Using only the power of my brain
I have made not only one new page but four
new pages for A Circle of Stars
. Plus annotations for all of Chapter Two so far, which, you may note, is eight pages long
. Got some catching up to do haven't we nico_wolfwood
I have discovered the best way ever to do speech bubbles, via skeletor_hordak
and some trial and error. Basically, you make a new layer with white speech-bubbles and then choose layer->Blending options-> stroke, setting the colour to black. This is also good for making text stand out, see the spiky bubble on this page
for an example of both.
The way I make the speech bubbles is using the filled-shape-with-path option on the shape tool (the little square with points on the corners but no pen in the middle) using either ellipses or the custom shape (which comes with speech bubbles!) and fiddling with the anchor points using the add-anchor-point tool. A similar technique is discussed here
. I also came across the guy from applegeeks discussing a variation plus other stuff
. The advantage of my technique over both of these is that it's very easy to fiddle with the shape using the pen tool or Edit->Transform, which is important given the way I keep changing my mind :) It does require competency with the treacherous pen-tool though.
Doing "The High Voltage Show" for the first time at work day after tommorrow. Scary.