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