Digital Coloring for Comic Books

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state. Topics covered include: scanning artwork, use of color as a storytelling tool, CMYK vs. RGB in the color workflow, and how to "paint" using the computer—including step-by-step instruction, a survey of computer tools, color separation and its use to make the finished product look the best possible even on poor quality paper, and more.  / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies here.

How does an online course work at MCAD?
Most online courses are primarily or fully asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Some classes do include a weekly or bi-weekly synchronous meeting. Instead, courses are project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of a 1 credit course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit. While this course is mostly asynchronous, there will be a scheduled group meeting every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. (CST).

Required Textbook: See the MCAD Art Cellar and Bookstore for a list of required textbooks.

Please Register Before: January 17
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Additional savings. Are you eligible?
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

VC 4742 20 SP19
Date Start: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Date End: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous
Illustration and Comic Art
Online Classes