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Viewing your art in black and white in Manga Studio

Just another thing I wanted to note. I was a little disappointed that the new version of Manga Studio doesn’t have a “color” blending mode. It has most of the others that Photoshop has. I was using the color mode to view my work in black and white on the fly while I coloured it in. It was a trick that I learned from ImagineFX magazine.

However I think I’ve found a workaround. I have to duplicate my colour layer and convert it to grey by right clicking the layer and going to “Convert Layer”. It will then come up in black and white, except it will not be a live preview so I have to do it every time I make changes to the original colour layer. Thank god for actions.

I started story mode all over again in Lego City Undercover yesterday (personally I missed having characters call me up on the Wii U gamepad). This time I got to hear some funny dialogue that I missed the first time around.

When you first get inside the police station there’s a janitor mopping up the stairs, preventing you from getting to the second floor. If you hang around him, he says some stuff that almost leans on the fourth wall like “I forgot the water" and "I should be on one of those shows - broom for improvement" and "once I’m done cleaning the stairs, I’ll have my lunch and then I’ll go home”. These are just rough transcripts, I can’t remember them exactly as they were said. It sounded much funnier in the game.

But of course, Frank has the funniest lines during this segment. I was lagging behind on purpose just to see what he’d say next. When you get the elevator working again, but don’t go over to it, you do get to hear him say “Come on. We’ll take the elevator. It’s this magic box that takes you wherever you want to go, but no matter how hard you wish, it will never take you to a theme park. I tried”.

And then, later on…

Come on. I’m holding the elevator for you

Later on, when you have to activate your gamepad device, I just left him waiting for me at the “compuper”. As a result, I heard him say “compuper” five or six more times.

If you have to put a chip in your communicator, make sure you put a compuper chip in it. Not the cheese flavoured kind

I’ve got a green compuper chip in mine. I’m scared it’ll eat all my internet cookies

Don’t get a virus from the main compuper. I sneezed on the keyboard

And then, after you find the missing key in the police station, Frank leaves you to play video games. Naturally I went up to him and hung around listening again. I was trying to guess what game he was playing.

They talk more in the movies

If I put his head on that body and those legs, it totally looks like me!

I wonder what will happen when they run out of movies to adapt?

If I send my manuscript ‘Super Frank VS the Ninjas’ to the movie studios, will they make a game like this out of it?

Oh movie studios never use CLEVER ideas

So if you have this game and you decide to play through story mode again, try standing around waiting for people to say funny things before going off to complete your next mission. It’s amazing that this game (sort of) rewards you for repeat plays.

I don’t get Youtube. I still have a copyright strike from 5 YEARS AGO from an account that I deleted around that time.
Aren’t these things supposed to expire?

I don’t get Youtube. I still have a copyright strike from 5 YEARS AGO from an account that I deleted around that time.

Aren’t these things supposed to expire?

I’m in the process of moving my portfolio to Shown’d. It’s already looking better and I haven’t even finished putting my stuff on it yet.

I never thought I could make old 90’s King Koopa look badass.
Obviously not quite finished yet.

I never thought I could make old 90’s King Koopa look badass.

Obviously not quite finished yet.

I’m playing through Space Quest 4 and wondering what some of the characters would look like in my style.
There’s also a death that happens if you try to shoplift from one of the stores.
Now I have to get back to work.

I’m playing through Space Quest 4 and wondering what some of the characters would look like in my style.

There’s also a death that happens if you try to shoplift from one of the stores.

Now I have to get back to work.

There is a custom shape in Photoshop CS6 that is essentially a rule of thirds composition grid. Of all the pointless features that Adobe keeps adding into this program, this is the one thing I’ve found really useful, and they’ve kept it secret.

Although I guess it was also in CS5, but I skipped that version.

The Great Barrier Reef is under threat. Stuff like this just makes me really angry at our sellout parliament (and Adani too of course).

Did he just….destroy a blue shell?

THANK YOU SO MUCH NINTENDO!

But I still can’t afford to buy this game when it comes out.

It’s funny because I’ve been playing through this game. I don’t find the voices as annoying as everyone says, but they aren’t great.

That’s no ordinary snake, that’s a POIsonous snake!