Splashing in color
Earlier in this chapter, we created our Value Checker layer. While this is extremely helpful when creating our painting to ensure that our lights and darks read well, there's also another hidden benefit to this method: color splashing.
With this technique, you can create a myriad of different color passes for your art, extremely quickly. This is by using a new layer on top of our Value Checker layer, using the Color blending mode. Let's set that up now, and add some nice blues to our painting to set us up for upcoming chapters:
- Create a new layer on top of your Value Checker layer, and name this layer
Color Splash #1.
- Change the
blending mode option for the Color Splash #1 layer to Color.
Your Layers panel should look similar to Figure 5.22:
- With the Color Splash #1 layer active, pick a brush and choose...