Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

The Outrage Book Cover

January 28, 2014

I finished this one off at 4am with an eyegraine and in dire need of sleep.

the outrage Book

In case you were wondering, no, the book is not real. It is as fictional as the author. I can however reveal an excerpt from the book but don’t tell the publishers (wink, wink):

‘She was outraged.

There she stood on the threshold of the dining room in what she once belived was her home, her beautiful home, to find Michael, the Daschund making love to her grand piano.

The rage took hold and she screamed. She screamed loudly.

It was like an earthquake.’

Why do I do this stuff?

Josh

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Flash to Photoshop – Importing Flash Animations Into Photoshop

September 25, 2011

I have made a really basic no frills guide to getting animation work from Adobe Flash into Photoshop.

Why?

Here’s why…

Both programs have their strengths and weaknesses: Flash is easy to use, quick to animate in and it’s simple to change the timings or order of images around. It only has two ‘brushes’ the pencil tool and the brush, giving only a few options in terms of the lines you can get if you include the four or so style options the pencil tool has. In Photoshop you can use brushes and create your own if you want, there are unlimited possibilities. However animating in photoshop is a clunky and doesn’t flow well.

Here is a way of combining the best of both worlds.

One can use Flash for the basic animation; whether this is just simple shapes or really rough drawings, like in the 1st or 2nd stages of the character development in image below.

When one is satisfied with the animation exporting a png sequence and importing it into Photoshop is simple. Once in photoshop there are any number of options from brushes, colour or textures…and more! (I can stress that enough) For instance a just going over the rough work with a brush tool (taking the character to the 3rd stage as seen in the image above) makes a hell of a difference, just experiment.

The guide I have made HERE simply shows you one way of transferring work from Flash to Photoshop.

Josh

Green Horror – Killer Cactus

April 14, 2011

This is my first entry to repaneled.

It comes from ‘Green Terror’, a great little horror story in which a jealous, murderous cactus kills pretty much everyone; two men (one moustached so had it coming) an innocent woman and even the itself!

Need I say more.

I started with a rough sketch then scanned it in and went over the lines with a blue brush tool in photoshop. The intention was to change the colour of the lines then digitally paint and colour it in a similar fashion to the original panel. However things took on a life of their own and I found myself doing something sligtly different and abstract. The great part was it didn’t take me that long to do (as opposed to a cover) as I worked straight off the sketch.

I wanted to get a kind of 1950’s feel with the colours and think I got it. I mean i’m never going to really know because I’ve never been to the 50’s. All I know is what i’ve seen in books or on TV…and seen in thrift shops.

Josh