How to Paint Comic Books with the iPad
Brian Miller & Kristy Miller
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The iPad has transformed the way you read comic books but did you know you can create comic art with the iPad too? Learn how to paint comic book characters with the iPad as Hi-Fi's Brian & Kristy Miller demonstrate step-by-step how to paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio.
What's New in Version 2.0
This updated version of How to Paint Comic Books with the iPad brings the information up to the date with the latest version of the SketchBook Pro for iPad app as well as the newest iPad and iPad Mini models. - Updated SketchBook Pro for iPad info & images. - Updated canvas size and resolution info & images. - Updated importing and exporting info & images. - Additional stylus information.
This is the missing manual for SketchBook Pro, Nuff said!
THE tutorial for SketchBook on the iPad
I am a fairly knowledgeable artist when it comes to using SketchBook Pro on the iPad and I will say that this book offers a serious amount of knowledge and tips!
Being a heavy user of both the desktop and iPad versions of SBP, I was curious to see how Brian and Kristy Miller would set up a tutorial for an app I am very passionate about.
I will say that this book is way more than a collection of pages of tips. Fantastic screen shots, well written explanations and embedded videos of the processes used all make for a seriously awesome teaching experience. And the ability to go grab actual images to use for the exercises just blew me away. This book offers lessons and one of my favorite, and often omitted, features in a "how to" book: Knowledge Check Points. A few pop ups with questions to test you on what you have learned! Brilliant!
I read this booking trying to reflect back on my start with digital art and iPad art and this book would have saved me a lot of hours of trial and error. And even though the book has fantastic tips for using SBP, much of the content/theory could be applied to any platform.
The knowledge an aspiring artist can gain from this book is well worth the $5 for this amazing book.
If you are new to SBP on the iPad, this book is a must have. And if you are a seasoned pro thinking about writing your own tutorial book, this is the standard by which all "how to" books should be judged.
I downloaded How to Paint Comic Books with the iPad. I'm blown away by the interactive elements; I thought learning was supposed to be tedious and difficult, and this makes it delightful instead. I didn't realize there would be step-by-step video tutorials embedded in the iBook... this challenges my definition of a "book" in good ways. I can flip back and forth between the iBook and the drawing software, working from the downloaded sample files at my own pace.
The information is sorted into easily comprehensible chunks, with clear headings and subheadings and other visual cues. Having read so many confusing how-to texts on various subjects, I find the setup of this book remarkable: no fishing around for info; it's all indexed and easy to get to, exactly where you would think you'd find it.
Furthermore, I used to think anything I colored on the iPad would be restricted to digital screen quality; NOT SO. This book explains in detail how to transfer your coloring to Photoshop and refine it for larger print purposes. This technique will free you from your tedious workstation for the majority of your worktime; it's comfortable, intuitive, and shockingly useful technology. I feel like I'm on Star Trek. Could the future be... now?
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- Level: Grades 6-17
- Category: Art & Architecture
- Published: Jul 10, 2012
- Publisher: Hi-Fi Colour Design
- Seller: Hi-Fi color design, llc
- Print Length: 114 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 2.0