I realize this a huge bump but a good number of the links are dead.
I realize this a huge bump but a good number of the links are dead.
How does one bump a sticky...
Last Updated: 06/25/11
Name/Nickname for Comics: JD
Comic List: Series
Ghostbreakers - On indefinite hiatus
#1 - "Pilot"
#2 - "A Rough Start"
#3 - "Why me?"
#4 - "First Day on the Job"
ExtermiNation - On indefinite hiatus
#1 - "Pilot"
Opinion of latest comic: Probably my last one for a long time.
Upcoming Comic: None.
On A Side Note: Both Ghostbreakers and ExtermiNation are now on indefinite hiatus. I'm not going to mark either dead because it's definitely possible for me to become extremely bored one week and do a new entry in either series.
I've restored the FP thread links on the ones I could and updated the list with my latest entry: Bodygroups and YOU
Episode 1 - Lee Calvert
Episode 2 - Sarah Gallahan pt.1
Episode 3 - Sarah Gallahan pt.2
Episode 4 - The Sergreant
Star Trek: Intrepid
Episode 1 - Into the Deep
Bodygroups and YOU
Lou Collins - Man of War
That's it for my main comics. If I make more, I'll update this.
Updated the list (finally someone @_@)
If you find any dead links, it would really help to tell me which ones exactly so I don't have to go through each and every one.
Fine, these aren't working for me.
How To Make Nesto Flavored Laser Beams!
Semi-Desaturated SHEFing Tutorial
Haz-Life's Comic Tutorial
Bullets and Blood Tutorial.
Bliblix's Camera angles tutorial.
How to pose an antilion: By Riller.
Comic Template PSD/Hints and Tips, And Photoshop Q&A. By: DaveP
The Screenshots Forum Megatutorial - By Combine_dumb
The Facepunch Photoshop Tutorial Megathread.
-Get_A_Life-'s MUZZLEFLASH tutorial
Hayate's Rain Tutorial
Poopipoopoo's Fire Tutorial
Making localized fire in Gmod10, by pMnky
Dirtydiaper's Explosion Tutorial
Kaskade007's Smoke Tutorial
GenericAdmin's Wonderful Guide to Comic Making
And since these are from phw, they only work when replacing "boards.phwonline.info" to "phwboards.info".
AN AMAZING GROUP OF TUTORIALS, PHOTOSHOP, GIMP, IN GAME, EVERYTHING. THANKS TO PHWONLINE FOR THIS ONE.
Headswapping without Photoshop in GM10
Ben_912's Screenshot / Comic MegaTutorial (*Possibly outdated*)
I can't find shit on Haz-life...It's like...he never existed!
Sad that (almost) all of the tutorials does not work
Uh the link to my post also links to Lt_C's instead. D:
If only we had a search function...
Well what'dya know, we do.
It really is shame that all the links in "AN AMAZING GROUP OF TUTORIALS, PHOTOSHOP, GIMP, IN GAME, EVERYTHING. THANKS TO PHWONLINE FOR THIS ONE." are broken.
Any of you fellow comic makers know any good sci-fi maps? By that, I mean in a city or a ship sci-fi style.
No NeoTokyo type of stuff, I'm aiming for a Mass Effect style here.
Damn this place has died.
Sorta a shame.
Eh, was about to happen some time.
Did have a swell time between 2007-2009 though, even with some bumps.
I blame Rambo and his faggot crew.
That was like 2 years ago.
I blame errybodeh
I blame interactive comics.
Seeing as most of these tuts are left broken, maybe I can ask a question?
I'm trying to make a comic using photoshop but I don't know the best way to start putting my images together into a strip. Do I really have to do the math to figure out the correct dimensions of all of my images put together? Or is there a simpler way?
Here's my personal rule of thumb for making a comic:
Either take pictures at resolutions of 1024x768 or 1280x960 (I use this resolution). Always make the width of the page 1000px and the images 1000px as well. That way when you crop your images on the page, it'll basically 'snap' as a perfect fit onto the page and all you need is a thick black border to finish off that panel. Now, this all depends on the style you go for. I generally believe that serious comics, like the ones I prefer making, should be simple and to the point. That is, follow the general rule I just mentioned.
