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Index

2DLT importing function, 24, 298, 313 3DLT importing function, 24, 298 8-bit ink layer, 187

Absorption option Line tool, 139 Shape tool, 141 actions, 25 Actions palette copying action sets, 303 creating new action sets, 303 default actions, 302 deleting action sets, 303 mistakes while recording, 304 overview, 25 I'lay button, 303 Record button, 303 renaming action sets, 303 user created actions, 303 Actions palette button (Main toolbar), 17 Actual Pixels tool (Page toolbar), 18 Adjust Levels adjustment filter, 310 adjustment filters, 309-311 Advanced Settings dialog box, 260 Advanced View button (Layers Properties palette), 44 airbrush-based patterns, 201 Airbrush tool accessing, 199 description of, 21 dot size adjustment, 200 etching, 280 Gray Use airbrush, 199 opacity settings, 200 Small/Medium/Large airbrushes, 199 spray size adjustment, 200 Tone airbrush, 199

Akamatsu, Ken (Love Hinu), 37 Akira (Otomo), 331 Align Sides dialog box, 151-152 alignment consecutive scanning, 318 ruler, 149-153 text, 55-56, 234 allowable error value, Fill tool, 196 All-Star Batman and Robin (Lee), 37-38 ambient mood, tone patterns as, 205-206 angle adjustment Computones, 229 focus line filters, 286 selections, 172, 175, 217 speed line filters, 290 tones, 215-216 Angle tool (Page toolbar), 18 The Art of Comic-Book Inking, 2nd Edition

(Martin), 327 artists artists' block, trying something different,

341-342 dreams of becoming, 40 aspect ratio image size adjustment, 84 Marquee tool, 159 author created material, 345 author information, adding to new story, 74-75

auto adjusting, image size adjustment, 84-85

background drawings resources, 327-328 storytelling concept, 36 Background tone mode, 218-219 Baig, Edward C. (Macs For Dummies), 344 balloon function, 12

Bancroft, Tom (Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video (James, and Graphic Novels), 326 Basic Paper template, 69 basic screentones, 52-53 Battle Chasers (Madureira), 38 Bitmap adjustment filter, 310 bleed, 30, 67-68

blue line indication, print guide, 42 Blur/Blur More effect filter, 312 blurring effects, 312 BMP files, exporting as, 259, 263 bold text, 233 bonus chapters, 346 borders, panel layers creating, 49-51 size, 114

bounding type settings. Marquee tool, 158 breaking the border, 32 breaks, allowing yourself, 338-339 Brightness and Contrast adjustment filter, 309

Browse for Folder dialog box, 57, 225 Brush Material dialog box, 321 Brush pen, 190

Brush Shape Thickness option (Panel

Marker tool), 114 brushes controls, 278-279 custom created, 279-280 default settings, changing, 275-276 orientation options, 279 pressure sensitivity settings, 276, 279 rotation options, 279 size adjustment, 202 stroke direction, 279 stroke speed, 279 thickness, 276 tilt options, 279 tip size, 276 buffer area, panel ruler layers, 135 buffer space, in word balloons, 239 buttons Main toolbar, 15-17 Page toolbar, 17-19

caption boxes, 243 CD components author created material, 345 bonus chapters, 346 demo versions, 345 freeware programs, 344 GNU software, 344 installing items from, 344 shareware programs, 344 system requirements, 343-344 Chambers, Mark L. (iMacs For Dummies), 344

Change Layer Type function, 103 Change Story Settings dialog box, 75 character drawing resources, 326-327 character emotions, tone patterns as, 205-206

Chelsea, David (Perspective! For Comic Book Artists; How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Art), 327-328 Clear button (Main toolbar), 16 Clear Selection command (Selection menu), 166 Close Path option (Fill tool), 195 closing position settings, new story creation, 73 clouds filters, 306 color color layers, 283-284 Computone, 229 focus line filters, 286-287 intermediate, 82-83 joins, 198 layer, 100-101 Manga limitations, 13 settings for exporting, 260 speed line filters, 290 text, 234 tone, 217 Color Settings dialog box, 101 Comic Genesis Web site, 333 Comic Studio program, 10 computer equipment considerations, self improvement techniques, 336-337

Computones. See also screentones; tones angle adjustment, 229 applying, 227-230 colors, 229 defined, 224 discussed, 52 installation, 224-225 number of lines adjustment, 230 resolution, 228 scaling, 228-229 tones versus, 226 Computones package (Photoshop program), 12 consecutive scanning, 318-319 Contact Us! link, 6 A Contract with God (Eisner), 331 contrast density curve, 309 controls, brushes, 278-279 Convert to Curve option (Panel Marker tool), 115 Copy button (Main toolbar), 16 copying action sets, 303 layers, 104-105 Create Rulers on Current Layer option Line tool, 139 Shape tool, 141 Creating Characters with Personality: For Film, TV, Animation, Video Games, and Graphic Novels (Bancroft), 326 criticism, accepting and learning from, 39 Crucial Web site, 28 cursor adjustment, 271 curve adjustment focus line filters, 286 speed line filters, 290 curves, drawing, 142 custom page setup frame settings, 67-68 overview, 66 size considerations, 67 custom template creation, 70-71 Custom Tools palette adding commands to, 301 adding tools to, 301-302 deleting tools from, 302

new sets, adding/deleting, 301 overview, 25 uses for, 300 Custom Tools palette button (Main toolbar), 17 Custom Zoom tool (Page toolbar), 18 Cut button (Main toolbar), 16

