5 Reasons Why You'll Love ColorLab 2022

5 Reasons Why You'll Love ColorLab 2022

In 2020 the RetroSupply team released one of our most popular products, ColorLab! We celebrated ColorLab's first birthday with a spectacular updates. It's hard to improve upon perfection, but not impossible. So we're celebrating the anniversary of ColorLab again with a bigger, better, and more fantastic set of updates you will adore!

What is ColorLab?

If you haven't had the opportunity to check out ColorLab, you might be scratching your head a little. So let's cover the basics. ColorLab is a professional pack of comic inking brushes for Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity, and Clip Studio Paint. You will easily recreate the look of classic offset printing of the early 20th century with our intuitive tools and easy-to-follow user guides, and tutorial videos.

ColorLab has quickly become a favorite among digital artists of all kinds for its ease of use, affordability, and effortless ability to bring timeless traditional printing techniques to the digital world. Don't believe us? Check out #retrosupplycolorlab and #colorlab on Instagram to see a combined total of over 20,000 unique works of art made with ColorLab!

So let's explore what makes these updates so special with our top 5 list of why you'll love ColorLab 2022.

1. Easy, Fast, and Authentic

In the dark ages of digital art, you used to have to recreate offset printing and halftones with filters, formulas, and a whole lot of trial and error. That is until ColorLab hit the market!

Create authentic reproductions of traditional printing techniques with an easy-as-pie set of manual build halftone brushes. You'll be amazed how quickly you pick it up. Children, adults, industry veterans, and complete novices have all been able to use ColorLab effectively.

No extensive learning curves, no late nights agonizing over color separations. Just fast, fun, and faithful to genuine prints.

2. Seamless Dot and Line Halftones

Although dot halftones have been the major standby throughout the years, they weren't the only style of halftone to exist. Stand out from the pack with a unique collection of line halftones that will give you the same great colors you know and love from our original ColorLab dot halftones.

But that's not all!

Get even more out of your brushes when you layer the dot and line halftones on top of one another seamlessly. No other halftone brushes on the market can do what ColorLab does, including our dot and line halftone layering system.

Create in color

The ColorLab Comic Color Kit, halftone brushes that make it easy to add authentic color and shading that look like they came straight off the presses. Get it today and present your work in glorious technicolor!

3. Improved Skin Tones

You want to create artwork as unique as the world around you. With the new ColorLab color formula, it's easier than ever. Represent light skin tones, dark skin tones, and every shade in between.

Need a little help? Get our handy quick reference guide included with your purchase. Experiment and see how fast and easy it is to portray far-off lands or next-door neighbors. You'll have so much fun you won't want to stop!

4. Over 374 Color Options with New Black Halftones

With new 10% and 20% black halftones, our extensive collection of possible color formulas is bigger and better than ever! The same bright colors you know and love are instantly transformed for moody night scenes, horror comic panels, or anything that requires extra depth.

Take a look at the new and improved ColorLab color chart for easy reference. Never be lost on how to bring your masterpiece to life. Combined with the skin color reference chart, you'll always know what to do. Stay in control and get your projects done faster than ever in all the colors of the rainbow.

But wait, there's more! ColorLab is completely compatible with DupliTone Lo-Fi Halftones for an unheard amount of color options. 1,249 unique colors in total! Make whatever your mind can think of, whether flat cartoon comics or stunning realistic renderings.

5. Rough and Clean Halftones for Fine-Tuned Control

Some projects call for crisp, clean artwork, and others for something rough and grungy. Never have your hands tied by your tools with ColorLab's full lineup of rough and clean halftones. Available in both dot and line. Also, get shader versions of everything for even more variety and control!

Want a bit of both? No problem! All of ColorLab's brushes layer seamlessly. Any combination of dot or line, clean or rough, and solid or shader is possible with our expertly handcrafted collection of brushes.

Conclusion: ColorLab 2022

With an almost endless amount of color options, new halftone line brushes, and expanded reference guides the ColorLab 2022 update is as close to perfect as you can get for your personal and professional projects.

Some big standouts are the enhanced skin tone options, expanded texture options with dot and line seamless layering, and a price point that just cannot be beat.

Grab ColorLab now from the RetroSupply shop.

Create in color

The ColorLab Comic Color Kit, halftone brushes that make it easy to add authentic color and shading that look like they came straight off the presses. Get it today and present your work in glorious technicolor!

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