Episode 118 - The Industry Standard

Mar 25, 2013

In Quackcast 118 Banes and I approach the subject of Photoshop, attempting to give a quick intro to the dark, mysterious, primordial creator god of webcomics... in our own rambling way, well in MY own rambling way since I'm the on bumbling through pretending to know what I'm talking about while Banes asks sensible questions to prod me along onto the correct lines again. We chat about layers, setting stuff to "multiply" and what that means, mention short-cuts, pallets etc. One of the conclusions we come to is that good old Photoshop is such a gigantic behemoth that as a webcomic artist you don't really need it anyway since it's massive overkill and there are many specialised art programs that are more streamlined and more clearly focussed on the art skills you need, BUT if you really MUST have a pro photo-editing tool like Photoshop hopefully this gives you at least some brief info on it- as much as you can without screen-shots and stuff. :)

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gullas at 12:22PM, April 1, 2013

... great Quackcast as always. Sold me the idea of using photoshop, one day....

Banes at 12:43PM, March 27, 2013

I should try Elements again, see if I can get a better handle on it. :D

ozoneocean at 2:24AM, March 27, 2013

Hahaha, as a photoshopper since the '90s, Elements was just too strange for me to get my head around! ^_^

ejb at 5:49PM, March 26, 2013

Another bizarro Elements user here. Quite competent software it is. Me am happy with it. : )

kawaiidaigakusei at 6:51AM, March 26, 2013

I wholeheartedly enjoy topics like this--it is helpful to hear about different techniques. I started learning with Elements (the "Bizarro Photohop") because it was included in the free software pack of my WACOM. It is like trying to learn a whole new program whenever I use CS6, especially when it on a Mac since I predominantly use a PC to do Photoshop at home.


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