Separate with flat colors after that I just use the brush on screen or Darken for highlight and shadows. I Don't do alot of "cuts" mostly just brush strokes, depends on what I look I'm going for. There's more to it but that gives a starting idea. There are plenty of videos on you tube. Try searching for HiFi or Brian Miller
awesome, I really appreciate it! for some reason there are a lot of artist around that wont bother helping out new artists which is really annoying. If I ever get to where you are in terms of skills I would gladly help out others so again thank you.