Originally Posted by Torch
Hi man, could you elaborate on this tip as I was wondering the same thing - do you mean you set the layer to multiply over your painting?
No. You don't set the top layer to Multiply. You set it to Saturation.
Then when you turn the layer on, everything under will be B/W.
You keep painting in your color layer with the color you are making highlights. That is what i do anyways. It helps me get good contrast while i am working, and you can see right away if your darks are really dark and your lights really lights. If they are all in the middle then you can bump it up.
Oh yea.. here is the link to Feng Zhus tutorials http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xUBV67J9s3A#!
In that one he talks about some of his settings and the use of this layer to check your values. I am looking for the other one where he talks about his settings that make your colors when using opacity be that color, and not a blend of what is behind. This really bumps the colors in your work.
Here is an example.
with the Saturation layer on you can see it like this.