For humor comics, you could follow the same idea. Make the comic page a width of 1000px but make your panel's widths slightly smaller than the page width (like 800px ) then you can apply your borders to both the page and panel and you'll have the classic comic book style in the sense that the panels do not tightly 'snap' onto the page but rather appear to be "floating".
With regards to the height, this usually does not matter. You can make the height as big as you want (for the most part). If I'm making a comic, I'll make it 1000x8000 and see how many panels I can fit in there since I crop a lot of the images before I put them onto the page. If you're out of panels and have left over space, just merge the images and crop out the left over page.
If you want, I can give a visual demonstration what I'm talking about if you want clarification. There is no "right" way to making the pages I suppose. It just requires a little experimentation.
I tend to use something similar, but a little skinnier I think. I stole it off of Near Elite's tutorial a long time ago. Page width of 900 px and then three vertical, one at 40 px, one at 50 px and one at 860 px. I use two sizes, 800 x 600 for important images (explosions, fighting) or just scenes with lots of stuff. These are snapped to the 50 px guide on the left and follow a single line. For just dialogue I use 400 x 300 in rows of two. One snaps to the 40 on the left and the other snaps to the 860 on the right. Then I apply a simple black border and a little drop shadow. To make things easier I have a template saved with the 3 lines and a throw away layer with the style for the pics on it.
Now you don't really have to do it that way, as long as it is in some kind of order no one will really mind. You could use a template with any style you choose to make things easier though.
Thanks for the tips. I'm trying it out now and all seems to be going well so far.
Sorry for the double post, but any other tips you would give to someone who wants to give a go at making comics?
Try to get more circular bubbles instead of the more oval kind. This is influenced by how you organize the text within the bubble. Try to compact the text neatly together, centered in the bubble. That means you may have to cut down on the amount of text in each bubble. There is no rule of thumb on the amount of text in each bubble but try to keep it 6-8 short lines of text, if you know what I mean.
Lines and text placement styles in bubbles (example):
"Right!" (but centered)
Something like that. You should get the idea. Unfortunately, the text is automatically aligned to the left of the page on here so the example sort of fails but you should know what I mean.
Like anything in photoshop, it takes practice and patience to find that style that suits you.
I'm trying to think of what else would be a good tip for the basics...
StealGet some inspiration from their layouts.
Story and humor wise, watch cartoons, read Sunday morning comics, play video games, etc.
Depending on the story and premises, you have to use the right maps and models. Since people don't like seeing a map that they're used to, you can download new maps at garrysmod.org or FPSBanana.
For fonts, go to www.dafont.com and www.blambot.com I use Anime Ace and Comic Book for my comics.
fucking goddamn usaokay
And that's when this place was at it's finest. You may have posted this months ago, but I still agree.
Although it's cool that some people still make comics. I stopped. I said I was coming back like twice now, and I don't think it's going to happen. It would be really cool though.
Anyone know if the Steam group still has chats? I haven't even been on Steam in like a year now. Xbox Live took a hold of me.
That's when this section was really alive, people started leaving and stuff in '07 - '08.
And in '09 - '10 everyone left because there was such a shitstorm.
You still doing anything here Gogi? You where one of my favorites, lol. Juss' sayin'.
I did make a comic not so long ago actually, it should be on the second page by now.
You know what, I've said it before but I think I'm serious this time. I'm gonna make a comic. It's been quite awhile, I haven't even been on gmod since I stopped making them. It'll happen, sometime.
Also, why is it that terrorist (Arctic Avenger or something like that, I actually don't remember) makes for the best 'idiot' out of all the guys on Counter-Strike? Every time I used him I'd make him the stupid one.
It's been about half a year since I made my last comic and I've just started making comics again, with a new series. Still scrounging for a certain type of map I need. Oh my favorite part, always.