Debut version capabilities, 13 discussed, 1

EX version advantages over, 295 EX version versus, 13-14 Tones palette, 209-211 word balloon creation, 240-244 deleting action sets, 303 layers, 105-106

materials from Materials palette, 300 pages from new story, 74 panel layers, 122

points from panel ruler layers, 131 points from rulers, 149 rulers, 145 selections, 171-172 tones, 219

tools from Custom Tools palette, 302 vanishing points, 293 demo version, 14, 345 Density Graph (Gradation tool), 305 density values contrast density curve, 309 Pattern Brush tool, 202, 277 tones, 208, 262 depth, adding to tones, 219-221, 223-224 design tones, 211

Detailed Raster Settings dialog box, 261 Detailed Tone Settings dialog box, 261-262 dialog boxes Advanced Settings, 260 Align Sides, 151-152 Browse for Folder, 57, 225 Brush Material, 321 Change Story Settings, 75

dialog boxes (continued) Color Settings, 101 Detailed Raster Settings, 261 Detailed Tone Settings, 261-262 Expand Panel Ruler, 129 Export Image, 58-59 Group Layers, 108 Import Images, 79, 84 Merge Layers, 109 New Layer, 46, 97, 123, 143,188 New Page, 42, 66, 70 New Pattern Tone, 282 New Story, 73 Open File, 58 Outline Selection, 170 Page Template Settings, 71 Panel Ruler Split By Interval, 127 Printer Setup, 61-62 Rasterize Panel Ruler, 51, 133 Save As, 57

Save Pattern as Word Balloon, 247 Select Source, 78 dialogue. See text; word balloons diffusion levels, 82^83 digital tones, 208 Digital Webbing Web site, 334 Direction option Panel Marker tool, 114 Shape tool, 141 direction value, Pattern Brush tool, 277 display quality preferences, 270 Distort command (Edit menu Move and

Transform command), 173 dither levels, 82-83 Dojinshi Paper template, 69 dot size adjustment (Airbrush tool), 200 dot tones, 210 dpi (dots per inch), 67, 208 Draw on Mask option (Panel Marker tool), 116

Draw Position Move tool, 287 Draw Position tool, 291 Draw Position Transform tool, 287 drawing along rulers, 153-154 curves, 142

lines, 142 shapes, 142 drawing tablets eraser tips, 88 need for, 28

pen, pressure sensitivity, 28 drop-down list, conventions in this book, 3 Dust Cleaner tool, 21, 310

editing selections on selection layers, 177 text, 235 effect filters, 311-312 effects blurring, 312 clouds filters, 306 pixelated, 311 ruffling wave, 308-309 softened appearance, 312 special effect filters, 313 spiral, 309 watery wave, 308 8-bit ink layer, 187

Eisner, Will (A Contract with God), 331 elliptical rulers, 153 elliptical shaped word balloons, 240 emphasis tones, 210, 212 end points lines, 139

speed line filters, 290 enlarging ruler size, 147 environmental boost, tone patterns as, 205-206

episode numbers, adding to new story, 75 Eraser tool accessing, 87 as common used tool, 86 description of, 21 eraser sizes and styles, 88-89 how to use, 48-49 erasing drawing tablet eraser tips, 88 how to erase, 48-49 establishing shot, 33 etching, 280

EX version Actions palette, 302-304 adjustment filters, 309-311 advantages over Debut version, 295 balloon function, 12 capabilities, 13-14 consecutive scanning, 318-319 Custom Tools palette, 300-302 Debut version versus, 13-14 demo, 14 discussed, 1 effect filters, 311-312 focus lines ruler, 315 Gradation tool, 304-305 Gray palette, 296-297 Materials palette, 297-300 parallel lines ruler, 314-315 pattern brush material creation, 321-322 perspective ruler, 316-317 rendering filters, 306 selections, filling, 319 selections, outlining, 320 Tones palette, 211-212 transformation filters, 307-309 word balloon creation, 244-248 Expand Panel Ruler dialog box, 129 expanding panel ruler layers, 129-131 Export Image dialog box, 58-59 exporting as BMP file, 259, 263 color option settings, 260 to external files, 256-259 file formats, 259 image as set on page, 260 to image files, 58-60 as JPG file, 258-259, 263 in monochrome, 263 page output settings, 258-259 page size settings, 257 by pixel size, 263 as PSD file, 258-259 resolution settings, 264 as RGB file, 263 size of file considerations, 263 two-page spreads, 257-258

