Posts Tagged ‘simple’

Rapin’ and a Pillagin’

December 16, 2012

I work part time in a library and I often find students’ discarded photcopies. This was one of them that I felt had potential to become something greater than simple food for the bin.

Rapin and a Pillagin Joshua Kahan

There are a couple more coming up in this style but I’ll post them after I have finished my part of the comic Natalie and I have collaborated on.

It depresses me how long it is taking me to finish it because there’s not even a weeks worth of work to do, (sigh) paid work takes priority.

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

Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie

October 29, 2010

I just came up with a game, and  fits in nicely with the whole Halloween thing.

It’s called: Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie

It’s pretty simple, all you do is think of someone (can be a friend but a celebrity is better) and decide whether they’re a vampire, werewolf or zombie.

For example Arnie is a zombie because he hasn’t got the finesse to be a vampire, he’s not hairy or dextrous enough to be a wolf and you could easily picture him eating a person.

With some people it’s just not debatable. Michael Jackson for example is a Zombie, Christopher Walken is a Vampire and Glenn Danzig is a werewolf (mostly because he’s one in real life too).

Try it out!

Here are some ideas of people to start with…

Johnny Cash, William Shatner, Hulk Hogan, Robin Williams and Frank Sinatra.

Josh