Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Episode 41 - Halloween!


Oy, I hurt. I had this brilliant idea that I could do the text for the cartoon in Adobe, which would look much better than my own hand lettering. But then I got the cartoon scanned in and I thought, "Hey, if I can do the lettering in Photoshop, why not do the screen tones too? I know I've got a tutorial on that somewhere!" Several hours later…


I'm kicking myself because I should have just done the lettering and let it go at that, but nooooooo! I had to do the screen tones. And then I made the mistake of resizing the image down and then I saved it over the larger version of the file!! That hurts because now if I ever want to edit this particular episode again, I'll have to start all over from the beginning, scanning in the line work and then adding the text and then adding the screen tones…


Ugh.


So anyway, I have a question. Right now, I'm resizing the cartoon to 1200×410 pixels. This is the size you see after you click on the thumbnail. I've got a giant flat screen monitor, so I have no idea really if this is too small or too large for anyone else viewing the cartoon. Let me know if you'd like to see the cartoon a little larger, or smaller, because the size I shrink things down to affects how the screen tones work (and yes, I'm just stupid enough to try that technique again, because in spite of the time I wasted this evening, I really like how this turned out).


Enjoy your Halloween!

4 comments:

Nobilis Reed said...

The size works for me.

Margaret Yang said...

The size is good. The cartoon is good too. :-)

Gar Nelson said...

The expanded size (after I click on it) works great for me. I use a 22" widescreen, which I imagine is not all that uncommon anymore.

Helen said...

Thanks guys! The feedback helps. I'm going to stick with the current size then. I just have to be sure it works for others because I do work on such a large screen!