Pencilkiller.com Page setup section How to set new layer 1200 dpi by default How to add pagination and change font setting of it How to make the lines look less pixelate on screen How to make a new story file read from left to right How to Change the panel ruler width in preferences new How to show transparanet area and change the default checker pattern from pink to other color new Panel section How to Make Panel How to change frame line width setting What is Panel Maker? Tone and Speedline section Tone Brush section How to create custom brush and save as brush material Coloring Section How to change Grayscale layer to Color layer Coloring in Manga Studio layer by layer Tokyopop templet mesaurement section Import image section Edit and transforming section How to move and transform selected area of the drawing Lettering section Balloon section Ruler section Printing option section Export image section Troubleshooting section Misc section Back to top
Tutorial: from paper to digital. - cosmic princess. Preparing Traditional Linearts for Digital Use! Blog Entry on MangaMagazine.net Hey everyone! I found this really neat tutorial for preparing traditional linearts on Tumblr and thought I'd share it with you all! It's really useful for drawing comics/manga, particularly if you're the type who doesn't like linearting digitally. Tumblr link The original Tumblr post is kinda vague, so I'll add on a few details Tools: Photoshop Your traditionally inked drawing [preferably inked for best results, color doesn't matter unless it's non-repro blue] Scanner The magical button that makes this all work is the edit in quick mask mode button. The tutorial shows two buttons you should click, but if you have the new PS, just click the same button again when the tutorial says to click the button next to it. Yes the colors have to be black and white :( But, you can just change the lineart color later.
How to Draw Better Line Art | Radiant Dreamer Do you want to draw better lines? Ever wonder how other artists’ characters look so dynamic, yet your own characters look a bit static? Drawing line art isn’t as simple as simply laying down some lines. There are a few critical areas that you should keep in mind while drawing, which I will cover here. And since not everyone has a tablet, I’ve made this tutorial applicable to pencil & paper artists, and will show you how to properly scan your line art into the computer. (note, all the images are clickable to view at 100% resolution) The first, and absolutely most important thing to learn about drawing lines is line quality. The line on the left is when you draw multiple little lines to form a single line. As I said, it’s all about confidence. Practice! The next important element to a line is line weight. Lines have thicknesses. The images on the left have no weight, while the images on the right have weight. Once you’re done penciling, it’s time to scan your image. Open the Channels window.
Getting to Know Your Manga Studio Layer Types Manga Studio provides a selection of layer types to use in your work. When you get to know and understand how layers work, you'll wonder how you ever did your work without them. Here's an introduction to what Manga Studio has in store for you in its layer lineup: Raster Layer: This is the basic drawing layer that you use for roughing and inking your work, as well as adding various effects, like speed lines. Most of the drawing tools can be used on this layer.Vector Layer: An option available to Manga Studio EX users, this layer is used primarily for inking. Unlike a raster layer, a vector layer can be printed at any size without any loss of image quality.
Digital Printing … and so much more! Headline » Season’s Greetings, a Thank You, and a Quick Look Ahead to 2014! Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all! Thanks to all of you 2013 was Ka-Blam’s best — and busiest — year to date! 2014 is going to be a banner year for us also. The really, really big news will be the new Ka-Blam next year! Just a quick FYI — for the next week or so Ka-Blam will be running a skeleton crew in the offices while some of our staff taking some much deserved time off to spend with family and friends. How to Reconnect to an Existing Path in Adobe CS5 Illustrator Creating a shape in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is done by adding more anchor points to the original segment. If you want to fill your shape with a color or a gradient, you need to close it, which means that you need to eventually return to the starting anchor point. Create a segment (straight or curved). We show you how in the preceding sections of this chapter. You can continue from this point, clicking and adding anchor points until you eventually close the shape. With the Pen tool selected, move the cursor over an end anchor point on the deselected path. Click when you see the Pen icon with a forward slash to connect your next segment. The forward slash indicates that you’re connecting to this path. Create another new anchor point. Click someplace else to create the next anchor point in the path; drag the mouse if you want to create a curved segment. Click to place additional anchor points, dragging as needed to curve those segments. Return to first anchor point.
Lighting Effects Using the Color Dodge Blending Mode in Adobe Illustrator With the help of the Color Dodge Blending Mode you can get very bright and sharp images, this is what this mode is intended for. I wrote a few tutorials on this topic, but I keep being asked the same question, "Why can't I get the same brightness and contrast as you do?" Today I will answer this question, we will take a look at several examples of creating these effects. Introduction First, let's dig a little bit into the theory. Now let's look at these statements on the images. Now set the Color Dodge Blending Mode for the upper gray rectangle in the Transparency palette. Black color of the bottom shape has not changed at the place of overlapping, that means the assertion that this mode does not affect the black color is true. In order to create the contrast you do not need to brighten the background color, you just need to brighten the gray shade of the upper object. That's it. Now, armed with knowledge, let's practice. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Create the second effect. Step 6 Step 7
Where can I find free public domain images and pictures? Today, there are dozens of great Internet web sites that offer thousands of free public domain and royalty free images. Below is a list of some of the best available sites to find these pictures. Note: All of these sites have free images with different agreements. Make sure the images you're copying have no restrictions or have license agreements that allow you to use them how you choose. Free Images Free Images is one of the best sites to locate free stock photos. Google Images with usage rights Doing a search on Google Image search is a great way to find lots of interesting pictures, but it used to be very time consuming to find pictures you could legally use on your site. Wikimedia Commons Fantastic media repository that is part of the Wikipedia umbrella project, where users are free to use any of the site's photos, audio, videos, and other media freely. Flickr: The Commons MorgueFile U.S.