Very new to SVS, forums and art training
K . So. I'm so knew to this. But really excited. I've been using Procreate and Graphic and have figured the basics out in each. I also try to pencil sketch and use Corel to get vector images for my business. I have a couple questions.
What if I want to transition an image from pencil to digital. How easy is it to do that in Procreate or Graphic. Or what if I wanted to vectorize something. Should I be looking into Photoshop or something else? I'm hearing about Cintiq. What is that all about? Sorry. A lot of questions. I'm eager to move ahead. Just want to take advantage of all the new technology in the art world that it has to offer. Thanks
Asyas_illos last edited by
@carolprints2 as far as procreate goes you can just up load a picture of the image but you’ll probably want to trace over it and create one that is purely digital at least that’s what I would do.
As @Asyas_illos said, the easiest way to get a pencil sketch into Procreate is take a picture of it, bring it into Procreate, turn down the opacity, and trace over it on a new layer. There are complicated ways that will supposedly separate the pencil from the white background but I have found it easier and cleaner to just trace it especially because I often modify it as I trace it.
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Are you new to art in general or just the new technologies in which to make art? Just curious as the title says "Art Training".
If your just jumping into art and creating I would say experiment and play, so using all kinds of tools both digital and traditional is fun. But one bit of advice I will always give anyone getting into art is to draw from life. Draw, Draw, Draw from life. It's one of the best ways to improve as both an artist and creator. It trains your hand eye coordination, your observation skills, your understanding of objects in space, perspective, it helps build your visual library in which you can dip into for inspiration later. The other thing that makes it great practice for an artist is that it takes out the road block of thinking about what to draw, just draw, that stapler, that lamp, that building, those people....it's endless.
All the best with your voyage into art and training and learning new programs and ways to create.
Griffin last edited by
@carolprints2 Cintiq is just a drawing tablet company. Using that over an iPad is just a matter of preference as far as I’m aware. You can use your iPad as a photoshop drawing tablet with apps like Astropad.
If you want to work in vectors you’ll have to work in photoshop or illustrator, procreate does not use vectors.
The best way I’ve found to transfer a traditional drawing to procreate is this:
- Take a picture or scan the drawing
- Adjust the photo to get high contrast between your lines and paper the paper it’s on.
- Import this photo into whichever drawing program you’re using and turn the layer it’s on into a multiply layer. Make sure it is the top most layer. Now any other layer below this will behave as if you are drawing on top of it.
Wow! Thanks for the advice. I guess your could say I've been getting into at for must of my life. Found myself at a point where I either have to pursue it or not. So I'm starting the chase. Glad O found Svslearn. The foundation classes are super helpful. Thanks to everyone for you posts!. See you on line
carlianne last edited by
@carolprints2 hi welcome! You got a number of answers so I'll tackle the one no one else did. The best program I know of for vectors is Adobe illustrator. If you're doing a lot of graphic vector work rather than drawing/painting that'll be better than Photoshop. However, you CAN create vectors in Photoshop as well, so if you want a program to paint and draw and do vectors then it can do that. It depends on your budget if you want to get both. You don't have to get a Cintiq right away a Wacom tablet is a good place to start
willicreate last edited by
If you're familar with Corel's CorelDRAW, then you can use the PowerTrace feature.
For Abode Illustrator CS6, there's a function called Image Trace (used to be called Live Trace).
Cintiq is the screen device product line made by the company Wacom. Their devices are specially built to be drawn on and for heavy graphic usage. Their screens are matted oppose to the iPad's glossy surface. The company produces devices as big as monitors (32"). This article does a good job comparing Cintiqs to Ipads.
If someone recommended a Cintiq for converting paper drawings to vector art, they're probably talking about the Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition.
@carlianne. Thank you. I appreciate your time to answer me
@willicreate Great article. It helped me make a decision about what I need. Thanks