The process of moving your scanned art into your new template. Creating an efficient workspace with your layers. A background (paper) layer, your rough layer (with the opacity turned down), and your new layer on top on which we will be doing our inking.
- [Voiceover] With our page template all set up…and ready to go I'm gonna be dropping in some artwork…from my own book, The Aggregate,…which I mentioned earlier.…This same process can obviously be applied…to any of your own work,…which is really the goal here…is to get you going inking your own stuff.…So I'm gonna go up to file, open,…and just track it down.…You'll see the page that I'm actually gonna show you…for this demo in your exercise files,…it's aggregate 46.…So you see that opens up obviously as its own document,…we still have our template over here.…This is pretty simple.…
We're gonna grab the square select tool here,…just select the whole thing,…edit, copy,…and we're gonna paste it into this template,…but we wanna be cautious of where we're placing it.…Everything we're gonna do pretty much from now on…is going to be under the border…and under the white mask.…It's gonna be right on top of the background.…So if you click on background and then go to paste…you'll see it sandwiched there in between.…And I'm gonna label that rough.…
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