Expression Mode default layer settings, 274 Panel Marker tool, 116 panel ruler layers, 134 Eyedropper tool, 21

fading effect, 280 Fantastic Four (Kirby), 331 features about this book, 2-3 as most helpful, 10-12 feeling tones, 210, 212 figure tones, 210 files, opening, 58 Fill Inside option Panel Marker tool, 116 Shape tool, 142 Fill tool accessing, 195 allowable error value, 196 Close Path option, 195 description of, 21 filling in screentones, 54 inking with, 195-196 multiple inking layers, 196 filling selections, 168, 319 word balloons, 246 filters adjustment, 309-311 clouds, 306 effect, 311-312 focus line, 285-287 overview, 284 rendering, 306 special effect, 313 speed line, 288-291 transformation, 307-309 vanishing points, 292-294 finding your style concept, 37-38 Fit to Window tool (Page toolbar), 18 Fixed Direction option (Shape tool), 142 Fixed Page template, 69 Fixed Size template, 69 flatness, line, 140

Flip Horizontally command (Edit menu Move and Transform command), 173-174

Flip Image Horizontally button (Page toolbar), 18 Flip Image Vertically button (Page toolbar), 18 Flip Vertically command (Edit menu Move and Transform command), 173-174 focal point placement focus line filters, 287 rulers, 147 focus line filters, 285-287 focus lines ruler, 315 folders, layer, 96, 106-107 fonts discussed, 232 resources, 236 size adjustment, 233 frame settings custom page setup, 67-68 custom template creation, 71 Free Transform command (Edit menu

Move and Transform command), 172 freeware programs, 344 fun, experiencing while working, 342

Gallagher, Fred (MegaTokyo), 186 gaps between lines, focus line filters, 286 in word balloons, 243 Gaussian Blur effect filter, 312 GNU software, 344 Gookin, Dan (PCs For Dummies), 344 Grab tool, 287, 291 Gradation tone mode, 217 gradation tones, 210-211 Gradation tool accessing, 304 Density Graph, 305 description of, 21 gradient type selection, 304-305 Repeat Type option, 305 Show Menu button, 305 uses for, 304

Gray palette accessing, 296 how to use, 296-297 opacity settings, 297 overview, 24

Register Color button, 296 Temporal Gray Set button, 296 Gray palette button (Main toolbar), 17 gray tones, 210 Gray Use airbrush, 199 Gray Use marker, 192 Gray Use pen, 190 Group Layers dialog box, 108 grouping layers, 107-109 guide layers, 96 gutter, 30, 51

halftones, 216 Hand tool accessing, 91-92 description of, 20 temporary use, 92 help, Contact Us! link, 6 hiding layers, 106 palettes, 22 ruler layers, 144 highlights, 221, 223-224 high-resolution print needs, 29 histogram levels, 310 History palette, 23-24 History palette button (Main toolbar), 16 horizon location, vanishing points filters, 292

horizontal alignment, rulers, 150-151 horizontal text, 234 Horizontalize function, 150-151 How to Draw Manga: Computones, Volumes 1-5 (Senno), 328-329

icons, about this book, 5

¡Macs For Dummies (Chambers), 344

image files exporting to, 58-60 importing, 79 image layer settings adjustment intermediate colors, 82-83 name, 80 resolution, 81 image layers, rulers on, 143-144 image selections, converting selection layers to, 178-179 image size adjustment aspect ratio, 84 auto adjusting, 84-85 pixel ratio, 85 positioning, 84 image tones, 212 Import Images dialog box, 79, 84 importing discussed, 77

image appearance problems, 79-83 image files, 79

3DLI' importing function, 24, 298 2DLT importing function, 24, 298, 313 using scanners, 78-79 improvement techniques artists' block, trying something different, 341-342

breaks, allowing yourself, 338-339 computer equipment considerations,

336-337 having fun in work, 342 perfectionism, avoiding, 340-341 repetitive stress injuries, 337-338 saving your work, 340 through productivity and comfortable surroundings, 335-336 time saves, 339-340 inking advantages of, 186 Airbrush tool, 199-200 8-bit ink layer, 187 Fill tool, 195-196 ink layer creation, 188 with Join Line tool, 197-198 line art, scanning in, 186-187 Marker tool, 47, 191-192 overview, 185

Pattern Brush tool, 200-202 Pen tool, 47, 189-191 resources, 327 inkjet printers, 265 inspiration, fresh perspectives, 38 installation, Computones, 224-225 intermediate colors, image layer settings adjustment, 82-83 interval values, Pattern Brush tool, 202 Invert filter, 312

Invert Selection command (Selection menu), 166

jagged edges, focus line filters, 286-287 jagged lines, 163 jitter correction, 89 Join Line tool accessing, 197 color of joins, 198 description of, 21 gaps, searching for, 197 inking with, 197-198 Join Width option, 198 JPG file, exporting as, 258-259, 263

