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Need help putting a background on a drawing.
« on: June 04, 2008, 02:09:55 PM »
I have never used anything like this program. I am really happy with the results with the program.

However, I have never used a layering technique before, nor putting something in the background.

Can anyone teach me how to use it?

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Re: Need help putting a background on a drawing.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 07:04:47 AM »
This is kinda... complicated, as it depends A LOT in layering abilities. Fuss around, try everything, then try asking here if you need anything.

The only "bad" side of SAI for newbies is that "empty space" is represented as white, the same way as white color...
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Re: Need help putting a background on a drawing.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 03:31:27 AM »
Layering is very similar to the methods for Photoshop.  There are plenty of tutorials online for basic Photoshop work.  for my art I start with my rough pencil sketch on the bottom layer.  I trace that with a vector layer above that.  Colors and shading of characters are done in layers below the vector layer.  A base color layer is done first and shading is done on a layer above that.  In the case of my Mary marvel pic you'll find in the General Gallery here (shameless plug) the background was done in another program as an image the same size of my canvas.  I simply opened it in an empty layer below the colors and vectors.  Make sure any white area in your vector layer is filled in with opaque white or offwhite or it will let the background show through a hole.

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Re: Need help putting a background on a drawing.
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 07:06:39 AM »
Layering is very similar to the methods for Photoshop.  There are plenty of tutorials online for basic Photoshop work.  for my art I start with my rough pencil sketch on the bottom layer.  I trace that with a vector layer above that.  Colors and shading of characters are done in layers below the vector layer.  A base color layer is done first and shading is done on a layer above that.  In the case of my Mary marvel pic you'll find in the General Gallery here (shameless plug) the background was done in another program as an image the same size of my canvas.  I simply opened it in an empty layer below the colors and vectors.  Make sure any white area in your vector layer is filled in with opaque white or offwhite or it will let the background show through a hole.

I do the same thing xD

But sometimes I actually like to sketch by hand and then scan and use Multiply mode. I still like dark lineart xD
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