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I am not an artist but using a Wacom in Paint on my PC to create illustrations for a series of Children's Books I've written. The tutorials I have been able to find all seem to assume that Wacom users like me are all using Photoshop. I am not into Photoshop and hope that I can do what I want to do using a Wacom in the Paint program on my PC. I can't find out whether I'm doing something wrong - but when I try to 'layer' a character over a background (the airbrush in 3D is my favourite for backgrounds), the character that looks great in it's original 'transaprent' form, is imported with white blurry lines around the edges. I know that I am probably doing something basically wrong, but have asked the question due to being unable to find an answer in the usual forums. Have attached an example of what is happening. Thanks, Denis.

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Gabriel I am using Microsoft Paint but I'm open to suggestions for similar programs. This book thing is very much a side line - I produce TV ads which I have shot and edited for a long time. Photoshop and similar tools have very much been left to specialist editors who work with me in those more high end areas. Thanks, D

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I'm afraid you posted on the wrong forum. Here we only support Affinity ( Photo and Designer ) . You can give our trials a go:

 

Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/signup/trial/photo/
Affinity Designer: https://affinity.serif.com/signup/trial/designer/

 

Any other software that you have issues with, I suggest you get in touch with their tech support. 

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@Denis English take a look at Medibang its a cool app and its free, its way better than MS Paint and using a Wacom will only enhance the experience. take a look at Affinity its a good piece of kit but I think Medibang will suit your needs more.

 

Sorry GabrielM :/


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couldn't resist a doodle.

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iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo, Publisher Beta 1.7.0.140, Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-12, - iPad2 iOS 9.35 B|  Instagram & Flickr - Affinity Designer (ADe) Tutorials - Affinity Photo (APh) Tutorials - Public Domain Images

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Those white squares are from the JPG loss algorithm. For importing characters is best PNGs, and if are not coming anyway from a poorly compressed JPG....

Even in MS paint you can erase those white chunks carefully. But if is for some fast mock-ups for your graphics team, is not worth the cleaning time.

 

If you purchase Affinity Photo, there's a collection of fast, easy ways to remove that perfectly. 


Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo licenses, Windows 7, i7  860 (2009) 2.8 GHz,  8 GB RAM, GTX 1050 2 GB, HD 7200 RPM. 
Affinity PHOTO 1.7.x --> AMAZING. Getting there for painting. Temporary trick  (Windows - only) for better "alt" key color picking configured in a Wacom Intuos Pro pen's side button.

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On 5/9/2018 at 2:27 PM, GabrielM said:

I'm afraid you posted on the wrong forum. Here we only support Affinity ( Photo and Designer ) . You can give our trials a go:

 

Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/signup/trial/photo/
Affinity Designer: https://affinity.serif.com/signup/trial/designer/

 

Any other software that you have issues with, I suggest you get in touch with their tech support. 

maybe you guys should put some description on forum header.

 

i need practice some more.

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53 minutes ago, el.gato said:

maybe you guys should put some description on forum header.

Do you mean the software's name 'Affinity', perhaps?;)

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Affinity Designer & Photo  :  Win 10

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1 hour ago, el.gato said:

@roger c. 

yes. put something like "home forum of affinity softwares" or something like that. just a suggestion.

Damn right el.gato, I think we need neon, Neon Lights.

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File if anyone wants to play with it: Affinity Forum Neons.afdesign

 

 


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On 10/05/2018 at 10:39 AM, el.gato said:

maybe you guys should put some description on forum header.

 

i need practice some more.

5af16ac9ae55e_watercolor.jpg

Did you do that in Medibang or Affinity?

With Medipaint it helps to watch a few Videos first to get a feel for it. Remember to use Layers, so you can do the background first on one layer and then sketch "foghorn, I say foghorn, look at me when I talking boy leghorn" on another layer over the top of the background layer :D 


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The difference between an average artist and a good artist is the amount of time spent drawing. Try, nah do draw everyday, even if its a two min sketch, in a year you will be surprised by how much you have improved


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22 hours ago, firstdefence said:

Did you do that in Medibang or Affinity?

With Medipaint it helps to watch a few Videos first to get a feel for it. Remember to use Layers, so you can do the background first on one layer and then sketch "foghorn, I say foghorn, look at me when I talking boy leghorn" on another layer over the top of the background layer :D 

i did that in affinity photo, the daub watercolor brush. i haven't tried medibang but i use krita.

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i did that in affinity photo, the daub watercolor brush

 

Nice brush... :)

 

Krita is cool, too.


Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo licenses, Windows 7, i7  860 (2009) 2.8 GHz,  8 GB RAM, GTX 1050 2 GB, HD 7200 RPM. 
Affinity PHOTO 1.7.x --> AMAZING. Getting there for painting. Temporary trick  (Windows - only) for better "alt" key color picking configured in a Wacom Intuos Pro pen's side button.

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