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Ep. 18, Page 21
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Comic 1217 - Ep. 18, Page 21

8th Dec 2012, 11:20 AM in Episode 18 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 8th Dec 2012, 11:20 AM edit delete
My "mess with filters until colors come out" method is running into confoundedness! I've been using photos of the drawings, which have a neat natural light gradient on them that can catch a nice range of colors, *but* that doesn't always work--for instance in a case like this latest page, where characters at each side of the page should be illuminated (and I did try two lights--just wasn't precise enough though). Here was one of the photo attempts (single light):

but I couldn't really tighten it up further than that, because the lines on the right are lighter than the light areas on the left, which means a simple filter can't grab them all. Hrm!

So I worked from a scan, which is nice and sharp but lacking a natural color gradient, thus inherently flatter. The fuzz of yesterday's A* page had even got me to try a scanned version of that one earlier today

but ultimately I liked the gradient photo version, even if the Major's head was sorta too fuzzy.

So anyhoo--hmph. I think I'm stressing about this color business too much, and gosh knows why. :P


cattservant 8th Dec 2012, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
He's already got everything worked out except the finances!
smbhax 11th Dec 2012, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Oh don't underestimate the good Major now :)
moizmad 8th Dec 2012, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
He can get a ship, but at what cost?
smbhax 11th Dec 2012, 6:16 AM edit delete reply

Actually I dunno.
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
The Major's freedom
For one last fling!