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Setti

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on: January 02, 2015, 02:03:56 PM
I have an idea first to draw the outlines of my drawing and then to colour the drawing in the photo editing program. I know that you can fill in the outlines with any color shade and tint. So the question is-is it possible to add all the necessary values just using the photo editing program not the pencils of different hardness or color?


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Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 02:58:41 PM
I draw my outlines in my photo editing program using a tablet then hide the photo itself to just print the lines.

I would not suggest adding the tonal values though as you cannot erase the print to get the highlights


Setti

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Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 08:17:52 AM
But what about adding highlight by lowering the intensity of color?


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Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 01:06:03 PM
you could do that, but more often than not it will get you back to white or almost white so will not save you much drawing time. Give it a try and see how it works O0


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Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 07:53:59 AM
Nolan How do you draw the outline and then hide the picture, so you can just print the outline? I have Corel Paintshop Pro x5. What do I do too do this? What do I look for?

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Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 07:28:57 PM
I don't have your program but most programs let you draw the outline on a separate layer. Look under the tabs for Layers.
It usually is a drop down list with options where you can add a new layer. Hope this helps.
kim


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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015, 05:29:15 AM
Layers?  :confused: I'm lost!  ;D   Might need another technical lesson Nolan.... what else have you to do with your time?!  :whistle:     >:D              ;D
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Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 08:24:54 AM
layers in computer speak are, in the old world, like placing a piece of tracing paper over your photo and tracing the outline. When you lift off the tracing paper you have just the outline. In the computer you can select what layer to print so you have control of what output you want. I have never tried using the computer to create an outline. I have an old opaque projector that I use and, while it has limits, it works and is easy to use.
kim


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Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 04:14:34 AM
Does anyone have suggestions on a program to purchase' I currently don't have anything.
Lisa


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Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 03:15:30 PM
 :idiot2:  This is all like a foreign language to me.  I don't have anything like that either Lisa but would be interested to know more.   Patricia
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Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 05:46:56 AM
Lisa,

Here is a link to a program similar to what i have been using. It has every ability you would need to make you own templates. You can download a trial version here, and if you register the program you can try it for 30 days. Watch the videos on the site and I believe there are tutorials there as well. I am not sure if there are cheaper options out there or not, its just what I am familiar with.

http://www.xara.com/us/photo-graphic-designer/

Hope that helps.
Regards,

Brian


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Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
Thanks for the link Brian  :)
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Reply #12 on: May 08, 2015, 12:37:41 PM
There are many image programs available... Almost as many as there are pencil makers! Really it depends on your budget. Paint Shop Pro is the "common standard" but that can be quite expensive. There is a good application called GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulation Program). It can do most things that PSP can do, but some of the interactions are different...the best thing is, that it is FREE...so probably a good place to start.
Adrian


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Reply #13 on: May 09, 2015, 04:40:50 AM
Thanks for the info, will have to look into that.
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