Adding textures, shadows and blurs to bring a finished cinematic quality to the artwork.
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- So our page is looking pretty great,…let's just bounce through some of what we've done.…We have the halos and highlights on this one…which you can see really make those characters or panels pop…whatever really needs to come forward comes forward.…And then you've got the positive and negative space,…which we added to all of our panels.…And then underneath that was our thicker line weight,…which really separates those objects from each other.…So turning all that back on, this page could be printable,…it could be considered done.…
Talking more about that illusion of three-dimensional depth…on the otherwise flat, illustrated comic page,…there is one final thing I like to do…to really push this concept even further.…You've seen it in movies, or on film,…and you see it in some really good animation…and you probably see it in some newer comics.…This last aspect that I want to talk about, make a new layer…is kind of like a focus blur, a focus shift.…You'll see in movies sometimes you'll have a character…that's up close, and then you'll have somebody…
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