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Redrawing 101
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:35:39 am »
In this tutorial I’ll try to explain the basics of redrawing with my methods.
There are plenty of other ways to go about it and it wouldn't hurt if you tried looking up other tutorials.

If you do not have Photoshop installed, you can download it here. You don't need a tablet for redrawing and you don't have to be artistically talented to be good at it.

First off, a redrawer’s job is to:

1. draw over the Japanese text, so that it looks as if the text was never there
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2. fill in the void between a doublepage
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Now that we know what needs to be done, let’s see how it needs to be done. When I start redrawing I usually create 3-4 empty layers and each of these layers represent a step as seen here:
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1.step: brush the Japanese text with a white brush on the first layer

2.step: draw the “skeleton” of the redraw. This is sort of a sketch which you draw to get a better picture of how it should look like in the end. BEWARE that this layer is above the step 3 layer!!

3.step: fill in the patterns. This step can be troublesome if you don’t have much to work with. Sometimes you have to create a separate layer to recreate the pattern and the best way to do that is with the clone stamp tool:
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4.step: draw details. On this layer you try to make your redraw look as similar as possible to the style of the art of the manga. With Kingdom there’s usually all kinds of black lines, black and/or white specks of dust.

By the way, I'm not saying that you're limited to only 4 layers, you can have as many as you fancy so long as you place them in the right order!

Here's how the layers look in the menu:
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Here's the psd file: Redraw.psd

And that’s the basics!

Essential tools/features you need to learn:

Pen tool
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Clone stamp tool
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Layer Masks
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Burn/Dodge tool
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I highly recommend you check out this tutorial made by Rain from Red Hawk Scans. It's one of the best redrawing tutorials ever.
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« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 03:34:37 am by Xyros »