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Redrawing 101
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:35:39 am »
1. Introduction

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 the portable version 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:
  • redraw the art which is overlayed by the text
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  • fill in the void between a doublepage
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2. Process

Now that we know what needs to be done, let’s see how it's 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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  • step: Brush the text with a white brush on the first layer.
  • step: Draw the outline. This is the groundwork of the redraw. BEWARE that this layer is above the layer from step 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 expand the pattern.
             This can be called a pattern template and the best way make it is to use the clone stamp tool:
  • 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 series like Kingdom there’s usually all kinds of black lines, black 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 like so long as you place them in the right order!

Here's how the layers are arranged in the menu:

Here's the psd file: Redraw.psd

And that’s the basics!

3. Essential tools/features you need to learn:

Clone stamp tool
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Layer Masks
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Burn/Dodge tool
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Pen tool
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Watch this video to see how cloning and masking is done.

I highly recommend you check out this tutorial made by Rain from Red Hawk Scans. It's one of the best redrawing tutorials out there.
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« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 05:30:27 am by Xyros »