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07. Let's Trace

First, open the Layer window and check that the layer that you want to draw on is set as the Current Layer. Open the Layer window and check that Layer 2 (it has a light blue background) is selected. If it is not selected, tap ① Layer 2 to change it to the current layer. Next, tap to close the Layer window.

In the ① Tool Selection window, select the ② Brush tool.

Next, open the ① Brush Properties window and tap ② Dip Pen (Hard). You can select Dip Pen, Pen, Airbrush, Round Brush, and Flat Brush, etc, in the Brush Properties window. There are four spaces with circles in them. These are spaces for saving pen parameters but you can change the parameters whichever space you select.
In the above screenshot there are two sliders, ③ is the Brush Size and ④ is the Opacity. With the Dip Pen, even more detailed settings are possible. Tap ⑤ Pane Toggle button (pane means division, or section).

From the top, the parameters are ① Size of press, ② Size of release, ③ Opacity of endpoint. Play with the slider to get a feeling for what they do. Next, tap the ④ Pane Toggle button again to return to the previous pane and set the brush size to 3.4px. Now, close the Brush Properties window.

Now, let's trace over the sketch with the Dip Pen. When doing this,

  • Draw with the pen (stroke) with a one-fingered swipe.
  • ② Use two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out of the canvas.
  • ③ Use a two-fingered drag to move around the canvas.

Zoom in to draw finely detailed parts. Swiping slowly results in wobbly lines, so work at a steady speed for clean lines. Moving your finger slowly with the Dip Pen results in fine start and end points to the line. If you want even lines move your finger confidently and at a steady speed.

It is possible to change the size and opacity by opening the Brush Properties window but you can also use the Quickslider as a shortcut. ① is the Size slider and ② is the Opacity slider.

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Let's Take a Look at Some Sample Artwork
  3. Start Creating an Artwork
  4. Toolbar and Tool Selection
  5. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  6. About Layers
  7. Let's Trace
  8. Undo and Eraser
  9. Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  10. Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  11. Select Colors in the Color window
  12. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  13. Turn Clipping On
  14. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  15. Quick Eyedropper Function
  16. Create Highlights and Shadows
  17. Paste a Texture
  18. Let's Merge Layers
  19. Sign Your Artwork
  20. View Your Artwork
  21. Post Your Artwork
  22. Share Your Artwork
  23. Remove-Ads Add-on
  24. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  25. Stabilizer
  26. Layer: Clipping is convenient
  27. Layer: Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  28. Layer: Let's try using Screentone
  29. Layer: Selection Layer
  30. Layer: Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Layer: Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Layer: Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Layer: Rasterize
  34. Layer: Add Layer from Canvas
  35. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  36. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  37. Skirt with Mesh Form
  38. Entering text with Text tool
  39. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  40. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  41. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  42. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  43. Changing image resolution with Resize
  44. Texture with Material tool
  45. Cut, Copy, Paste
  46. Ruler: Straight Ruler
  47. Ruler: Circular Ruler
  48. Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  49. Ruler: Radial Ruler
  50. Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  51. Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  52. Ruler: Array Ruler
  53. Ruler: Array Ruler for Perspective
  54. Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  55. Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  56. Drawing Tool: Rectangle
  57. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  58. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  59. Filter: Color Balance
  60. Filter: Extract Drawing
  61. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  62. Filter: Mono Color
  63. Filter: Gray Scale
  64. Filter: Black & White
  65. Filter: Posterize
  66. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  67. Filter: Zooming Blur
  68. Filter: Moving Blur
  69. Filter: Mosaic
  70. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  71. Filter: Stained Glass
  72. Filter: Wet Edge
  73. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  74. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  75. Filter: Drop Shadow
  76. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  77. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  78. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  79. Filter: Auto Paint
  80. Filter: Anime Background
  81. Filter: Manga Background
  82. Filter: Channels Shift
  83. Filter: Expansion
  84. Filter: Sphere Lens
  85. Filter: Table
  86. Filter: Blur Frame
  87. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  88. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  89. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  90. Settings window details
  91. Bucket tool details
  92. Blend mode details
  93. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  94. Notes About Tracing