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Offline RubyY

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Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:34:20 PM »
Sorry if this is out of place...about a week or two ago I came across a digitizing tutorial on Instagram where you can keep all the transparency in your strokes. I can't remember who posted it but hopefully someone here happened to see it as well?


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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 12:34:18 PM »
What do you mean transparency in the strokes? I didn't see it but maybe I can find it.  :)
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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 04:51:21 PM »
Hi Erica,
Hope I can explain this properly! You know when you're using a brush and the bristles sometimes don't carry the ink across the stroke evenly you'll see some translucency. Something like this or this


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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 04:09:35 PM »
Ruby, are you trying to vectorize your work?

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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 06:23:14 PM »
Yes, I am, Bianca...but I can only get the solid lines to work. The semi-transparent ones don't work like what this tutorial was describing.


I'm trying to find examples of what I mean.
this, this, this, this


They're sort of what I mean...there are light and dark strokes in the lettering and the background semi-shows through

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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 02:33:42 PM »
Have you tried using the high-fidelity photo option, or the shades of grey option when vectorizing?  If you want to overlap it onto something and have that transparency carry through, you can use the "multiply" option for the opacity.

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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 04:29:34 PM »
Thanks, Bianca. I will give that a shot!  :)

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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 10:02:27 PM »
I usually just digitize, not vectorize, my brush calligraphy, since I mostly do small-sized artworks for print and the web only.

What I do is make sure that I do my brush calligraphy on a neat, white paper and then scan it at 600dpi. I play with the brightness and contrast afterwards in Photoshop to even out the white background. And then I use the heaven-sent BACKGROUND REMOVER ACTION  that I downloaded from here . It's really good especially if you like to keep the transparency/translucency of some strokes. It's also great when you're digitizing watercolor. :)

I hope this helps!
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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 04:15:24 PM »
I usually just digitize, not vectorize, my brush calligraphy, since I mostly do small-sized artworks for print and the web only
I hope this helps!

Perfect!! Thanks for Link!! I have No Idea how to vectorize Anything... I don't have Illustrater, I DO have photoshop and I know how to use actions!! This is Great!!  :) :)

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Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 08:58:49 PM »
I usually just digitize, not vectorize, my brush calligraphy, since I mostly do small-sized artworks for print and the web only
I hope this helps!

Perfect!! Thanks for Link!! I have No Idea how to vectorize Anything... I don't have Illustrater, I DO have photoshop and I know how to use actions!! This is Great!!  :) :)

You're welcome! I'm sure you'll find the action useful. :)
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