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Post by Nandireya » Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:25 am

I've had this in mind for a while...my own little sprite comic...I've got more in my head than I have in my computer (blasted work...and it looks like I'll be working all week again next week)...but I've got one done so I figure I'd give you all a looksee...
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Post by kladyelf » Wed Dec 04, 2002 8:57 am

:D v cool! :bamf:
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Post by Bamfette » Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:26 am

that's so cute!! so... i take it i should make a folder in the gallery for you now?

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Post by MabusRex » Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:22 pm

That looks great, Nandi! Sweet job! Can't wait to see some of the other Crawler sprites you've designed interact with ol' Kurt.

One suggestion: Try upping the font size a bit. Makes reading easier. :)

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Post by Bamfette » Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:18 pm

actually, yeah, a good font can make all the difference. go to http://www.blambot.com that's where i got the font that i use for the caption contest, it is a professional comic book font :D I use Digital Strip, mainly but Zud Juice and Kid Kosmic are really nice too, i think.

ok, here's one with 'Digital Strip': http://nightscrawlers.com/forum/image.php?iid=642
good for casual dialogue, and ti takes to bold and italics quite nicely

here's one with 'Kid Kosmic' in bold and 'Oh Crap' at the bottom, and a severely warped 'Digital Strip' for the green dude's dialogue

http://nightscrawlers.com/forum/image.php?iid=644

good for action stuff, i think... quite bold on its own. italic barely shows up for some reason...

(if the captions don't show up, or the second one looks kinda 'meh' (i re-did the fonts to try out Kid Kosmic today and liked it better) you have the old image cached, hit refresh)

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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Wed Dec 04, 2002 8:11 pm

Cool!!!!

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Post by ChibiKasai » Wed Dec 04, 2002 8:53 pm

:LOL: Heeheeheeheehee....

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Post by Erynne » Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:42 pm

LOL!!! True dat, k-man, true dat.

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Post by Fuzzy » Thu Dec 05, 2002 2:54 am

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Post by kurtlover » Thu Dec 05, 2002 3:46 am

LMAO, that's cute! will be more of those? :)

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Post by Nightfollower » Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:02 am

hehehehehe, i like it! :D
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Post by Nightfang » Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:14 am

Oh... 'tis keyute!! :)
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Post by ChibiKasai » Thu Dec 05, 2002 8:48 pm

oh so cute. :)

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Post by InterNutter » Sat Dec 07, 2002 12:45 am

KYUTE!!! :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

I was waiting and *waiting* for your strip to turn up. Yay!

More soon, I hope?
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Post by Nandireya » Sat Dec 07, 2002 1:31 am

Originally posted by MabusRex
One suggestion: Try upping the font size a bit. Makes reading easier. :)
Problem is with word ballon thingies I used...their from Microsoft Word and if i make the font any bigger they won't fit in the panel...

I'll check out Bamfette's link...see what I find there...and yes...a folder would be great Jill...:)

More are coming...just need time to get 'em done...darn work...but it will pay for my Xbox :D
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Post by InterNutter » Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:00 am

I use Photoshop, and use the Marquee(?) tool to mark out rectangular bubbles and then I fill 'em with white.

Then I use a style effect on the bubbles layer that gives them the one-pixel outline.

Much quicker, and can be edited if you need more space ^_^
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Post by Nandireya » Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:07 am

Thanks...:D

Gotta find a nice hole in the sky effect to faclitate the arrival of the other Kurts...
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Post by MabusRex » Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:31 am

Originally posted by InterNutter
I use Photoshop, and use the Marquee(?) tool to mark out rectangular bubbles and then I fill 'em with white.

Then I use a style effect on the bubbles layer that gives them the one-pixel outline.

Much quicker, and can be edited if you need more space ^_^
Marquee, eh? I've been cutting and pasting the boxes onto the finished panel, though your way sounds easier. *ponders*

Damn me for being a Photoshop newbie...

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Post by InterNutter » Sat Dec 07, 2002 7:17 am

Do what I do for a dimensional portal.

Select your shape tool and pick the oval.
Now go to the little 'style' box above and pick the weird-lookin' rainbow-y thing.
Make your portal.

Voila!

To see how effective it looks, check out this:
http://cat.devil.com/images/Comics/Strip/XMEC65.png

Looks quite nifty if I do say so myself.
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Post by Bamfette » Sat Dec 07, 2002 1:42 pm

what effect is that, Nutter? stroke?

anyway here is how i do mine for the aid of Nandi, Ryan and anyone else who wants to do speech or thougt baloons...

first of all, keep in mind all this should be done on a seperate layer!!!

first, my secret to perfect curved tails:

make an eliptical selection where one side is the right shape for the tail you have in mind:

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with the 'alt' key held down, and with the eliptical marquee tool again, take a chunk out of that selection, leaving you with a tail:

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eliptical marquee again, make a selection around the (imaginary in this case) text:

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fill with white and deselect:

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after you get all your thought baloons done, double cick on the layer to get the 'layer style' control panel up. select 'stroke' from the very bottom, change the colour to black, set it to one pixel wide, and voila!:

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it appears more dificult than it really is, honest. :) the trickiest part is getting those tails just right, and if you don't want to bother just use the straight edge free form marquee tool to make your tails.

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Post by MabusRex » Sat Dec 07, 2002 8:20 pm

I love you, Jill *shags*
hehehe

Thanks! This actually helps out alot *hated his tails*

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Post by Nandireya » Sun Dec 08, 2002 1:48 am

Yeah...I tried fiddling around in my art programs last night...but I just got totally frustrated and went back to my old way...using the callouts in Microsoft Word...they're not perfect, but they get the job done...

Speaking of getting the job done...I just uploaded 5 episodes of All My Crawlers (including the one above) to the gallery... http://nightscrawlers.com/forum/category.php?cid=49 ...enjoy...
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Post by MabusRex » Sun Dec 08, 2002 3:33 am

OMG, Nandi! THOSE ROCK!

Love lil' Kurt :D

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Post by Nandireya » Sun Dec 08, 2002 3:55 am

The baby?

That woud be Talia Josephine Wagner...:nocturne:
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Post by ahmed » Sun Dec 08, 2002 4:10 am

Liked the 5th one the best!
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