Join John Roshell for an in-depth discussion in this video Special voices, part of Lettering Comic Books with Illustrator.
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- Mwahaha!…You have come to ze moment every letterer dreams of.…Ze writer has created ze most diabolical villain,…and zey have asked to go…into the secret underground laboratory section…of your font menu,…and concot a balloon style to express ze pure evil…which resides in his, or her, heart.…So lower the lights and let us begin.…So here's our script, and we're lettering along,…and we see at the bottom, the writer has written…a cryptic note, lettering note.…Please create some sort of rough,…gravelly voice looking balloon for the Confessor.…
Thanks.…Oooh this sounds fun.…Who's the Confessor?…Let's take a look at the artwork.…Aha!…Must be this guy with the dark black cloak,…and the crazy writing on this chest,…and the glowing orbs.…Even his eyes are glowing.…This guy is creepy.…I've got to do something very cool for this.…Let's go back to the script and get his dialogue.…Panel three, the Confessor starts talking.…We'll grab his line of dialogue here.…Copy.…And remember the words advantages and own for bolding.…
So back in Illustrator, even though we're going to create…
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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