@demotlj Glad it helps!
Posts made by jimsz
iPad pro screen - finally a solution
I've been fighting moving over to some digital creation with part of the problem not being able to get used to the slick iPad pro cover and the Apple Pencil basically sliding over the screen.
I've tried a number of screen protectors but they were all just as slick.
After a number of months I finally found a screen protector that has a little bit of tooth to it, not quite pencil on paper feel but pretty close.
For $10 (2-pack) it may be worth a try for anyone that does not like the slick drawing surface.
RE: Encouragement for inkers
Many of the men were also pretty busy with WW2!
There is a book dedicated to the women of Disney's Ink and Paint Dept.
RE: madness and macs and cintiqs...
I no longer have a tablet screen but to answer your questions -
Yes, you can run as two monitors.
Cintiq has no issues with an iMac but you will need an adapter to connect it to the mac. I belive you can purchase this right from Wacom.
Mac and Windows are the same price when compared for machines outfitted with the same components. Since Mac computers are mid range and up you can't compare to bargain basement windows.
The iMac (not iMac Pro) should be due for an update this year. However, every mac computer I have purchased has been an Apple refurb which can save you hundreds of dollars and still carries the full Apple Warranty.
RE: Help with indesign export to pdf
Is the page size within the pdf that size or is that the size the pdf is printing at?
There are no settings within InDesign to print a pdf to a smaller size. The only way I have heard of an InDesign file exporting to an actual different page size was due to the "master page" being a smaller page size.
If you could tell me what version ID are you using I can see what i can figure out for you.
RE: Drawing desk and coffee mug
@demotlj For me, I don't have a mug or cup anywhere near my artwork. After a couple incidents I keep my drink away from the table.
There are various clip on mug holders you can find on amazon that might be useful.
RE: Boss doesn't want me to offer similar style designs
Consult an attorney familiar with the arts and rights.
Does your current contract state anything about creating artwork and the rights being retained by the company?
If you need the job, accept a contract for a teaching position only and any illustration work would need to be done on a freelance basis (not work for hire) with specific rights being purchased.
RE: iPad question.
Huh, I didn't know that about procreate. That does exactly encourage me to buy an iPad pro. I guess I'll look at the Surface Pro.
Are you sure you are talking the iPad 2? The iPad 2 is 7 years old (in March). If you are indeed talking about the iPad (from 2011) you will be hard pressed to find any computer 7 years old that will run the current version or OS released this year.
To answer your question - the Apple Pencil will not work with an iPad 2. The Apple Pencil will only wok with the iPad Pro series.
For older iPads there are numerous stylus available. Jot Pro & Intuos were 2 that I tried and they were OK. ( https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/ipad/best-stylus-for-ipad-ipad-pro-or-ipad-mini-3586503/ )
As for Procreate - all software eventually will no longer be updated for older devices. Processing, Ram, security, requirements are only backward compatible for a certain amount of time. However, if you have software that is doing what you want on a platform that operates well for you - you do not need to update. That's true for Mac OS, Windows, ios, etc.
RE: Should I get an iPad instead of a Wacom tablet?
I've never used the Cintiq 13 but have used a Huion type screen, which I ended up returning and purchased an ipad pro. The biggest reason was I use my computer for many things and hooking up the screen and unhooking it and making room on the desktop was too much of a hassle. The other drawback with the Huion type screen was the amount of space available for drawing. Even with a 22+ inch screen a LOT of it was taken up with pallets.
I returned the screen and purchased an ipad pro 12.9 and have not second guessed my decision. The screen size, power and portability make it worth it.
There is a learning curve and it is not like drawing on paper.
If money s tighter you can do a couple things - either purchase a refurb from apple (full warranty) or purchase with their 18 month 0% interest offer.
RE: Self-Printing My Inktober Drawings as a Book - Need Guidance
If you are still looking for a book printer, try lulu.com
RE: Should I accept contract asking for 33% COMMISSION?
Should you decide to pursue a relationship with them remember to have the contract looked at by an attorney familiar with contracts like this. It will cost you a couple hundred dollars but is worth every cent.
RE: Color management device
@audrey-dowling If you are throwing printers into the mix - that's a complex addition. Printers need to be calibrated as well.
If the book/images are being reproduced professionally or by a publishing house than it is there problem. If it is a project you are self publishing in one manner or another than it is your problem.
Calbrating a printer requires a densitometer and a lot of time. Every time you change a cartridge of ink or toner you have to recalibrate.
RE: Color management device
It's not the act of balancing the two but calibrating the 2. You are not looking for a balance but for proper display of colors.
Once your display is calibrated then you need to understand color gamut (rgb, cmyk, etc) and what colors are able to be reproduced. You can can have the monitors calibrated perfectly but if you are designing for print but are selecting colors that are outside the cmyk color gamut, they are not going to reproduce as shown on your monitors.
A decent color calibrator is
Wacom has numerous articles and posts on color calibration on their website.
RE: Art School Opinions
At School can help an artist but it is certainly not required. Attending college is not only about what you learn in the classroom but also what you learn about yourself and about others. It also exposes you to other thoughts, art and creatives processes that would be foreign to you otherwise.
Art school does that and business school, med school, law school do that as well. The difference with art school is that talent plays a larger part in the process than the others where ability and book smarts are more important.
Art school helps many people develop their talent and abilities but it is in no way a requirement. An art director will not care about where you may have attended school, they want quality work from a dependable artist when the deadline hits. 30 years ago there were fewer quality art schools/classes/opportunities than now. With sites like this an artist can broaden their horizons and develop their talent in ways that were impossible 10 years ago without art school.
I attended a great art school years ago and would not trade those experiences for anything. If I were examining the same possibilities today, I am not sure I would choose to same schooling simply because there are so many more possibilities now.