ibisPaint

Lecture

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 ①Layer 2 to change it to the current layer. Next, tap to close the Layer window.

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

Next, open the ①Brush Properties window and tap ②Dip 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, ③is the Brush Size and ④is the Opacity. With the Dip Pen, even more detailed settings are possible. Tap ⑤Pane Toggle button (pane means division, or section).

From the top, the parameters are ①Size of press, ②Size of release, ③Opacity of endpoint. Play with the slider to get a feeling for what they do. Next, tap the ④Pane 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.
  • ②Use two fingers (pinch) to zoom in and out of the canvas.
  • ③Use 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. ①is the Size slider and ②is 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. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  14. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  15. Quick Color Picker 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. Selection Layer
  26. Let’s try using Screentone
  27. Clipping is convenient
  28. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  29. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  30. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  31. Naming your layers to manage them
  32. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  33. Skirt with Mesh Form
  34. Entering text with Text tool
  35. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  36. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  37. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  38. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  39. Changing image resolution with Resize
  40. Texture with Material tool
  41. Straight Ruler
  42. Circular Ruler
  43. Elliptical Ruler
  44. Radial Ruler
  45. Mirror Ruler
  46. Kaleidoscope Ruler
  47. Array Ruler
  48. Stabilizer
  49. Straight line with Drawing tool
  50. Cut, Copy, Paste
  51. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  52. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  53. Filter: Color Balance
  54. Filter: Extract Drawing
  55. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  56. Filter: Mono Color
  57. Filter: Gray Scale
  58. Filter: Black & White
  59. Filter: Posterize
  60. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  61. Filter: Zooming Blur
  62. Filter: Moving Blur
  63. Filter: Mosaic
  64. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  65. Filter: Stained Glass
  66. Filter: Wet Edge
  67. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  68. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  69. Filter: Drop Shadow
  70. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  71. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  72. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  73. Filter: Sphere Lens
  74. Filter: Blur Frame
  75. Switching devices / transferring data with Dropbox
  76. Switching devices / transferring data with SD card on Android
  77. Switching devices / transferring data with PC on iOS
  78. Configuration window details
  79. Flood Fill tool details
  80. Blend mode details
  81. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  82. Notes About Tracing