Karu pen, 190 Keep Aspect Ratio option Panel Marker tool, 115 Shape tool, 142 keystroke commands, about this book, 3 Kirby, Jack (Fantastic Four), 331

landscape orientation, printing, 253, 255 laser printers, 265 Lasso tool accessing, 161

creating selections using, 160-162 overview, 160 settings, 161-162 uses for, 161 Lasso/Polygonal Lasso tool, 20

Layer folder materials (Materials palette), 298

Layer Properties palette, 23, 44 Layer Selection tool, 20 layers. See also panel layers; panel ruler layers; selection layers adding new, 46 adding to panel layers, 118 advantages of using, 93-94 Change Layer Type function, 103 colors, 100-101, 283-284 copying, 104-105

default settings, changing, 273-275

deleting, 105-106

folders, 96, 106-107

grouping, 107-109

guide, 96

hiding, 106

locking/unlocking, 105 masking, 96, 118-119 merging, 109-110 naming, 97

new layer creation, 94, 96 omitting from printing, 97 opacity settings, 100 organizing, 106-110 output attribute, 102 panel ruler, 96 properties of, 99-102 raster, 95

resolution, 97-98, 103 reverse, 95

roughs, setting up, 43-44 ruler, 96, 102 ruler settings, 102

seeing as multiple sheets of paper, 94-95 selecting multiple, 107 selection, 96

subtractive methods and, 102 temporarily removing, 106 threshold level adjustment, 97 tone, 96

tone area color, 102 type of, changing, 103 vector, 95 Layers palette New Folder button, 107

New Layer button, 96 overview, 23 Layers palette button (Main toolbar), 16 layout, 31

Lee, Jim (All-Star Batman and Robin), 37-38 length values focus line filters, 286 speed line filters, 290 line art, scanning in, 186-187 line breaks in incorrect and awkward place mistake, 238

in text, 56, 235 line color, word balloons, 245 Line Lever tool, 21 Line Size option Line tool, 139 Panel Marker tool, 114 Shape tool, 141 Line Smoother tool, 21, 310-311 line tones, 210 Line tool accessing, 138 advanced features, 140 features, 139 Line Width Correction adjustment filter,

310-311 line width, word balloons, 245 Line/Curve/Polyline tool, 20 lines drawing, 142 fixed angle, 140 focus lines ruler, 315 jagged, 163 opacity settings, 139 parallel lines ruler, 314-315 perspective ruler, 316-317 roundness/flatness of, 140 start point/end point, 139 thickness, 139-140,311 tones and, 208 transparency, 139 lines per inch (Ipi), 208 live area. See safe area Lock at 45 Degree Angle option (Panel

Marker tool), 115 locking layers, 105

|ndex 355

loose pencils, 32 Love Hina (Akamatsu), 37 Ipi (lines per inch), 208

Macs For Dummies (Baig), 344 Madureira (Battle Chasers), 38 Magic Wand tool creating selections using, 162-165 settings, 163-165 threshold settings, 164 Main toolbar, button names and descriptions, 15-17 Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels (McCloud), 36, 329 Manga For Dummies (Okabayashi), 326 Marker tool accessing, 191 description of, 21 Gray Use option, 192 inking with, 47, 191-192 Marker 1/Marker 2 option, 192 marker type selection, 47, 192 Round Marker option, 192 markers. See atso Marker tool opacity settings, 195 size adjustment, 194 taper lengths, 194-195 Marquee tool accessing, 156 aspect ratio, 159 bounding type settings, 158 creating selections using, 156-160 Marquee Tool Options palette options, 157-158

middle and outward selection creation option, 159 selection rotation, 159-160 Selection Type buttons, 157-158 uses for, 156 Martin, Gary (The Art of Comic-Book Inking,

2nd Edition), 327 Maru pen, 190 masking layers, 96, 118-119 Masters, Jason, 34

Material Catalog references, 282-283 Materials palette deleting materials from, 300 Layer folder materials, 298 overview, 24

Paste Materials button, 297 preset layer sand tools, 297-298 Rulers folder, 298 3DLT importing function, 298 2DLT importing function, 298 user created materials, 299-300 Ver2 Layer layer types, 298 word balloons, 298 Materials palette button (Main toolbar), 17 McCloud, Scott Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, 36, 329

Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form, 329

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, 329

McFarlane, Todd (Spawn creator), 330 MegaTokyo (Gallagher), 186 memory, 28, 339 memos, template, 71 Merge Layers dialog box, 109 merging layers, 109-110 panel ruler layers, 126-127 Metropolis (Tezuka), 329 mistakes. See erasing moiré effect, 221-222 monochrome exporting in, 263 printing pages in, 62 monologue tones, 210, 212 mood enhancement, tone patterns as,

