, How to Draw Noir Comics




This tutorial covers how to do the following:

  • Configure Poser 11 to render line art from 3D models.
  • Generate at least three renders: black, gray and outlines-only.
  • Clean up the renders in Photoshop.
  • Compositing the layers in Manga Studio (Clip Studio Paint).
  • Different "finishing" techniques: gray scale, halftones and sketch-style.
  • Saving your final images for print or web.

Contents

Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 1 - Introduction
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 2 - Tools of the Trade
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 3 - Figure & Limitations
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 4 - Inspiration
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 5 - Process At a Glance
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 6 - Step 1: Figure Set-Up
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 7 - Step 2: Turn on Live Comic Book Preview
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 8 - Step 3: Edit Materials
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 9 - Step 4: Set up Lights
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 10 - Step 5: Adjust Lighting
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 11 - Step 6: Render Settings
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 12 - Step 7: Creating Render Passes
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 13 - Step 8: Cleaning up Renders
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 14 - Step 9: Image Clean-Up / Hand-Work / Post Work
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 15 - Step 10: Quick-n-Easy Contour Line
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 16 - Step 11: Applying a Tone Layer
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 17 - Step 12: Applying a Color Wash
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 18 - Step 13: BONUS: Applying a Quick Sketch Effect
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 19 - Step 14: Saving Your Final Image
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 20 - Process "Quick" Summary
Noir Style Tutorial, Pt. 21 - Contents (Launch Page)


© 2017 by Mike Mitchell

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