Join John Derry for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracing an existing image, part of Wacom Essential Training.
For some reason, the term tracing has a negative connotation. Why is this?…For some, it is considered a form of cheating,…somehow avoiding the time required to learn how to sketch.…I consider it to be just another tool available to the artist, like a ruler or French curves.…In particular, artwork done under a deadline can benefit from tracing…from source material.…In the malleable digital realm, tracing can be utilized to quickly…communicate an idea.…At its best, tracing is merely a framework upon which a more refined visual…statement is created.…
Now, in this case, I am going to be using Painter, and I am going to be…using Layers to do this.…So, any application like Photoshop or SketchBook Pro can also do this.…This just happens to be in Painter in this case.…Now, a technique that I employ here, and I'm going to be using the image that…you see on screen as the source image that I'm going to trace from, I've created…a special layer that has white in it, and why do I do that?…Well, let's turn it on.…
- Drawing freehand
- Tracing existing images
- Determining the correct tablet size for your work
- Understanding relative vs. absolute positioning
- Working with control surfaces like the Touch Ring and control keys
- Selecting the right stylus
- Working with the Bamboo, Intuos, Cintiq, and Inkling
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Tablets in Action
2. Tablet Fundamentals
3. Extending the Functionality of the Tablet and Pen Display
Going wireless4m 32s
4. Working with Control Surfaces
5. Selecting the Right Stylus for the Job
6. Work Out with Tablet Calisthenics
7. Working with the Cintiq
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.