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Comics are sequential, visual art that tells a story.

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Folder set-up automation Photoshop actions

My goal is to create an action that sets up a folder structure for a comic panel as the image below suggests. My attempt ended up with this result. The main issue is that the color-coded folders ...
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Which tools should I learn how to use when I have the combined goal of creating a graphic novel and a math textbook?

Background: I would like to create both of the following: A graphic novel. I would like to be able to sketch, draw and preferably color all the panels myself. A textbook in mathematics for children ...
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MediBang: Browse through multiple pages after selecting a page

In MediBang Paint Pro, how do open the next page that I created while starting a new project? when I choose the Draw Manga option in the mini window that appears after opening MediBang, it lets me ...
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What do I need to take into account creating custom size comics?

I'm planning on working on a 5x7 webcomic, but I want to make sure I have an option for print afterwards. There are 3 things I'm concerned about: 5x7 is the size I want both the web image and the ...
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How to show that action is happening in a distant past in a manga or comic?

I wanted to know how can I show that an action/scene is happening in distant past. My story takes places during two different time periods. The present is the main timeline, but I want to add small ...
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Comic style scheme

I would like to build a scheme in comic style. I found the CSS markup that I like (https://codepen.io/mp/pen/ldAFs) It seems like the following tags do the job border-width: 3px 4px 3px 5px; ...
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Best way to make comics about a patient seeing a psychiatrist at an office [closed]

I would like to create a comic strip, or, rather, a set of comic strips, for posting on social networks such as Facebook or Pinterest. How can I start with the following strips and just modify the ...
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Photoshop - Draw sketchy rounded rectangle borders

I would like to draw a sketchy frizzled border around the panels of a comic page in Photoshop. Basically a brush stroke border with a precise alignment to the borders of the rounded rectangle. ...
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font size for comic book creation

I'm trying to put together a comic I wrote, and I cannot figure out what font size I should be using. I set up my page template according to this guide, a "7″x10″ full color book aimed at print". ...
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Why does the comics font look like it looks like?

I've seen the video Where the "comic book font" came from and it looks like the today's comic book fonts perfectly fit to the context of comics. What are the key features that makes the comics font ...
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What's the original size of a drawing (frame) in comics page

Let's say I have a comics book page, e.g. Tintin - my book edition is A4 size. And most drawings (frames?) on a page are about 5cm x 5cm or something around it. I expect that author did not torture ...
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What comic/graphic novel software allows you to dynamically draw/change panel shape?

Sorry if this is the wrong place -- I saw a software advertised a month or so ago that demoed a user re-drawing panel shapes in the software itself. It was a very easy way to dynamically create a ...
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Arranging images, arrows, text and similar for research presentation

I am going to prepare presentation slides for a research presentation. Below I am showing an example of type of images people generally include in such presentations. The presentation has been ...
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Best way (efficient and nice output) and best software to ink comics digitally

I am a hobbyist and I like comics - to read them, and eventually to write them but it didn't happen yet. Maybe my question is not specific enough, but I am almost obsessed with inking comics, partly ...
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What's the more appropriate way to introduce a "flashback" in a graphic novel, in terms of color, line strokes and panel shape?

i'm in the process of making a graphic novel together with a scriptwriter. We're both at our first attempt in making a graphic novel although we are not new in drawing (me) and scripting (him). This ...
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Not using comic fonts on comic?

I am planning to make a scientific poster with the comic style. The idea is inspired of the comic poster from Michael Barton's blog: Everything is fine. However I kinda feel that this font is not ...
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How to digitally draw webcomics like sintitulocomic.com using sketchbook pro

I am a visual interface designer based in India. I design web/mobile screens in photoshop, do logos and stuff in Illustrator. Lately, I've come up with an idea of making a webcomic, like the one here -...
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What's the most efficient way to "blank" old comic word balloons while retaining paper texture?

I'm taking very old (1940s and '50s) comics and trying to remove the text from some of their word balloons. I don't want to just erase their contents to pure white space, though, as the paper colour ...
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What is good drawing posture?

Lately I've been noticing that I tend to draw while hunched over, with my face as close as possible to the page. I've been wondering if it's better to sit up straight, although when I do that, I can't ...
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I'm trying to make my character look big, strong, and imposing, but it always ends up cute and fat. What am I doing wrong?

Here is a quick example sketch: This is supposed to be a big, strong, evil, imposing demon-sculpture, but to me it just looks a bit too cute and cuddly. What should I be doing to make it look more ...
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Font needed for 30's comic strip

Greetings from a beginner! I am part of a team trying to restore a 1930's newspaper comic strip for possible publication. We have to use newspaper scans, and the text is often very messy. It has to be ...
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Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?

While it's well known in design that lowercase is easier to read.
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Where to get feedback from professional comic artists?

I'm looking for a website where I can get technical advices from people in the profession.
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Colouring illustrations - RGB or CMYK?

I am in the process of colouring a series of hand-drawn illustrations in Photoshop using a graphics tablet. The colouring process takes place mostly using Photoshop's native drawing tools - the pencil,...
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Digital way of detecting and removing pencil traces?

I draw pencil sketches on paper and "ink" them using a variety of pens. (I'm using the term "inking" very loosely here to describe the process of drawing the final lines over a pencil sketch, no ...
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Suitable font for Japanese-language text in comic?

What's a suitable font for Japanese-language text in a western-style comic? Comic sans serif doesn't seem to handle Japanese. (I deliberately chose it in part to be contrarian, and in part because it ...
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Background to create comic book

I am not a graphic designer but a programmer. Recently i wrote a short story in answer of a technical question. Then I realized if i convert it into graphical comic book story then it would be more ...
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Is there any good free website or tool to make cartoon from pictures?

Is there any good free website or graphic software to make cartoon from pictures of person?
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Solutions for a comic production workflow?

I am looking for suggestions on a convenient solution for the following workflow. Scan a hand-drawn panel Fix and retouch drawing errors (using a small set of simple brushes) Separate elements into ...
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What's a good site for human body props resourcing?

I'm trying to improve comics style, and I'm looking for a good resource where I can find human body and/or comics layouts, scene building, etc. Is there a good place for these? Thanks!
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Building hand-written fonts for lettering

I am looking to build a custom font from my handwriting for lettering a comic. what professional tools exist to build such a font and export it into one of the mainstream formats (TTF, OpenType, or ...
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Is there a free alternative to Comic Life?

I am looking for an alternative to Comic Life. The main feature is to make comics out of your photos: Easily create amazing Comics, picture albums and how-to-guides using your digital photos on ...
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