Monday, April 26, 2010


YAY! My first real blog. Pretty excited here. My first ever online tutorial thingy. To get the most of what I am saying you should be familiar with Photoshop already. Don’t be shy with any feedback or questions whatever the level. Anything I can do to improve my format would be greatly appreciated. It is my hope to create a place where friends can help each other along their way, explore techniques, seek to improve our work, find a little inspiration or share a smile.

Okie dokie, without further ado:

Step 1: The classic thumbnail sketch
I had the basic idea in my head so it only took the one to give me the direction I needed to start.

Step 2: Setting up the Photoshop File
After a series of rough sketches, I scanned the ones (at 300 dpi, 200%) I liked and patched them together on individual layers (labeling your layers is highly recommended) in Photoshop CS4 loosely place them according to my thumbnail.

Step 3: Clean Up
After some resizing and jockeying object position, I tighten up my line work first with the “Levels” white eyedropper to remove the unwanted paper tone and debris. Then proceed with the “Eraser” to clean up the drawings.