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Comic quality

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:07 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle
I am trying to improve the way the Space Losers comic looks on the computer. I think it looks better on paper.

My problem is that I don't know how to make the comic look better without making it really big and slow to load. I've tried saving it as jpg.

Maybe when I get the chance I will post some pages here showing the different ways of doing the comic.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 3:41 pm
by El SillY
Sounds like a good idea, poke some info out of them other buggers on keenspace/spot too, might help to get some fresh ideas from people who are not biased (dual donkey? hmmm, good idea, save for later) fans with no idea how to make a comic.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:42 am
by MsMatchers
Stinky. One work. Paintshop.

Really! It can really smooth out the lines, Paint is -sh*t- compaired to it. Really. It can seriously smooth out ink lines with brightness/contrast, and if you ever want to colour a comic, theres a seriously nifty trick I could tell you that lets you colour underneath the ink. Like, without disrupting the lines or getting fuzzy lines from the select tool.

It's a super nifty program.

Get it... geeeet it!! **attempts to brainwash Stinky**


PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 7:18 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle

I will look for it.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:43 am
by El SillY
Nooooooo! Don't fall into the hands of the evil paintshop! Go with the good and extremly expensive Photo Shop!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 5:27 pm
by MsMatchers
Noooooo! Paaaaint shoooop PAAAAAINT SHOOOOP!!!!

Photo shop is expensive... and... and... for photos!! NEAHHAHAHAHA!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 3:04 am
by El SillY
Photo shop goooood! Anyway, by that logic paint shop is for shops selling paint. NYA!


PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 9:47 am
by Stinkywigfiddle
I know I've seen Photo shop at Office Max. I'm not sure if they have Paint Shop.
I haven't had the chance to go look yet.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 6:46 am
by El SillY
remeber, if you refer to photoshop as photoshop, people might take you seriously, this is a bad thing. Refer to it as Potato Shop, Photo Swap, or my personal favorite, Potato Soup.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2002 7:09 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle
I went to Office Max and they didn't have photo shop or paint shop.
Or patato soup. What kind of office suply store are they running anyway?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2002 2:17 am
by El SillY
Photoshop 7.0 info

Paint shop pro info

Trial downloads, ordering info, musical monky.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2002 9:25 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle


PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 12:40 pm
by SammySpade
I've never seen PaintShop, but Dan, go for Photo Shop. Its a very pricey program (but well worth it!) and Kasey can give you some good tips I'm sure... Also, it would come in very handy at school to have your own copy of photoshop.

Suggestion: Try TIFFs instead of JPEGs. . . JPGs are truly evil for quality.
-- Sammy :D

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2002 7:45 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle
TIFF's? I don't think I CAN save them as TIFF. I don't even know what that is.
I'm not even sure I could get Photoshop to work on the computers I use.

It would be great If I get to go to this art college I'm looking at because they have really good computers. But then, I'd probably be too busy with assignments to get much done on Space Losers.

No comic Monday. I'm behind.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:21 pm
by MsMatchers
...Stinky can't save TIFF's if he's working in paint can he? I didn't think TIFF's show up on the internet anywhoo... do they?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2002 9:22 pm
by MsMatchers
Oh and JPEG is evil. I use GIF

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 7:55 pm
by Stinkywigfiddle
What's wrong with JPEG? They look better when the picture is in color.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2002 11:48 am
by MsMatchers
Oh hee heeh ee... yes I have recentley discovered the reason why jpegs looked so bad on my computer. Heh.. heh... so they are damn good. Oh well. Gifs have their uses too. ^__^

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2002 6:44 pm
by Lurker
The problem with JPG is that it intentionally lowers picture quality to save disk space. It's intended mainly for photographs. GIF does better with line drawings, but it takes more disk space. I use PNG for drawings--it's newer, and less software is available to work with it, but it gives good quality with less disk space, and no license fees. If you can't find software tools for it, try saving in GIF and then using Irfanview (which is free) to load it and re-save it as PNG.