Post by PhantomBaz on Sept 18, 2011 19:12:07 GMT -9
hey, not sure if you have already done this, but i can't seem to find anything along the same lines as it, so...
I'm total clueless when it comes to most things computer/photoshop shop etc.. etc.. I have drawn one or two sketches and would like convert into figures.
so i think it would be nice to have a dummies guide to...
getting your sketches onto your computer/photoshop...
how to use photoshop to make them look like paper models etc...
I know this would not be an easy task, but i think it would help. You would even upload a demo of you making a figure using photoshop onto youtube, explaining each step as you work through it. I know for one it would be a big help to me ;D Thanks, Phantom Baz
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2011 19:12:56 GMT -9 by PhantomBaz
Post by PhantomBaz on Sept 18, 2011 20:11:09 GMT -9
yup i went through it roughly, but couldn't seem to find what i was looking for i.e how to get my sketches onto photoshop (i'm guess that i need a scanners, then open that scan in photoshop).
How to use photoshop (getting the thick black line that outlines the model sure it not free hand using a mouse?, using shading etc). I've never used photoshop, as i have had no need for it, but now I'd really like to if i can make my sketche into models.
Post by cowboyleland on Sept 18, 2011 20:18:19 GMT -9
you're guessing right about the scan. I use GIMP and for the dark outline I actually select the background shrink the selection a bit and then stroke the selection. This sometimes leaves some white bits to touch up between the outline and the figure. It also leaves a black border on the page that should be bucket filled with white to save ink.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Okay. Well, I dunno beans about Photoshop. I do know GIMP and Inkscape though. A scanner is key, if your gonna work off of pencil drawings. A lot of folks use a PDF printer program to get the file to PDF. Inkscape will do that for you as well.
I open my scanned TIFF in GIMP, then clean it up. Make sure you keep the resolution at least 300 ppi. Either by hand(tablet) or mouse, or with color/saturation filter. Then I go to Inkscape to Vector trace it. Then, back to GIMP for coloring. Here's a link for that... www.elfwood.com/farp/comic/ But Hackbarth has a great tutorial for it too... I'm not sure how to help. Most of the "how to" stuff assumes you have basic knowledge...
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