McDuffies wrote:Which file types do you use? And which program?
I have used Paint Shop Pro 8 ever since I first started making comics using the computer back in 2003. I do most of the work in the program's native .pspimage format, then use the program's Resize tool using the "Smart Size" algorithm to shrink the image to 650x975. From then on, it looks pretty much the same as the finished JPEG version.
I actually got Photoshop recently, as I was starting to think that PSP8 was getting a bit old, but the learning curve was steeper than I expected. I spent about an hour trying to make a hollow rectangle with a black border before I gave up in frustration. That's another thing - I'd appreciate a good Photoshop tutorial; the built-in help feature was not very helpful.