I rely on nonphoto blue for a lot of things. When I'm drawing traditionally, I use it to make my initial sketches so my pencils are cleaner. When I'm working digitally, I convert my pencils to bluelines, print those out, and ink over that. But how do I go about converting my pencils to bluelines? The process is fairly simple.
First you need a black and white image, or an image converted to grayscale. To do this, you go to Image-Mode-Grayscale. After the image is in grayscale, you go to 'duotone'. If you have never done this before, it will ask you to create a new one. The settings you want for non photo blue are:
This will convert your entire image to bluelines. Now you're just ready to print!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.