Zip & Li’l Bit‘s Trade Loeffler has another nice tutorial on Photoshop’s paint bucket today!
Well, if you’re into comics and coloring in Photoshop, this is about as close to action as you’re gonna get.
Channels is one of those PS features I don’t know much about, but Trade explains it really well, and you can bet I’ll be trying it out next coloring job.
Have you seen this video?
You look at stuff like iPods, the new iPhone, stuff like this, and all of a sudden, technology is, well, elegant.
After picking up a NuLOOQ to compliment my Wacom tablet, I was feeling pretty cool twisting and tapping with my left hand while drawing with my right. (I wonder how and when this sort of intuitive interface will make it’s way to something like the Cintiq.)
But after seeing the FC Han video, I have to wonder how long it’s going to be before I make the jump to cartooning entirely digitally.
So many guys already do it, I sort of feel behind already. And I have all the tools, but there’s something about the tactile experience of my brush pen on paper that’s so immediate…
To be fair, when I work in Photoshop I usually have a ton of other programs open and running, so my poor processor is working as hard as it can. Still, I do like ink.
I dunno how, when, if I’m going to make the leap, but seeing elegant technology like this coming so fast, I think it’ll be sooner rather than later.
I just picked this little thingy up the other day:
It’s a NuLOOQ from Logitech. It a weighted dial with some buttons and a scroll wheel on top. Used with Photoshop it lets you zoom in and out with a twist, increase/decrease your brush/eraser diameter with the spin of the finger, move around your art with a nudge, and some other stuff I have yet to figure out that look like a lot of fun.
I colored two cartoons this morning in record time my first time out. I wish it were just a smidge heavier, but the glowing blue lights make up for it.
Seriously, this thing is great so far. Used in conjunction with my graphics tablet I save a lot of keyboard shortcutting and toolbar tinkering. Plus I look all space-agey when I use it!
I’ve been running Photoshop CS2 ever since I got my first Mac over a year ago, and every time I open it I get this:
I know I can turn it off. In fact it’s right there in the left hand corner. With just a click I’d never have to see this again.
But I have yet to check out the “New Features At A Glance.” I keep meaning to, and, doubtless, there are undiscovered wonders I could be utilizing this very moment, but I never click on anything.
You’d think after all this time I’d just turn it off, or actually explore some “New Feature Highlights,” but for some reason I’m happy in my own comfy Adobe limbo.