Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Hello Sensualists.

So thanks again for all your hard work. It was really great getting a chance to see what you are up to. You're a talented group, and I really had a wonderful time. For those of you who are interested in the Photo Shop transparent line trick:

1: Scan you artwork in. If you didn't scan it in as greyscale, convert it to greyscale.
2: Adjust the levels and contrast as you see fit. Remember, that you can see the pure whites and blacks in Levels, by holding down the option key while clicking on the white or black triangle/slider respectively.
3: Use the burn and doge tools if you want to adjust the lightness or darkness of the image in particular place. Great if you want to lighten or darken delicate, precise areas.
4:Got into the Channels palette. If you are in greyscale, which you should be, you should see one channel, label "Grey."
5: Load the channel, by either "apple" clicking the channel, or clicking on the small circle of dots at the bottom of the Channels palette.
6: Go back into the layers palette, and make a new layer. We'll call this layer "Line" for now.
7: Invert the selection. You can do this by pressing Apple+Shift+I OR by going up to "Select" in the menu and choosing "Inverse."
8: Make sure you're on the "Line"layer. Fill the layer with black.
9: Delete the layer underneath "Line" which is probably called "background".
10: Deselect the selection by going into "Select" and clicking on "Deselect." OR by pressing Apple+D.
11: You should now have transparent greyscale artwork on a transparent background.
12: Turn the colour mode to RGB or CMYK if you will be working on the picture in colour.
13: You can "lock transparency" by clicking on the small checkerboard button to the right of the word "Lock:" on the layers palette, which will allow you to colour the line by either filling the entire layer with colour, or by using a brush over top of it.

I'm going to keep checking out the blog, and am looking forward to seeing what you do for Kris. I want to see her getting all frustrated because everyone is drawing too big! If anyone has any questions, feel free to E-mail me. Good luck, and stay in touch.


1 comment:

Rebecca Bastian said...

Thanks a bunch for posting this!