Using a scanned in fully finished pencil page we will be going through the quick steps that it takes to make these pencils look like inked finished pages without actually drawing anything else. Converting to grayscale- adjusting levels- brightness contra
- [Voiceover] So now that I've shown you the typical way…of digitally inking a comic book…I wanted to show you another form of digital inking,…which I use even more often.…And funny enough, it doesn't involve any ink…and it barely involves any digital inking.…So I'm gonna show that to you.…Here's another page from my book, The Aggregate.…This is a rough, like what you've seen before.…What happened was instead of finishing it digitally…like we previously did…I finished it in fact…on a desk on real paper…with mechanical pencils.…
That's why it's so grey looking.…This is actually a super clean page…that I finished off with a point five mechanical pencil,…HB lead.…And the reason I did that was because I just…really still like working in pencil when I can.…I took special care to keep the page…super clean and nice looking,…because I knew that I would be scanning it in…and then finishing it off on the computer,…which is actually called digital inking.…So I'm gonna show you my process…for doing that in case you also like working at a desk…
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