Progress shots. From the initial sketch idea to full photoshop render. Hopefully it`ll show some of the steps I went through in order to achieve the final image and hopefully some artists out there, will get something out of it. I`m not a professional photoshop artist. Nor am I a professional comic book artist. So these are just some techniques I`ve learned myself over the years. It`s hard to get into the technical aspects of photoshop in pictures but hopefully it`ll give some ideas.
Big tip I can give is learn about gradient maps. So handy, since I`ve learned about them, they have become a mainstay of my drawing/painting technique. The handy thing about them is you can add a spread of colour over your image, but if 2 days later after much work on the image, say you don`t like the colour. Well instead of deleting the colour layer and starting a new one. Gradient maps allow you to go in and tweak the existing colour, add more colour or more shades. It`s a highly versatile tool, and one you won`t stop using once you start.