At lastâthe first guide to drawing comics digitally! Artists! Gain incredible superpowers...with the help of your computer! The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics shows how to give up pencil, pen, and paper and start drawing dynamic, exciting comics art entirely with computer tools. Author Freddie E Williams is one of DC Comics' hottest artists and a leader in digital penciling and inkingâand here, in clear, step-by-step directions, he guides readers through every part of the digital process, from turning on the computer to finishing a digital file of fully inked comic art, ready for print. Creating a template, sketching on the computer, penciling, and finally inking digitally are all covered in depth, along with bold, timesaving shortcuts created by Williams, tested by years of trial and error. Step into the digital age, streamline the drawing process, and leap over the limitations of mere physical drawing materials with The DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.
This tutorial demonstrates how to create a pencil sketch photo conversion and the start images can be downloaded further down below. This is a step by step tutorial and is suitable for intermediate students. It includes many informative screen captures that speed up the learning process. This is a fun and exciting way to learn how to utilise Adobe Photoshop's important tools and commands and is suitable for Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC. This is part of a series of over 400 tutorials that I have written for Adobe Photoshop.
To work along you are welcome to download the start images below.
Each of my Adobe Photoshop tutorials is step by step and packed with helpful screen captures - so you can follow my instructions every step of the way without ever getting lost.
I have designed these tutorials so you can begin to use the tools in Photoshop to immediately get brilliant results - and they can be read on your Kindle, iPad, PC, Mac, Smart Phone and Tablet.
Many of my students have emailed me over the years to say my Photoshop tutorials are the best they have read and the easiest to follow; in fact, several Universities currently utilise my Photoshop tutorials teaching their students on campus. Normally I sell my 414 Adobe Photoshop tutorials as a bundle, however, I have made these tutorials available for those of you who maybe just want to use a specific technique and who don't wish to purchase my full collection.
This book is for anyone who wants to draw or paint on a computer - for which Photoshop Elements is the perfect programme. Typical manuals for Elements are aimed primarily at using the programme to manipulate photographs, so naturally they have section after section on how to alter and adjust photos. Because of this concentration on photographic images most manuals follow a route that isn't necessarily of direct relevance to someone who wants to learn how to draw and paint using the software. The basic techniques of drawing and painting in Elements are essentially very simple skills to acquire, so the book includes a step by step 'quick start' section - a guide to the fundamental, no frills techniques necessary to create artwork. This is a hands-on section introducing all of the necessary features needed for creating finished artwork, with no technical knowledge required whatsoever. This whole section can probably be completed in only one or two sessions at your computer. Later chapters elaborate on different aspects of the programme in more detail, starting with those that are most useful to the drawing and painting processes such as the use of brushes and layers. Further chapters deal with topics such as how to make adjustments to your work and how to embellish it by using special effects such as filters. There's are also chapters on how to use a scanner to import images such as sketches that are drawn on paper (and photographs of course), and on how to output your work when it's finished - either by printing it out or by using it electronically in emails or on the web. As an aid to helping the reader to navigate through the book's contents, the book employs a unique grading system, with the contents split into three categories based on importance and complexity. These categories are identified by shaded strips down the side of the page. This innovative system allows the reader to concentrate on the parts of the book that are relevant - so the novice reader can avoid the sections that are too complicated and the more advanced reader can skip the basic sections. The topics in the book are laid out with clarity, making the book ideal as a look-up reference manual for when you get stuck on what to do next. The book doesn't use the approach employed in some digital art books of presenting "How it was done" chapters that talk the reader through the techniques used to create specific (often over elaborate) images. As a result individual techniques can be found in their own sections rather than being buried inside examples - for instance, the information about how to apply semitransparent colour with a paintbrush can be found conveniently in the Brushes chapter under the heading Opacity Control - and not buried deep inside a chapter about 'How to Reproduce this Science Fiction Landscape'. Almost every illustration is created specially for the book, specifically to illustrate the topic in question in the clearest, simplest possible way. Coming in at over 550 pages long, the book is produced in pure black and white. It would cost a fortune otherwise. Being in black and white means that the book doesn't suffer from the poor quality cheap colour reproduction evident in some manuals or the excessively slick, expensive colour reproduction of others. You'll be surprised how unnecessary colour is in an instruction manual of this sort! However, should you want to see any of the images in colour they can be found on easily navigable pages on the author's website, at www.chrismadden.co.uk/create, where they can be seen in more crystal clear clarity than any book reproduction could ever manage. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris Madden is a professional cartoonist and illustrator who's been using computers to create digital artwork practically since desktop computers were invented. Well, 1986 actually. You can see examples on the author's website at www.chrismadden.co.uk
This is an interesting question and makes some good points.
