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Thomas Woods
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In mine it is

Preferences - technology previews - Enable Paint
Symmetry

Being a 'preview' maybe means it is still under testing
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Ps updated itself a while back. Maybe it's there.
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Rebecca Jansen
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I wonder if I'm more color blind than I thought, I already knew some browns and purples were the same to me, but once I was asked to ink something in blue pencil and I couldn't 'see' it fully or properly to do so in that color... I ended up going over things in regular pencil and then inking it. Perhaps it was just too light a blue? Also special red tinted glasses might've helped had I thought of it then.
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 QUOTE:
I love Photoshop!


The old version I used for years got so buggy and slow that I finally
signed up for an Adobe subscription a week or so ago.

I should have done it a lot sooner!
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Eric Ladd
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Rebecca, typically it is a good idea to print the blue pages as light as you can stand it so that cleaning them up in Photoshop after inking is much easier. I go with a fairly light setting because the pencils are readily available. I'm ready for a nice Wacom tablet at this point since so much is possible in Photoshop for a novice like me.
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Modern pages are not lettered on the boards.
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Robert Shepherd
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About the amazing Photoshop, almost all the blue disappears just by cutting either the red or green or blue channel (which ever looks best at the time) and pasting that as the new composite channel. Instant clean page. So you can go relatively dark with the blue line print outs, thus saving your eyes. I love ink on blue lined pages.

I love Photoshop too. It's one of the first graphic design applications that was so well made, entire careers were invented using it.


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Richard Palmgren
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John, Thank you immensely for this project!  My first Byrne X-Men comics were Uncanny 114 and 115, so to see your X-Men in the Savage Land again was amazing!  The way you've drawn Cyclops' face always portrayed his maturity and life experiences in relation to the other X-Men.  Such subtlety of line and form to make that come across so easily.  3 quick questions if I may:
1. Which issue of your Uncanny run leading up to this fantastic issue were you most proud of at the time or later on?
2. Any hints / ideas / revelations you can share as to the resolution of the Jean Grey plot you've presented?
3.  I'd love to see what your Kirby-esque visor for Cyclops would've looked like on this Cyclops.

Thank you again for a truly amazing experience with Elsewhen
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Valmor J. Pedretti
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JB and Frank Zappa, two of my biggest influences and similar ways of art creation.

Zappa used to take pieces from live recordings and merge them with other ones, adapting tempo and key through tape manipulation. He called it 'Xenochrony'. One can only imagine what he would be doing nowadays with digital technology and its many amazing possibilities.

John, did you use any corresponding "analog" tecniques on the pages before the computer stepped in?
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Closest I came would be the occasional use of photostats to duplicate panel elements.
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Jason K Fulton
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This came up with a page I was thinking about purchasing:


The buildings in panels one and three are stats of the drawing from panel two. I always assumed that everything was redrawn panel to panel. In retrospect, OF COURSE you would use stats to save time.
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Nathan Greno
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Jason: In retrospect, OF COURSE you would use stats to save time.

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And (I would imagine) to keep your eye looking at the action and not the subtly shifting backgrounds. 
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