205-206 Mosaic effect filter, 311 motion effect. See speed line filters Move and Transform commands (Edit menu), 172-173 Move Layer tool, 20 Move tool, 287, 291 moving panel layers, 122

name, image layer settings adjustment, 80 naming layers, 97

panel ruler layers, 134 templates, 71 nature tones, 210, 212 Navigator palette, 23

Navigator palette button (Main toolbar), 16

New Folder button (Layers palette), 107

New Layer button (Layers palette), 96

New Page button (Main toolbar), 15

New Page dialog box, 42, 66, 70

New Pattern Tone dialog box, 282

New Story button (Main toolbar), 15

New Story dialog box, 73

Newegg Web site, 28

Nightow, Ken (Trigun), 37

noise tones, 210, 217

Normal tone mode, 217

Normal View tool (Page toolbar), 18

Object Selector tool adjusting panel rulers with, 124-126 description of, 20 panel rulers, stretching, 49-50 ruler adjustments, 146 Okabayashi, Kensuke (Manga For

Dummies), 326 on-demand publishing resources, 331-332 online forum resources, 333-334 Opacity option Line tool, 139 Shape tool, 141 opacity settings Airbrush tool, 200 default layer, 274 Gray palette, 297 layers, 100 lines, 139 markers, 195 Pattern Brush tool, 202

Pencil tool, 89 pens,195 Open button (Main toolbar), 15 Open File dialog box, 58 opening files, 58

pages, new, 42, 63 pages, recently worked on, 58 panel layers, 117 organization, about this book, 4-5 orientation options, brushes, 279 Otomo, Katsuhiro (Akira), 331 Outline Selection dialog box, 170 outlining selections, 170-171, 320 output attribute, layers, 102 output settings default layer, 274 printing, 255 tones, 262 overlapping tones, 220-221

page output settings, exporting, 258-259 Page Template Settings dialog box, 71 Page toolbar button names and description, 17-19 Snap button, 153 Snap to Rulers button, 153 pages adding text to, 54-56, 232-235 custom page setup, 66-68 dimensions, print guides, 12 opening new, 42, 63 opening recently worked on, 58 roughing out, 43-45 saving for first time, 56-57 saving frequently, 76 template selection, 42 pagination settings, 75 Painter program curve and line drawing limitations, 11 revolutionary idea of art production, 1 palettes, hiding, 22 panel borders, 49-51

panel layers adding layers to, 118 border size, 114 closing, 119

converting selections to, 112-114 defined. 111 deleting, 122

main image previewing, setting up appearance of, 114-116 mask creation for, 118-119 moving, 122 opening, 117

as page within page concept, 112 Panel Marker tool, 114-116 polygonal, 114 scaling, 120-122 shapes, 114 Panel Marker tool description of, 21 features of, 114-116 Panel Name option (Panel Marker tool), 116

Panel Ruler Cutter tool, 21, 49, 123 panel ruler layers adding points to, 132 adjusting, with Object Selector tool,

124-126 buffer area, 135 converting, 133-135 creation, 122-123 deleting points from, 131 dividing evenly, 127-129 expanding, 129-131 Expression Mode, 134 merging, 126—127 naming, 134

Panel Ruler Cutter tool, 123 parallel divisions, 127-129 rasterizing, 133-135 resolution, 134 stretching, 49-50 Panel Ruler Split By Interval dialog box,

127 panels defined, 30 gutters, 51 paper sizes, template, 68-69 Parallel by Interval function, 152-153

parallel divisions, panel ruler layers,

127-129 parallel lines ruler, 314-315 Paste button (Main toolbar), 16 Paste Materials button (Materials palette), 297

pasting screentones in selections, 169-170 pattern brush material creation (EX

version), 321-322 Pattern Brush tool accessing, 201 advanced options, 277-278 airbrush-based patterns, 201 brush size adjustment, 202 density value, 202, 277 description of, 21 direction value, 277 inking with, 200-202 interval values, 202 opacity settings, 202 pattern selection, 201 pen-based patterns, 201 spray size adjustment, 202, 277 stamp-based patterns, 201 thickness value, 277 uses for, 200 pattern tones, 210, 212 PCs For Dummies (Gookin), 344 pen-based patterns, 201 Pen tool accessing, 189 all-purpose pens, 190 Brush pen, 190 description of, 20 etching, 280 Gray Use pen, 190 inking with, 47, 189-191 Kabura pen, 190 Maru pen, 190 pen strokes, 191 pen type selection, 47 round pens, 190 School pen, 190 turnip pen, 190 Pencil tool accessing, 87 as common used tool, 86

