A Work in Progress: A Day In LKY lifes...



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Original image


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First created a document of A4 size...

Now added some guides with the help of rulers... These guides are there to help me set up the panel...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 1

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Now using the rectangular tool with the shape layer option selected and the foreground color set to white... I create the first panel...

You can barely see it, but I have selected it so you can see it...

We will fix that in the next step...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 2

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Now I added a layer style of stroke... Made it 5px and position inside...

Now I get a clean border for the panel...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 3

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Now adding panel using the same technique, I get this...

I also use different folder for each panel... Coz that helps a lot...


Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 4

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Now I leave photoshop for a while and open up Illustrator...

Opening the mascot file... Locking the mascot layer and creating a new layer...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 5

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Now using brush tool 0.5 pt I start tracing... Since I am using pen tablet here, not very precise( I am also new to pen tablet)...

But it's okay... It looks good anyways...

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Using Illustrator I created 4 more mascot for the remaining 4 panels...

The bottom right mascot is almost as same as the mascot drawn for the first panel...

Only difference is that the lineart is more precise...

And exported them as png file, coz I need the transparency...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 7

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Now placing, resize and masking the mascot as need in their own respective panels...

Also I added a white backing fill of the mascot outline, so when I put background behind the mascot... It won't pass through...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 8

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Now I added the background... Background were made by me thru Illustrator...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 9

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Now using solid color adjustment layer I color the background( I use adjustment color, so if I want I can change the color easily later on)...


Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 10

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Now all background are colored...

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Now I started adding color to the mascot... Using the same method as I did with the background...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 12

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Now for adding shade, i made a brightness/contrast adjustment layer of the setting as shown in the screenshot...

I then hide the shading by filling the mask with black fill... Then I painted over the area where I want the shading to appear with a white brush...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 13

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This is after I shaded the mascot...

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Now I colored and shaded all the mascot except for the one in the last panel...

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Coloring using the same process as before...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 16

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Now for the shading, I took a diff approach here... Made a saturation adjustment layer of the setting as shown in the screenshot...

Filled the mask with black as to hide the shading... Then with a 20% opacity brush did the shading...

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Now that all the coloring and shading are done...

Time to put in texts...

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 18

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Using the same method to create the panel, I created the speech and text boxes...

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Speech and text boxes all done...

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Now using Anime Ace font and filling up the text boxes...

Using to free transform to make the text fit into the boxes...

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Texts are all done...

I also changed the color of the mascot in the 5th panel( it was easy, since I am using adjustment layers)...

And also blurred the background so it won't steal too much focus...

That's it... A mini comic ready... :)

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Step 22

Final result

Creation of A Day In LKY lifes...: Final Result

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avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Author, if needed, you can also just import the AI-file straight into PS, so you dont have to export the characters as png

(5 years and 1981 days ago)
author says:

Yeah, but i didn't need to heavily edit the linearts... So I choose to export them as png...

Well, I do admit importing directly is better, since it allows to convert it into a smart object... Anyways thanks for the heads up...

(5 years and 1980 days ago)