Showcasing a positive outlook on the red-haired male, and aiming to re-brand the ginger male stereotype along the way.
i am so aroused……..
the only problem i see here is that these fine men are not on me
A quickly thrown together tutorial just to show the practical applications of Gradient Maps for painting purposes.
I would still do some paint overs or even use multiple gradient maps to get your desired colored effect. But this is a good way of quickly getting a LOT of color experimenting done in like a minute. This is about as close as Photoshop gets to a “make art” button.
I hope you folks find this helpful!
Holy dang you put that together so fast!
I just wanted to add, you can do quite a lot with Gradient Maps because they’ll behave just like any other Photoshop Layer. If you want, you can apply a layer mask so that a gradient map only works on part of your image. You can even change the layer blending mode to dramatically alter or soften the completed effect.
I essentially managed to paint a comic book set during a forest fire using primarily black and white and two gradient maps. Having figured out the gradient maps early on, I was able to apply them to the following pages and paint using only white and black on the layers below the gradient maps. After it got as far as it could at that stage, I applied a layer mask to the gradient maps to heighten or soften its effect in certain spaces, like getting shadows in trees or even introducing a deep blue gradient map to make steel armor show colder.
We always end up here.
The cold never bothered me anyway