Pencil tool (continued) description of, 20 etching, 280 opacity settings, 89 pencil sizes and styles, 88 PenciljackWeb site, 334 pens. .See also Pen tool drawing tablet, 28 opacity settings, 195 size adjustment, 194 taper lengths, 194-195 perfectionism, avoiding, 340-341 Perspective command (Edit menu Move and Transform command), 173 Perspective! For Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Art (Chelsea), 327-328 perspective lines, vanishing points filters, 293

perspective ruler, 316-317 Photoshop program Computones package, 12 curve and line drawing limitations, 11 revolutionary idea of art production, 1 pixel ratio, image size adjustment, 85 pixel size, exporting by, 263 pixelated effects, 311 Play button (Actions palette), 303 pointillism effect, 280 points adding to panel ruler layers, 132 adding to rulers, 148 deleting from panel ruler layers, 131 deleting from rulers, 149 Polar Coordinates transformation filter,

307-308 polygonal panel layers, 114 Polyline tool, 161 popping out of page, 32 portrait orientation, printing, 255 position settings selections, 175 speed line filters, 291 vanishing points filters, 293 positioning image size adjustment, 84 tones, 215

Posterize effect filter, 312 practice and repetition, 37 preferences cursor adjustment, 271 discussed, 267 display quality, 270

layer settings, changing default, 273-275 undos, changing number of, 272-273 pressure sensitivity brush settings, changing, 276, 279 discussed, 89 drawing tablet pen, 28 Preview Resolution option (Panel Marker tool), 116 Print button (Main toolbar), 16 print guide, 12, 42 Print Size tool (Page toolbar), 18 Printer Setup dialog box, 61-62 printers high-resolution print needs, 29 inkjet, 265 laser, 265 printing best quality print considerations, 264-266

color depth selection, 254

discussed, 251

entire page, 254

image up to edge of bleed, 254

landscape orientation, 253, 255

line art and text only, 62

main image only, 254

in monochrome, 62

output settings, 255

page print size, 253

portrait orientation, 255

printer setup, 252-255

professional print services, 265-266

self, 265

single pages, 252-256 story files, 253 productivity and comfortable surrounds, self improvement techniques, 335-336 programs, differences between, 9 Properties palette button

(Main toolbar), 16 PSD file, exporting as, 258-259

quality of display preferences, 270 quality settings focus line filters, 286 speed line filters, 290 Quick Mask feature, 180 Quick Selection feature, 180-182

RAM (random access memory) purchasing additional, 339 system requirements, 28 where to purchase, 28 randomize values, focus line filters, 286 raster layers, 95 raster settings, 261 raster-based word balloons, 246 Rasterize Panel Ruler dialog box, 51, 133 rasterizing panel ruler layers, 133-135 Rathbone, Andy Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies, 344

Windows Vista For Dummies, 344 Windows XP For Dummies, 344 reader direction, tone patterns as, 207 ReadMe file information, 343 Record button (Actions palette), 303 Rectangle/Ellipse Marquee tool, 20 Rectangle/Ellipse/Polygon tool, 20 Redo button (Main toolbar), 16 Reduce Selection command (Selection menu), 166 reducing and enlarging ruler size, 147 reference material, 38 Register Color button (Gray palette), 296 Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form (McCloud), 329 renaming action sets, 303 rendering filters, 306 Repeat Type option (Gradation tool), 305 repetition and practice, 37 repetitive stress injuries, self improvement techniques, 337-338 resizing selections, 166

resolution Computones, 228 custom page setup, 67 custom template creation, 71 default layer, 274 exporting and, 264 grouped layers, 108 high-resolution print needs, 29 image layer settings adjustment, 81 layer, 97-98, 103 panel ruler layers, 134 resources background drawing, 327-328 character drawings, 326-327 drawing Manga, 326 font, 236 inking, 327

on-demand publishing, 331-332 online forums, 333-334 tones, 328-329 reverse layers, 95 reversing selections, 166 RGB color, exporting as, 263 Romita, John Jr. (World War Hulk), 38 Rotate after Size is Decided option (Shape tool), 142

Rotate command (Edit menu Move and

Transform command), 172 Rotate tool accessing, 92 description of, 18, 20 rotation options, brushes, 279 roughs defined, 32

layers, setting up, 43-44 roughing pages out, 43-45 Round Marker (Marker tool), 192 round pens, 190 roundness, line, 140 rubbed away effect, 280 ruffling wave effects, 308-309 ruler layers, 96, 102, 143-144. See also panel ruler layers Ruler Layers feature, 11 ruler settings, layers, 102

rulers adding points to, 148 adjusting, using Object Selector tool, 146 alignment, 149-153 creating, 144-145 deleting, 145 deleting points from, 149 drawing along, 153-154 elliptical, 153 focal point placement, 147 focus lines, 315 on image layers, 143-144 overview, 138 parallel lines, 314-315 perspective, 316-317 rotate clockwise/counterclockwise, 147 Ruler Manipulator tool, 146-147 size, reducing and enlarging, 147 spacing between, 153 Rulers folder (Materials palette), 298

safe area custom page setup, 67 defined, 31 Save All button (Main toolbar), 16 Save As dialog box, 57 Save File button (Main toolbar), 15 Save Pattern as Word Balloon dialog box,

