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    I have done a graphic novel in black felt tip pen on plain white.I have scanned the novel as jpegs and now want to
    fill in the colour on a graphic package.Only thing is that I don't know what package to use.Are there any specialised packages that was designed for this type of work?

    Thanks


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    If you in budget, get Paint Shop Pro.
    If you want high end, get Adobe Photoshop.

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    Yeah, as cyyeun pointed out, most of the professional comic colorists today use Photoshop, and PSP is a good alternative at a cheaper price. If you search around these boards, there have also been some free alternatives, such as GiMP and Pixia (I think).

    What I was wondering is why you scanned your images as JPEGs? Granted they are smaller file size, but it may make working with them tough, as jpeg is a lossy format and the recompression every time you save the file will eventually make you lose quite a bit of quality. You might be better working with a format like .tif, then compressing down to a jpeg when you are finished with the coloring.

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    Originally posted by CNO
    You might be better working with a format like .tif, then compressing down to a jpeg when you are finished with the coloring.
    Exactly. I usually start with a full-blown 300 dpi psd file, lots of layers, etc. The only jpeg should be your final image. Otherwise, there's no way you'll get the quality you want.

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