More fun w/ photoshop

Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Wed Apr 10, 2002 6:36 pm

http://liz.aura.dhs.org/comm/niamh.jpg

I HATE the coloring on the legs, but the rest of it's not so bad :razz:

and I made the background very quickly, which is why it really looks cruddy :razz:
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Postby Sith on Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:55 am

what exactly do you use to get your pencilled art onto your computer to color it in photoshop?
just a normal scanner on plain white paper?
i do it that way, but it usually looks fairly awful. yours look pretty good.
i'm thinking about inking everything before i scan it in, might help...
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Postby Rigor Mortis on Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:52 am

Wooo! Cool pic! I'll put it up next time I update the site... sigh...
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Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Thu Apr 11, 2002 12:06 pm

Pretty much it... pencil drawing (with a lot of erasing of useless lines often :smile: ) on white paper, scanned in with an ol' parallel port scanner (hey, it works, I'm not complaining).

A lot of it is based on my scanner settings, so I can get the best results when scanning. I usually do pencil/ink in a black-and-white mode, so I don't get a lot of useless noise :smile:

I'm VERY tempted to get a Wacom... course, I need cash for that... :smile:
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Postby Rigor Mortis on Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:43 am

I keep looking for Wacoms at work, since I'd get it at cost... grr... Dexxa made usable tablets, too, but Logitech bought Dexxa and discontinued them... look out for a Logitech tablet at twice the cost which bears a remarkable similarity to the Dexxa tablet... they've already done it with onea the Dexxa optical mice...
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Postby Kenny on Fri Apr 12, 2002 4:13 pm

Hey Liz, don't forget that time you used pink paper and blue ink. That came out OK.

As for the rest of the stuff y'all talking about - count me in as clueless.
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Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Fri Apr 12, 2002 6:00 pm

Heh, yeah, that proof paper picture is my pride and joy (of sorts). Proof that you don't need expensive stuff to be a decent artist. :smile:

(That, and my crayon rendering of an 8-ball)

Rigor - Reeeeeeaallly? And that would be... HOW much? >:)
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Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Mon Apr 15, 2002 5:21 pm

addenum:

I found my proof paper picture! and some pictures drawn in ink on canary yellow paper! :grin:

Maybe I should clean my room more often :razz:
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Postby Sith on Tue Apr 16, 2002 6:20 am

i guess inking, waiting for it to dry, and then erasing the pencil around it is the way to go...
but i also set my contrast up and brightness down when scanning, when it should be the other way.
ehn.
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Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Tue Apr 16, 2002 9:20 am

Well, I know some artists put a sheet of paper over their pencil sketch, then copy out the best lines in ink. I don't really have any way of doing that here (I think a lot of them have lightdesks :razz: ), but that's an idea.

Really, brightness/contrast settings should be used to clean up a lot of the random noise on your pictures, though you can play with them on the scanner itself to get different effects.
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Postby Rigor Mortis on Tue Apr 16, 2002 9:21 am

Better: LIGHT BLUE PENCIL! I found em at the school's bookstore for super cheap... you draw in the light blue, ink or pencil over it, scan in black and white, and adjust the contrast... the blue disappears! No more erasing for me...
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Postby Litazia Tanxashira on Tue Apr 16, 2002 5:01 pm

On 2002-04-16 10:21, Rigor Mortis wrote:
Better: LIGHT BLUE PENCIL! I found em at the school's bookstore for super cheap... you draw in the light blue, ink or pencil over it, scan in black and white, and adjust the contrast... the blue disappears! No more erasing for me...



Oooh... sounds like you're talking about Colerase :smile: I've got some of those, they're kinda cool, though they're a tad more annoying to use than normal pencils ;P

Be careful that you don't press *too* hard, cause they will leave marks when you scan.

http://liz.aura.dhs.org/gallery/fantasy/wyrm.jpg <- the aforementioned "proof paper" picture. The paper was pink before I adjusted. Drawn with a ball point pen. No undersketch.
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Postby Kenny on Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:53 am

Yep, that's the one. I was there when she drew it. It's too bad that I can't find any more of that proof paper... It worked so well: Especially for the one page, single sided proofs :wink:

It was just too evil. I need more.
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