It's available in all newer incarnations of Photoshop since I made this tutorial. (And there is no Such thing as Adobe 8.0. They stopped at the 7 series and all versions afterwards have been CS#). I'm using CS5 now and still use the same method to isolate linework via channel selection.
Oh, i didn't realise it was referred to as CS, thanks I don't know where it is then... i've searched for it in help, and looked on google to see if the version i have has a channels option, and can't find anything... Maybe it's just me.
Yes... it is. EVERY Adobe photoshop has Channels. Go to the top select WINDOW.. the drop down menu CHANNELS.
That's what that means.
If you can't find this. You need to read your owner's manual to find where everything is because it *IS* there. It is located exactly where I told you it is located. I've told you where to look and you're having difficulty still. Which tells me you're a beginner. Perhaps editing channels is slightly more advanced than you're capable of right now.
Check out this link: Photoshop CS for Dummies desk reference manual: [link]
that will also help you learn the very basics of your program.
Ok... i am not 'New' at photoshop... I may sound like a noob because i didn't know it was called CS, or can't find something in the program, but i have used it many times before... And i DO know what the window bar does. I'm not trying to be difficult, and i'm sorry if i'm frustrating you, that wasn't the intention, but if it helps, i'm also frustrating myself.
Anyway... I think I know what the problem is, and if it is the reason for the problem then i /have/ been stupid- does photoshop elements have channels?
And if this isn't the problem then i seriously don't have it, or it's under some different name.
Photoshop elements is a COMPLETELY different program and if it has channels I have no idea where it is located. I was giving you instructions for Photoshop CS versions and up... Photoshop Elements is only the barest bones of Photoshop and has a completely different interface that I know of. I have never used the program. Go to that link I sent, they have an elements tutorial there for a quick desk reference.
By the way I wasn't calling you a "dummy" that's the branded name of the manual series. "_________________ for Dummies" they have those books for just about everything you want to learn.
Yes, I never work in anything under 300DPI (Print quality). I usually draw in 600 DPI (I never use paper anymore) and I draw directly into Manga Studio (Best program for smooth inking, it mimics real ink beautifully.) I draw in 600 DPI so I can really get in close for fine detail (like individual eyelashes etc...). Then I export from MANGA STUDIO into a 300DPI PSD file. Then I do the above tutorial to isolate the lineart on it's own layer, then I color underneath the lineart layer.
-nod- I paint in 300 dpi as well, but I do it in PhotoShop which is probably the culprit for the pixellation, then. To remedy this, I tend to work in a very large size so that I can scale down to an acceptable quality in the end.
That's exactly the culprit. Photoshop is great for color, SUCKS for smooth lineart if you're drawing directly into the computer and not scanning paper. It is pixel based so you will get a "jitter" when trying to draw long narrow lines. MangaStudio you can adjust the "jitter" (Auto smooth) levels to suit your hand and change what style "pen" you use. From typical ball point, to G Pens, to my favorite bamboo brush, I use that almost exclusively. *I LOVE IT*.
This is the program I use: [link] I've been using it for about 4 years now, I adore it.
You can even doodle on paper, scan it in, import the scanned jpg into Manga studio and use your pencil drawing like a light box and just trace your paper pencil lines in MS in a new layer and you'll get clean digital lines.
I am definitely checking this out. I never quite recovered from Adobe's discontinuation of Adobe Streamline, and inking has been a female canine ever since. I will never understand why they discontinued that product without incorporating the functionality in either Illustrator or PhotoShop. It's -begging- for people to defect to the competition!
this is odd, it worked for me for the first couple of outlines i scanned in. . . but now it doesn't seem to work. theres' 2 outlines i tried it on, i followed all the directions and yet. . when i delete the BG layer, it only recorded some lines on layer 1. . . and when i zoomed in, the lines didn't look filled in, even though i used the fill tool. agh D: *cry*
Very VERY extremely helpful! I've seen other paintings with the very clean colored lines. Now I finally know how to do it! When I have time, I'm gonna try to utilize it....
Ever think about doing a tut on backgrounds? There aren't very many out there, and yours are rather thurough! Not to mention that there are quite a few visual learners out there, and your tutorials not only go through step by step, but actually SHOW you step by step. Wonderful!
omg i have been trying to figure out how to do this for soo long i even read a bunc of tutorials but until i saw it happening had no idea what they were talking about thank you sooo much you are awesome