muffin man? Why yes, I know the muffin man. He starts his days early,
toiling since before the sun comes up. Oh how hard he works, delivering
those cute little breads for everyone to enjoy. Hard as he works, he was
never one to complain. After a day’s work, he comes home, to his quaint
little house at 153 Drury Lane, London.
This is his favorite part
of the day. For these past years, he makes sure to always open his door
with a smile, for on the other side was everything he loves most.
Immediately, little footsteps can be heard. In no time at all, he sees
them. Two boys and a girl. They quickly give their father a warm, long,
You see, life isn’t easy for these lovely children.
Tragedy struck early in their lives. Mother. They miss her very much.
Ever since, father was rarely at home. What little time he has with
them, he tries so very hard to make up for the mother they don’t have.
Late at night, when he thinks they are sound at sleep, they can often
hear his faint whimpers. Together, they concoct a plan. They would be the
best little kids ever so their father wouldn’t have to feel sad
anymore. And god bless them, they are. Life is still no easy street, but
they keep on, for they know their father loves them very much, and they
loves him back so much more.
So, yes, the muffin man. I know what
a shame it would be if anything were to happen to his lovely abode. I know how devastated he would be if anything were to happen to
his little angels. I know. I know the muffin man.
She burned to dust falling through the atmosphere.
thanks home, I appreciate the kind words
A dinosaur of course, come on now, giraffes aren’t real.
He’s still prideful, just a… different kind of pride.
Yea I read it. It’s reminiscent of early Bleach. I enjoy it so far but the current arc is kinda meh.
The art isn’t the best but it’s effective for the story. I like the roughness of the art though it kinda get a little bit sketchy at times, due to the time constraint of weekly releases I’m sure.
In conclusion, it’s a solid Shonen jump title. Upper mid tier for me.
I don’t hate it either. I watched it when I was really young and I’ve always been more of a manga person so GT didn’t leave much of an impression on me. I do miss that old Toriyama aesthetic man. His art was full of charm and personality.
It was some randomly generated Youtube playlist about Korean Hip-hop. I think it was this maybe?
Question: do you apply screentones in ps or csp? can you recommend any good resources for applying tones digitally?
I use CSP to apply tones because it has an inbuilt screentone function.Here are the basics:
Here is a screentone and its settings. The canvas is 600 dpi.
Number of screen frequency controls the distance between the centers of the dots. High frequency - dots are closer to each other - more dots in the same area. Low frequency - dots are further apart - fewer dots in the same area.
Since there are fewer dots, the dots are bigger so that the value is the same.
Density - Use specified density: this is the default setting when creating screentones. Basically, density controls the value of the screentone. What it does is increasing/decreasing the size of the dots. The number of dots remains the same.
Density - Use color of image and Use brightness of image: these are the settings for converting an image into halftones.
In this example, the black bar is on a separate layer below the box.
For the Color setting, the screentones seem to affect other layers. For the Brightness setting, the screentones act like normal, that is the space between the dots is transparent. I’m not entirely sure about these settings because I haven’t use them much. If you know, please tell.
Reflect layer opacity
Off - Opacity of the layer acts like normal, the dots get more transparent as opacity is reduced.
On - The density of the screentone is reduced instead of transparency, dots get smaller as opacity is reduced.
Dot settings - you can choose between different type of screentones in the drop down menu.
Noise size and Noise factor are specific to Noise screentone. Noise size controls the size of the noise particles while Noise factor controls how stretched they are.
Angle and Dot position - Imagine that you’re working traditionally, you can rotate and move the screentone sheet as you’re pleased. These settings let you do that digitally. Pretty useful.
Posterization - I think this is a setting for converting images to halftone but I don’t use it so I don’t know what it does exactly.
Alright that’s all the settings for CSP screentone, I think, now here’s the kicker: screentones are not suited for digital viewing.
When the dots are too small to see, compression/resampling of the image may become a problem. Below is normal circle dot screentone compressed.
Doesn’t look too good. Fortunately, you can play with the angle of the screentone and change the compression artifacts. Below is the same circle dot screentone with a different angle.
Often I use a particle brush to add white noise to the tones to simulate printing artifacts. Sometime it looks nice, but at this point, this is more of a patterned gray rather than a halftone.
Last tip, if you’re layering tones of top of each other, keep their screen frequencies and angles the same if you don’t want funky moire patterns.