Digital Manga Workshop: An Artist's Guide to Creating Manga Illustrations on Your Computer

Digital Manga Workshop: An Artist's Guide to Creating Manga Illustrations on Your Computer

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by Jared Hodges, Lindsay Cibos
     
 

The unique Japanese cartoon style known as manga, with its exaggerated stylistic characters and vivid colors, has caught the attention of America. Now, with the advent of digital tools like Photoshop and Painter, manga artists have discovered new ways of bringing their artwork to life and onto the computer — with astounding results!

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Overview

The unique Japanese cartoon style known as manga, with its exaggerated stylistic characters and vivid colors, has caught the attention of America. Now, with the advent of digital tools like Photoshop and Painter, manga artists have discovered new ways of bringing their artwork to life and onto the computer — with astounding results!

This complete guide presents a wealth of information by exploring the digital possibilities of creating manga-style artwork. It details the entire process, from initial rough sketches, to the finished color image, with in-depth instructions and illustrations that demonstrate the intricacies of each technique. It also deals with a variety of inking and coloring styles.revealing the secrets of how to achieve smooth, highly detailed line art directly on screen, how to recreate the appearance of traditional animation with cel-art techniques, and how to achieve a soft, dreamy, or traditional look with airbrush, watercolor, and painting tools. It also explains how custom backgrounds, special effects, and the use of filters can add the finishing touches that exemplify professional results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060751609
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos are the creators of the ongoing graphic novel series Peach Fuzz, for which Lindsay Cibos won the Grand Prize in the prestigious Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga contest. They have created manga-style artwork on computers since 1997, when they first discovered the power of digital tools like Photoshop and Painter. Since then, they have worked with over a hundred different clients on various print and online projects, including the anime-inspired roleplaying game book Big Eyes, Small Mouth: d20 Edition.

Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos are the creators of the ongoing graphic novel series Peach Fuzz, for which Lindsay Cibos won the Grand Prize in the prestigious Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga contest. They have created manga-style artwork on computers since 1997, when they first discovered the power of digital tools like Photoshop and Painter. Since then, they have worked with over a hundred different clients on various print and online projects, including the anime-inspired roleplaying game book Big Eyes, Small Mouth: d20 Edition.

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Digital Manga Workshop: An Artist's Guide to Creating Manga Illustrations on Your Computer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interested in creating comic-book style coloring effects on your computer with Photoshop, etc. but not sure how to get started? Not satisfied with other 'How To' and 'Step By Step' books that are not as advertised? Look no further. 'Digital Manga Workshop' is an excellent beginners guide to computer coloring, whether you're an afficianado of Japanese comics or not. It offers easy-to-follow, simple directions on getting started with scanning, formatting line-art, coloring scanned images, and using layers, adding highlights and shadows, and much more. This is a superb effort and a great resource.