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Offline BANANA!!!

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« on: April 20, 2005, 07:43:01 pm »
I know most of the basics. All I really want to know is how to black out the lines made from inking. I've tried the Magic Wand and the other lasso tools. Also tried just brushing them in which took too long. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 11:06:37 pm »
What I do is scan in the drawings and save them as 1-bit binary. This gives you pure black/white, with no halftones.

Use an eraser tool to clean up "spots" and line overruns.

Convert to RGB (or True Color, whatever PS calls it)

Change them to any color you want, or delete them by the PS equivalent of "Select By Color > Edit > Clear".

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005, 11:39:42 pm »
it helps me thats a good way of doing it l'll have to give it a go
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 12:01:09 am »
Quote (CarLOS @ April 20 2005, 10:06 pm)
What I do is scan in the drawings and save them as 1-bit binary. This gives you pure black/white, with no halftones.

Use an eraser tool to clean up "spots" and line overruns.

Convert to RGB (or True Color, whatever PS calls it)

Change them to any color you want, or delete them by the PS equivalent of "Select By Color > Edit > Clear".

Hope this helps '<img'>

I prefer to scan in greyscales, then use the CURVES or LEVELS
to clean it up and make it black, using the 1 bit scale sometimes deletes certain tiny inked lines, and increases the ammount of stains or small black dots .
soften filter helps you a bit also, to make the lineart softer once you clean it with curves and levels


and for layering for color:

I recommend using 3 layers ( background, line art, andlineart with multiply ) helps too.
you can draw on the lineart one and the lineart with multiply will make the blacklines always keep undamaged while you paint on the others.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 03:44:37 am »
Psh, amatures. Heres how:

Click levels tab (Should be near the layers tab, if not, go to windows at the top of PS and turn it on.)

Once there, click the dotted line-circle icon. There you go.

At that point you can delete, darken, smudge, and do whatever it is you do within the selections.

Another good thing to do is get a quality scan at like, 300 dpi.

Take it to PS, open your edit menu, select adjustments/brightness & contrast and play with those for a bit to get your clarity and sharpness how you want.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005, 11:34:51 pm »
Thats all I needed to know. Thanks!   '<img'>

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2005, 04:30:15 am »
I generally do it the way Cesarin discribed. The problem with going B/W (as opposed to greyscale) is not only does that leave little black dots to clean up, it also makes the edges too pixelated.

I've had pretty good results using Levels to darken up pencil drawings (not inked). Inking makes it come out cleaner though.

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2005, 02:36:19 pm »
Quote (Vararam @ April 22 2005, 1:30 am)
....it also makes the edges too pixelated.

Then you scanned at too low res '<img'>

300dpi is about optimum (200 is OK for toonies '<img'> )

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005, 03:10:43 pm »
I always just scan the pencil sketch and color over it using multiply layers.

dont expect it not to take long. Coloring on photoshop is very tedious and does take quite a while per picture. My black outlines are usually done on the computer. exept a few whiched i inked
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2005, 05:54:52 pm »
Quote (CarLOS @ April 22 2005, 1:36 pm)
Quote (Vararam @ April 22 2005, 1:30 am)
....it also makes the edges too pixelated.

Then you scanned at too low res '<img'>

300dpi is about optimum (200 is OK for toonies '<img'> )

Carlos, you're wrong about this, its the inversed...
also depends on the quality of what you drew, I scan my stuf on 600 dpi, and after the B&W filter, the black lines end VERY PIXELATED.
because the errors or changes on paper would be more noticeable on bigger paper, the solution would be transform the B&W image back to greyscale and "blur" it a bit until the lines doesnt look that pixelated.
or you can ink over it with other tools to fix that. but thats too timetaking for my taste :P
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2005, 11:09:33 pm »
Y'know, it just clicked in that we're talking about two different styles? ':blush:'

As a toonie, I want to eliminate the shading from the sketch, color, shade/highlight, then 3x3 Gaussian blur and finally, resize, where as your fantastic prtfolio shows, the shading *makes* the sketch '<img'>

So, yeah, for good sketches, do what Cesarin says '<img'>





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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2005, 11:52:38 pm »
Screw the levels :P All you have to do is highlight the layer in the layer menu and change it's properties to multiply or screen or something, that way the black and or white will be invisible. One click and done. This setting also allows you to alter the black outlines color, color under by making the white sections transparent, etc. It's rather nifty.