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Offline Skunkster

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Another Question about color
« on: December 10, 2005, 06:45:23 pm »
Ok, for those that use computers to color your illustrations. Does this require any special hardware or software? Or do you dark line the drawings and shading in and then fill with the colors?

I'm doing ok with the colored pencils so far, but I'm looking to expand. '<img'>

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2005, 06:50:52 pm »
Yup, gotta has software. Either something as simple as paint, or something as complex as Photoshop, you need software to create digital art.

And the fill bucket... Eh... It's useful for pixel art, but not a good idea with anti-aliased (Default photoshop brush) lineart.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 07:02:11 pm »
If you're looking for a graphics program that has good capabilities on the cheap (free) - I'd suggest The GiMP.

A lot of folks also swear by digitizing tablets - and the name you'll hear batted about the most is Wacom. Their cheapest tablet is 100 USD, but apparently well worth the investment.

My suggestion would be to try out computer coloring by hand first and see if you like the look it gives. Then go from there.

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005, 07:46:48 pm »
I agree. You can color simply with mouse on a photoshop using scanned inks (as long as you clean it up.) Dee Dreslough has a great photoshop tutorial if I remember correctly... I'll have to find all the old ones I learned on. My friend swears by illustrator though instead of photoshop.
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