A cool feature of Comic Draw is that you can import photos directly onto your drawing surface. In this week’s tutorial I go over how to import and use pictures to create comics.
How to use photos in Comic Draw
-Hold down the Marquee tool until the 3 options pop up
-The Paste Image from Photos option allows you to pull pictures from your photo library
-The Paste Image from Camera option activates the camera so you can take a direct photo
-The Paste Imported Image option allows you bring in pictures from other locations such as your iCloud, Creative Cloud or Dropbox
-Paste your image and make a new layer to draw on so that you won’t scribble on the original photo
-After pasting your image you can draw from or over your pictures.
Photos are a great reference to use for many reasons. Just make sure you don’t let it be a crutch for good drawing. For example photographs are great references to pull realistic details for scenes and characters and understanding composition but relying too much on them can cause your art to look awkward and stiff since pictures are already distorted.
Thank you for checking out this week’s tutorial. I hope this has been helpful for you on your comic journeys!
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