Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rough done over a Gray layer



I prefer to sketch over a gray color vs the white. Less of a strain on the eyes.

Lighten Rough- Bring up White Layer



Change the opacity of the rough to onionskin it.

Ink Over Rough

Clean Inks



Used the cintiq. Hard brush set to shape dynamics for thick and thin.
Used the pen tool for the glass outline. Then I use stroke with the simulate pressure checked.

Invert



Use the invert layer to do the inking. Click the alpha window to make sure it's the active work area.

Make a group



Grouping could have occured at any time. I group them for ease of turning it on and off. Duplicating for a quick start for new drawing. Dragging into new doc. The groups are scalable.

Make an Alpha Channel for a selection tool



Go to channels with just the ink layer and white layer showing. Duplicate the blue channel, then invert it as the alpha channel. This is used to allow an quick method of selecting the line art info.

Drag Inverted Alpha Channel to Selection Icon



This process gives you a nice clean selection of the original line art. Nice to keep this alpha channel around for rebuilding the line integrity, changing the line color, whatever.

Switch back to Layers to edit Line selection



This process gives you a nice clean selection of the original line art. Nice to keep this alpha channel around for rebuilding the line integrity, changing the line color, whatever.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I've discovered how to make myself photogenic


Make sure I'm third in depth of field .

Pictured left to right Me, Todd, Gary @ E3