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The Ayshkerbundy
Mar 22, 2016

make no bones about it


not sure where this should go since the inks were traditional, but the colors were done with paintschainer (which is also why the resolution is tiny)

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Sociopastry
Apr 7, 2010




So I'm writing a book, but I had writer's block so I decided to just draw my protagonist to get me out of the slump. It worked, and now I actually have a portrait of him that I'm proud of.



This is Crow.

JoshTheStampede
Sep 8, 2004

come at me bro


Is there a digital art technical support thread? I have a Procreate question and couldnít find an appropriate thread for it.

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

I use procreate every day, mebbe I can help?

JoshTheStampede
Sep 8, 2004

come at me bro


Neon Noodle posted:

I use procreate every day, mebbe I can help?

Could be! Basically I want to know if there's a way to apply some transform to a given selection, but in all layers.

Like, as an example, if I have a drawing with linework on one layer, flats, shading, etc all on separate layers, and I want to move (or deform or whatever) an element without merging the layers. Is there an easier or more precise way than doing it to do it separately to each layer and just eyeball/try to line up each layer?

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

In Procreate 4 thereís a gesture for selecting multiple layers at a time. Open the layer palette and then swipe each layer to the right. The active layer will be highlighted, and each successive layer will be highlighted slightly less. Then you can transform all layers at once. But you canít adjust colors or do anything other than move/transform.

JoshTheStampede
Sep 8, 2004

come at me bro


Neon Noodle posted:

In Procreate 4 thereís a gesture for selecting multiple layers at a time. Open the layer palette and then swipe each layer to the right. The active layer will be highlighted, and each successive layer will be highlighted slightly less. Then you can transform all layers at once. But you canít adjust colors or do anything other than move/transform.

Aha! Perfect, thank you.

coolusername
Aug 23, 2011

cooltitletext


https://sketchbook.com/ Autodesk Sketchbook (a cool digital art program) just went free, it used to be a paid program. It's nice to use if you want to digital art.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

I want to turn this into a photoshop painting. I have photo reference. What would you guys do other than just painting over the drawing in photoshop? I mean - are there workflows going from pencil to photoshop illustration which work better than others? Or techniques which speed up the workflow other than just putting the pencil layer on multiply to use as reference for painting layers underneath it?

Cuchulain
May 15, 2007

My tiny godly CoX shall burn forever!

Clean it up a little (or not, I like the gritty vibe), make it transparent, use that linework and color under it, then touch up once that's finished?

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

If you want to lose the line art, paint over it. You could just paint directly over it, or do something I tried which is to smear it (saving a copy on another layer), then painting over that and smearing that too, and so on until eventually you're just painting over it like normal. Kinda like working with charcoal I guess. (sample of how that turned out for me. You can see some artifacts and color spread from the smearing)

If you want to keep the line art and be able to manipulate it to your liking, rather than setting the layer to multiply, I much prefer the technique of using the image itself as a selection mask, inverting it, and filling it with black. Then you can lock transparency and change the lines to exactly the color you want without worrying about the multiplicative effect against the underlying color (although you'd still have to worry about the lines being partially transparent). I think if you follow up with painting over it you can use this method to lose the line art as well.

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Argue: Can you explain this a little better or point me to a video? I have never heard of this before.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

sigma 6 posted:

Argue: Can you explain this a little better or point me to a video? I have never heard of this before.

Which one?

coolusername
Aug 23, 2011

cooltitletext




I haven't posted here in approximately... 10,000 years! I stopped drawing for a while, but I'm back now. My first shamefully "hands in pockets" drawing of the month is mostly about making a cute outfit and ignoring badly done stripes.

coolusername fucked around with this message at Jun 4, 2018 around 16:53

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



coolusername posted:



I haven't posted here in approximately... 10,000 years! I stopped drawing for a while, but I'm back now. My first shamefully "hands in pockets" drawing of the month is mostly about making a cute outfit and ignoring badly done stripes.
welcome back! you're always welcome here and in the daily drawings thread

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Argue posted:

If you want to keep the line art and be able to manipulate it to your liking, rather than setting the layer to multiply, I much prefer the technique of using the image itself as a selection mask, inverting it, and filling it with black. Then you can lock transparency and change the lines to exactly the color you want without worrying about the multiplicative effect against the underlying color (although you'd still have to worry about the lines being partially transparent). I think if you follow up with painting over it you can use this method to lose the line art as well.

This one.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

Sure.

Say you have a black and white drawing you want to color. A lot of tutorials will tell you to set the black and white drawing on a new layer over multiply, but what I do instead is to copy the whole drawing to the clipboard, then go to the channels menu, click the new channel button, which results in a new channel called "Alpha 1" or something. All of this should work on pretty much any version of Photoshop; I've used it as early as the 90s I think.


Paste the copied image into Alpha 1, which will just give you the normal image, then invert it with Ctrl-I. Now if you hold Ctrl and click on that channel, you get a selection that's feathered exactly the way your lineart is. Now select (don't hold Ctrl) the RGB layer again to go back to your image.


Now you can fill that layer with black to get your original lineart (assuming your original lineart was in grayscale) on top of a layer of whatever color you want (in this case, white). You can also color right underneath the lineart as you can with the multiply mode, but now if you turn on Preserve Transparency on the lineart layer, you can also color the lines in directly using the actual color you want--if you were using multiply, then the color would change depending on the color you're painting with and what color lies underneath it.

Propitious Jerk
Sep 13, 2010


Posting from my back catalog while I work on new stuff.

InevitableCheese
Jul 10, 2015

quite a pickle you've got there


Propitious Jerk posted:

Posting from my back catalog while I work on new stuff.



This is super badass

SexyBlindfold
Apr 24, 2008
i dont care how much probation i get capital letters are for squares hehe im so laid back an nice please read my low effort shitposts about the arab spring

thanxs!!!


Hey thread! Here are a few background/environment practices I did the other day:









Propitious Jerk
Sep 13, 2010


Those are rad! I dig the rain forest cliffs with waterfalls, nicely framed and great use of negative space.

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Propitious Jerk fucked around with this message at Jun 20, 2018 around 02:22

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Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


hey i made a facebook group a few days ago for folks called Leftist Creators,Artists, Makers, Designers, etc. you should hop on in ans join if you want a cool place to post/discuss art with other like-minded folks

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