Join John Roshell for an in-depth discussion in this video Generating output files, part of Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator.
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- Once you get notes back from the writer or editor,…you'll need to create final output files,…which can be merged with the final art files…to create the printed comic.…There's two generally accepted file types,…Illustrator and EPS, and in this section…I'll take you through creating both of them.…All right, so we've overprinted our blacks,…we've got all our corrections back from the editor,…everything's perfect, we're ready to send this file…to the printer for output.…First thing we're going to do is grab a couple of layers…we no longer need.…Those are the job box, the guides, and the artwork,…and I select those by just clicking on a layer…and then shift-click, shift-click.…
We're going to select those three and delete them.…Should they be deleted?…Yes they should.…So now we're left with just our lettering objects.…One more time, I'm going to go to Object, Unlock All,…just double-check everything is unlocked, it's greyed out,…can't tell you how many times I've left something locked…and had to get it, resend that file.…
This course deconstructs the lettering process for comics, in terms of how to think about lettering and how to execute your vision in Adobe Illustrator. Professional artist John Roshell begins with a brief history of comics and then jumps into the design of word balloons, type treatment, captions, and sound effects. At the end of the course, John goes overs some basic business know-how, so members understand how to successfully collaborate with other artists and publishers.
- Understanding the main goal: storytelling
- Arranging the lines of dialogue
- Drawing word balloons and tails
- Emphasizing words with typography and sound effect stylings
- Adding captions and special types of balloons (thought balloons, whisper balloons, etc.)
- Creating sound effects
- Creating PDF proofs
- Charging for your work
Skill Level Beginner
2. Word Balloons
3. Type Treatment
Fitting into tight spots6m 39s
4. Captions and Other Balloon Styles
5. Comic Book Sound Effects
6. Finishing Touches
7. Final Output
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