â¢How to scan with Adobe Photoshop. â¢Appropriate tracing options in Adobe Illustrator (Pen Tool and Live Trace). â¢Tips to using a Tablet. â¢Benefits & options for using the digitized versions. â¢beginner to intermediate users of Photoshop and/or Illustrator â¢Anyone looking for a more formal understanding of creating vectors in Illustrator. â¢Illustrators, designers, and other intermediate-level artisans.
Combining Analog and Digital Techniques Do you have a lot of hand-drawn sketches lying around that you just want you could digitalize but don't know how? This book can get you started. Itâs completely different every time, but it forever starts with a hand-drawn sketch. Sometimes, I paint it fully by hand; generally Iâll scan in a pencil drawing. Several of my pieces are 100% analog that Iâll show only at outlets or galleries. Use anything you can; if the illustration would work as a wood carving, go that route. There are concrete steps one will take; however they definitely donât need to be identical each time.
Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing tool, meaning you can create artwork that can be scaled infinitely without any loss of quality. we will use Illustratorâs Image Trace function to convert a drawing into a vector image.
A manual on how to use Photoshop Elements 4 to draw cartoons or paint pictures. The book employs a unique grading system, with the contents split into four categories (based on importance and complexity) identified by shaded strips down the side of the page. This allows the reader to concentrate on the parts of the book that are relevant, and avoids the need to wade through pages of information that is either too complicated or too basic. The book includes a step-by-step 'quick start' section - a guide through the fundamental, no frills techniques necessary to draw and paint in Elements. This is a hands-on section introducing specific features for creating finished artwork, with no technical knowledge required. Later chapters elaborate on the different aspects of the program, starting with those most useful to the drawing and painting processes, such as brushes and layers, followed by chapters on more esoteric subjects such as how to embellish work using special effects. Finally, there are chapters on how to import images, such as pencil drawings and photographs, and on how to output your work once it's finished, either by printing it out or by using it in emails or on the web.
How to use Photoshop Elements 3 to draw cartoons or paint pictures. The book includes a step-by-step 'quick start' section: a guide through the fundamental, no frills techniques necessary to draw and paint in Elements. This is a hands-on section introducing specific features for creating finished artwork, with no technical knowledge required. Later chapters elaborate on the different aspects of the programme, starting with those most useful to the drawing and painting processes, such as brushes and layers, followed by chapters on more esoteric subjects such as how to embellish work by using special effects. Finally, there are chapters on how to import images, such as drawings and photographs, and on how to output your work once it's finished, either by printing it out or by using it in emails or on the web.
The female figure is uniquely attractive due to the woman's skeletal structure and the soft distribution of muscle and fat on the body. The bust, waist, and hips are curvaceously formed to exhibit perfect harmony of shape and form. Life drawings of the female body shape would give me the opportunity to exercise my artistic expression. This book includes over 72 original pencil sketches of the beauty of female form. Some were drawn with live models, some were drafted and drawn from photographs, and some were adapted from internet images or catalog pictures with imagination and inspiration. Each original pencil sketch was then adjusted, filtered, or transformed through Adobe PhotoshopTM for different colors, tones, styles, and effects. The female body is considered to be the embodiment of sex, beauty, enticement, seduction and persuasive charm; my intention is to faithfully express this beauty and charm with pencil drawings of forms and shapes. Seventy two drawings offered me the opportunity to experiment with various postures, simple or twisting, they all exhibit the beautiful proportion and harmony of the female figure. It is my belief that the female form exhibits the softness and gentle quality of water. Drawing as a way of meditation, while enjoying the beauty of a female form teaches my mind to be patient like the gentle power of flowing water. It can be tedious and repetitive but like water's quiet energy it will conquer the toughness with patience and reward me with the pleasure of a good aesthetic result. I hold this belief that sketching the beauty of the female form will refresh my brain in a positive way. Please enjoy every drawing in this book as a source of inspiration.
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