Join Ben Bishop for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files and what you should know, part of Designing Dynamic Layouts with Text and Dialog in Comics.
- [Voiceover] During this course, I'm going to be using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign while working on a Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet. However, you can easily use a pen and some paper and follow along traditionally. I'll also be using some cool digital brushes I downloaded from Kyle T. Webster at www.kylebrush.com. In addition to working on pages from my own graphic novel, The Aggregate, I'll be referencing a couple other great comics, The Woods, illustrated by Michael Dialynas, and ApocalyptiGirl by Andrew MacLean.
If you have access to the exercise files, you can download them to your desktop as I've done here. The exercise files are laid out in folders organized by chapters. Inside certain chapters, you'll find files we'll be working on that will start you off in the same place as me, so you can follow along. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set-top device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can follow along from scratch with your own projects.
- Writing left to right, top to bottom
- Adding script placeholders and rough balloon placements
- Pausing and pacing
- Showing inner dialog
- Adding sound effects
- Putting it all together in InDesign