Using a gradient map at 20% opacity to enrich the color palette
about 2 years ago
Nice! good tip.
Now this is what Dribbble is all about imo
and a very nice illustration by the way, the eyes make me think of the movie Coraline
Yes, "doll eyes", I use them a lot but sometimes they're scary. Love that movie/book. :)
nice idea, never tried a gradient map but i will :)
I agree with Floris. We should see more stuff like this on here. Looks great.
Really nice illustration. Any way, my favorite is the first version ;)
great gradient sun light ( :
Fantastic tip, Jimena :)
Great idea, thanks for it. But I agree with Jonatan, I like the colors better without the gradient map.
I like the colors better WITH the gradient map.
Well, it really doesn't matter if you (or me) like one version or another, it's just a fast way of playing with the color. Maybe you need to change the mood of the illustration once you have to place it in a certain background or you simply you want to add blue to shadows and make the lights warmer, etc. For small changes I find it more useful than illustrator color wheel.
Thanks for this tip, I'm going to try this out with some illustrations.
Gunna' look that up!
Your work and posting process is amazing and very insightful. Thank you for sharing.
by Jimena Catalina
As some of you commented you were going to try gradient maps, just some tips:
- remember to use it with moderation (it can be as bad as too much alcohol)
- play with the colors and opacity to achieve different effects
- you can use a mask on the gradient to soften it in specific areas
- be careful when you use greens on people skin (they get a zombie-look). On the other hand cold colors can be great for landscapes.
- it can be used to unify color palettes (if you have used more colors than you wanted)
- you can use it on photographs too (the result can be a little instagram-ish)
about 2 years ago
I'd also add that using different blending modes such as overlay and soft light can create some great subtle effects too!
Great post Jimena, thanks for sharing!
Rad you know, I must try this... tonight! Good advice
over 1 year ago
that was something.. cooll..
10 months ago
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