247 saving pages, for first time, 56-57 pages, frequent saves, 76 templates, 72 Scale command (Edit menu Move and

Transform command), 172 scale settings, selections, 175 scaling Computones, 228-229 panel layers, 120-122 scanners best-quality scan suggestions, 78 importing art using, 78-79 need for, 29 scanning in line art, 186-187 scenery tones, 212

School pen, 190

screentones. See also Computones; tones adding to pages, 52-53 basic, 52-53 defined, 12, 32 filling in, 54

pasting in selections, 169-170 percentage representation, 53 vector-based, 12 Select All command (Selection menu), 165 Select By Color command (Selection menu), 166 Select Source dialog box, 78 selection layers converting to image selections, 178-179 creation, 176-177 description, 96 editing selections on, 177 selection tools Lasso tool, 160-162 Magic Wand tool, 162-165 Marquee tool, 156-160 overview, 155 selections angle adjustment, 172 angle settings, 175 converting to panel layers, 112-114 deleting, 171-172 filling, 168, 319 outlining, 170-171,320 pasting screentones in, 169-170 position settings, 175 Quick Selection feature, 180-182 resizing, 166 reversing, 166 scale settings, 175 Selection menu commands, 165-167 size adjustment, 172 transforming, 172-176 Senno, Knife (How to Draw Manga:

Computones, Volumes 1-5), 328-329 shakiness, variable correction, 11 Shape option Line tool, 139 Panel Marker tool, 114 Shape tool, 140

Shape tool accessing, 140 advanced features, 141-142 basic features, 140-141 shapes drawing, 142 panel layer, 114 shareware programs, 344 Sharpen/Sharpen More effect filter, 312 SHD (Super High Density) filter, 313 Show Menu button (Gradation tool), 305 Show/Hide Page Rulers button (Page toolbar), 18 Show/Hide Ruler Manipulator button (Page toolbar), 18 Show/Hide Transparent button (Page toolbar), 18 Sides option (Panel Marker tool), 114 sites. See Web sites size adjustment fonts, 233 markers, 194 pens, 194 rulers, 147 selections, 172 tones, 217

size considerations, custom page setup, 67 Size option (Tool Options palette), 89 Smooth tool, 21

Snap button (Page toolbar), 153 Snap Mode On/Off button

(Page toolbar), 18 Snap to Focus Line Rulers option (Page toolbar), 19 Snap to Grid option (Page toolbar), 19 Snap to Guides option (Page toolbar), 19 Snap to Parallel option (Page toolbar), 19 Snap to Perspective Rulers button (Page toolbar), 18 Snap to Rulers button (Page toolbar), 18, 153

softened appearance effects, 312 spacing between lines of text, 233 between rulers, 153 spattering effect, 280 Spawn creator (McFarlane), 330

special effect filters, 313 speed line filters angle adjustment, 290 color, 290

curve adjustment, 290 end points, 290 length values, 290 overview, 288-289 position setting, 291 quality settings, 290 starting points, 290 width values, 290 spiral effects, 309 Spiral transformation filters, 309 spray size adjustment Airbrush tool, 200 Pattern Brush tool, 202, 277 spreads, 31

stamp-based patterns, 201 Start From Center option Panel Marker tool, 115 Shape tool, 142 start point, lines, 139 starting page settings, new story creation, 73 starting points focus line filters, 286 speed line filters, 290 story, creating new additional clerical information, adding later, 74-75 additional pages, adding, 74 author information, 74-75 closing position settings, 73 deleting pages, 74 episode numbers, 75 number of pages, 73 overview, 72 page settings, 73-74 page structure settings, 73 pagination settings, 75 saved file locations, 74 starting page settings, 73 subtitles, 75 thumbnail views, 74 story files, printing, 253 storylines, multiple-page, 12

storytelling backgrounds,36 in as many pages needed, 36 as storyboard scene of movie mindset, 35-36

strikethrough text, 233 stroke direction and speed, brushes, 279 styles, finding your style concept, 37-38 Submission Paper template, 69 subtitles, adding to new story, 75 subtractive methods layers and, 102 raster settings, 261 Super High Density (SHD) filter, 313 system preferences. See preferences system requirements RAM, 28

ReadMe file information, 343

tail options, word balloon, 245 Taper In/Out option (Line tool), 139 taper lengths markers, 194-195 pens, 194-195 telling the story See storytelling templates Basic Paper, 69 creating custom, 70-71 Dojinshiu Paper, 69 Fixed Page, 69 Fixed Size, 69 how to select, 70 memos, 71 naming, 71

for new pages, selecting, 42 paper sizes, 68-69 saving, 72

Submission Paper, 69 word balloon, 246-249 Temporal Gray Set button (Gray palette), 296

