We have scanned rough artwork, but we wont want to do our inking on that document. We need to make a nice, high resolution, ruled out page template, otherwise we may do all this work for nothing when it isn't to the right dimension and DPI for printing.
- [Voiceover] Whether you're scanning in pencil pages,…or working from a digital rough like I am,…this is the time to get organized and make sure…your document is the correct dimensions and resolution.…The last thing you want to do is go through all the trouble…of inking a page to perfection,…only to find out when you go to print it,…it's the size of a postage stamp.…So here's a quick and easy way to make a little template…for yourself that you can use as a guide…for every page of your comic.…So first, we wanna go to new document.…Here you'll see all the different settings…for how you can set up your brand new document,…which you've probably seen before,…unless it's your first day in Photoshop.…
Typical comic book dimensions are something like…6.75 inches by 10.5, so we want to change this…pixels to inches, and over on width,…just go ahead and enter 6.75,…and on height, 10.25 inches.…So make sure if you're not in America,…you're converting these measurements,…and also double check with your printer,…if you already have one picked out, that you're doing things…
Method 2 shows us how to turn finished pencil artwork into clean, seemingly inked artwork, ready for color and ready for print—without any additional drawing.
- What is digital inking?
- Creating a page template
- Sizing artwork
- Choosing the right Photoshop brush
- Inking linework
- Filling in black areas
- Inking by converting drawings to grayscale