ibisPaint

Tutorials

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. 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. Let’s try using Screentone
  26. Clipping is convenient
  27. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  28. Selection Layer
  29. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  30. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  34. Skirt with Mesh Form
  35. Entering text with Text tool
  36. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  37. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  38. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  39. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  40. Changing image resolution with Resize
  41. Texture with Material tool
  42. Straight Ruler
  43. Circular Ruler
  44. Elliptical Ruler
  45. Radial Ruler
  46. Mirror Ruler
  47. Kaleidoscope Ruler
  48. Array Ruler
  49. Array Ruler for Perspective
  50. Perspective Array Ruler
  51. Stabilizer
  52. Straight line with Drawing tool
  53. Cut, Copy, Paste
  54. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  55. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  56. Filter: Color Balance
  57. Filter: Extract Drawing
  58. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  59. Filter: Mono Color
  60. Filter: Gray Scale
  61. Filter: Black & White
  62. Filter: Posterize
  63. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  64. Filter: Zooming Blur
  65. Filter: Moving Blur
  66. Filter: Mosaic
  67. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  68. Filter: Stained Glass
  69. Filter: Wet Edge
  70. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  71. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  72. Filter: Drop Shadow
  73. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  74. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  75. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  76. Filter: Anime Background
  77. Filter: Manga Background
  78. Filter: Channels Shift
  79. Filter: Sphere Lens
  80. Filter: Blur Frame
  81. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  82. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  83. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  84. Settings window details
  85. Bucket tool details
  86. Blend mode details
  87. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  88. Notes About Tracing