Ten Ton Studios Web site, 334 text. See also word balloons adding to pages, 54-56, 232-235 alignment, 55-56, 234

bold, 233 color, 234 editing, 235 fonts, 232-233, 236 horizontal, 234 line breaks, 56, 235 reader comfort concept, 238 spacing between lines, 233 strikethrough, 233 thin/thick outline, 233 underlined, 233 vertical, 234

white outline around, 233 Text tool, 21 texture tones, 210, 212 Tezuka, Osamu (Metropolis), 331 thickness brush, 276 line, 139-140,311 Pattern Brush tool, 277 text, 233

Thickness option (Shape tool), 141 thin line word balloons, 240 thin text, 233 Thomas, Brandon, 34 thought balloons, 243-244 3DLT importing function, 24, 298 threshold settings layer creation, 97 Magic Wand tool, 164 raster settings, 261 thumbnail views, new story creation, 74 tightened pencils, 32 tilt options, brushes, 279 time saves, self improvement techniques,

339-340 tip size, brushes, 276 Tone airbrush, 199 tone area color, layers, 102 Tone Curve adjustment filter, 309-310 tone layers, 96

tones. See also Computones; screentones adding depth to, 219-221, 223-224 angle adjustment, 215-217 area selection, 213-214

Background mode, 218-219 close up example, 204 colors, 217

Computones versus, 226 deleting, 219 density values, 208, 262 design, 211

Detailed Tone Settings dialog box.

261-262 digital, 208 dot, 210

emphasis, 210, 212 feeling, 210, 212 figure, 210

Gradation mode, 217 graduation, 210-211 gray, 210 halftones, 216 highlights, 221,223-224 image, 212 lines, 208

Materials Catalog reference, 282-283 moiré effect, 221-222 monologue, 210, 212 nature, 210, 212

New Pattern Tone dialog box, 282 noise, 210, 217 Normal mode, 217

number of lines adjustment, 216, 262 output settings, 262 overlapping, 220-221 overview, 203 pattern, 210, 212 positioning, 215 reasons for using, 205-206 resources, 328-329 rubbed away effect, 280 scenery, 212 self created, 282 size adjustment, 217 texture, 210, 212 type adjustment, 217 vector-based, 208 Tones palette Debut version, 209-211 EX version, 211-212 features, 23

Tones palette button (Main toolbar), 16 Tool Options button (Main toolbar), 16 Tool Options palette overview, 22 Size option, 89 Tool Settings menu, 89 toolbars Main, 15-17 Page, 17-19 Tools palette accessing tools on, 20 as most popular palette, 22 overview, 19 tools on, 20-21 Tools palette button (Main toolbar), 16 trail versions, 345 transformation filters, 306 transforming selections, 172-176 transparency, line, 139 Trash Can icon, 71 Trigun (Nightow), 37 trim custom page setup, 67 defined, 31 troubleshooting, 346 turnip pen, 190

2DLT importing function, 24, 298, 313

underlined text, 233

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

(McCloud), 329 Undo button (Main toolbar), 16 undos, changing number of, 272-273 unlocking layers, 105

vanishing points filters deleting, 293 horizon location, 292 perspective lines, 293 position settings, 293 width values, 294 variable correction, 11 vector-based screentones, 12

vector-based tones, 208 vector layers, 95 vector-based word balloons, 246 Ver2 Layer layer types (Materials palette), 298

vertical text, 234 Verticalize function, 150 virtual rulers, 11

Wacom Web site, 336 Wand tool, 20 watery wave effects, 308 Wave transformation filter, 308 Waveforms transformation filter, 308-309 Web sites Comic Genesis, 333 Crucial, 28 Digital Webbing, 334 Newegg, 28 Penciljack, 334 Ten Ton Studios, 334 Wacom, 336 white edge elimination, 67-68 white outline around text, 233 Width Correction tool, 21 width values focus line filters, 286 speed line filters, 290 vanishing points filters, 294 Wiley Product Technical Support, 346 Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies

(Rathbone), 344 Windows Vista For Dummies (Rathbone), 344

Windows XP For Dummies (Rathbone), 344 wobbly lines, smoothing out, 310 word balloons. See also text buffer space, 239 caption boxes, 243

creating in Debut version, 240-244

creating in EX version, 244-248

curved tails, 241

discussed, 12, 231

elliptical shape, 240

erasing extra lines in, 242

filling, 246

gaps in, 243

line color, 245

line width, 245

overcrowding panels with mistake, 237

poorly placed, 237

raster-based, 246

reader comfort concept, 238

Save Pattern as Word Balloon dialog box,

247 storage, 298 tail options, 245 templates, 246-249 text size, 245 thin line, 240

thought balloons, 243-244 too much text mistake, 237 too small for text mistakes, 237 vector-based, 246 workspace, creating comfortable environment in, 337-338 World War Hulk (Romita), 38

Zigzag transformation filters, 309 zooming shortcut keys, 91

Zoom In/Out tool (Page toolbar), 17, 90 Zoom sliding bar, 90 Zoom tool (Tool palette), 20

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