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I GOT A FEW REQUESTS FOR BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY FOR CS THROUGH CS2 SO I MODIFIED THE FILE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WORKS BETTER FOR YOU GUYS!
I'VE ADDED AN EXTRA SPEC FOR AMERICAN COMICS AT ACTUAL PRINT SIZE AND I MODIFIED THE LARGE AMERICAN COMIC SIZE WHICH WAS SLIGHTLY OFF IN DIMENSIONS.
AND HERE IS THE ORIGINAL POST...
This is a Template for creating comic and manga art in Adobe Illustrator.
It's preloaded with standard American comic and manga sizes like...
American standard Double Page Spread
American Standard DPS on one page
TokyoPop standard 1.5 x up
TokyoPop standard 2 x up
TokyoPop standard DPS
TokyoPop standard 1.5 x up DPS
TokyoPop standard 2 x up DPS
I've also loaded this document with a bunch of cool brushes that are all color-coded with a directory for what each color brush does.
The brushes are colored in the brush menu but can be assigned a new color when in use. I noticed it's hard to keep track of dozens of black brush icons so I created the color code.
The page is set to 11"x 17" dimensions but you can easily change the crop marks.
This document is set for use in Adobe CS3, but I'm sure you can use it in earlier versions.
If you load this document as a User Defined Brush Pallette you can use all the brushes in other documents.
This is version 1. I'm sure you may find errors in the brushes or typos, if you do please write me and let me know. I'll fix them up as soon as possible.
Let me know what you think!
If you need comic art tutorials for Adobe Illustrator check out my blog at www.illcraft.com for more resources.
Some of the brushes used in this document were taken from the web. I've included a few of several different people's free brush palettes but they have a lot more to offer if you visit their sites. I didn't include whole palette's just the best of the best for what I liked.
JOE WEBSTER--JW INK BRUSHES
First up is Joe Webster who has some awesome comic style inking brushes. Be sure to adjust your stroke to change the look. I like using a very low stroke of his detail brushes. Here's where you can find out more about Joe, his awesome art, and cool tutorials and brushes...
Cool so far.
You need to make custom brushes. I mainly use the pencil tool though.
Double-click the pencil tool and turn off "keep selected" it will allow you to draw more naturally.
Also pull the sliders all the way down for more control of your line.
Read the tutorial from the beginning. It may help.
or it will still remain ??
I have been searching this for a life time already good thing I found it !!
This could be a great help, so hope you help out
I'm using CS4, and would really like to be able to streamline some of my workflow. Anyone able to help?
My email is
briandenham @ gmail. com
(of course, just smush my email address together so there is no spaces!)
Did you set your crop marks? I would only send it to Photoshop as a tiff for coloring. What were you doing?
I don't know what happened though.
Draw a square with the shape tool to the size that you want your page outline to be.
Select the square and go to your Menu bar and select OBJECT then at the bottom it says CROP MARKS highlight that and select MAKE.
This will set your page outline so you can then save the page or transfer it to Photoshop with the correct size dimensions.
Woo. That's it.
if you have CS3 place the file in your Templates folder and then open it
if none of that works email me and I'll email you the file.
For 1 million dollars.....moohahaha
Btw, great art, I mean GREAT ART!
If you have problems with the file downloading or it's just not working, please email me at briandenham @ gmail.com and I will send you the file.
Don't worry about bothering me, that's what I'm here for. ALso a lot of people have asked me to email it for the same reasons so you will be in good company.
I will send the request to your email so u can send it to me. Again, thanx a lot!
If you want older versions of AI to be able to open it, you gotta downgrade it (export) to the earliest version that supports all the functions you use. I always prefer Illustrator 8.0, but I doubt it will support those brushes ^_^
I've tried opening it as a normal file & as a Brush Library, but it won't work... what am I doing wrong?