Thomas Scott Roberts Creator

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  1. about 2 hours ago on Working Daze

    What it appears to be is a very old comics device that many of today’s readers think is new.

  2. about 2 hours ago on Working Daze

    Why is this site making it harder and harder? Once upon a time, we could actually post graphics.

    The link was to TV Tropes, and an article on ‘Unchanging plaid.’ As I say, it’s not new in WD. It’s a very old trick.

  3. about 2 hours ago on Working Daze

    Yes, I know. I use it all the time. But I use it for solid colors. Here I want more control. I have each separate pattern saved as a large rectangle. I overlay each one as a temporary layer, and lower opacity so I can move it around, and adjust where the stripes fall. It can make a difference. When I’m satisfied, I make them opaque again, and flatten them into the art.

  4. about 2 hours ago on Maria's Day

    Up there, they call the visitor leafers. Where I live, we get overwhelmed by beachgoers all summer. The season has been getting longer, but it’s quieter all the sam enow that Fall is here.

  5. 1 day ago on Maria's Day

    Here in Southern Delaware, the leaves are a bit behind New England, but they’ll be changing and falling soon. When I first came down here, I though there were no trees. I was in a housing community with very few, but by driving around I found ’em. We have some really nice parks full of ’em.

  6. 1 day ago on Maria's Day

    There’s a Photoshop tool that creates leaves. It’s up to the user how to arrange them, and what colors to use. I haven’t found it in the current version of Photoshop.

  7. 1 day ago on Working Daze

    The rare, occasional new idea- or the constants remakes?

  8. 1 day ago on Working Daze

    It’s not auto-fill. It’s cut and paste. I still have to do it in several steps. Copy/select-area/paste/inverse/expand/cut/flatten. For each separate suit, since they’re all different colors. If you’re assuming that I press one key and, presto!, the suits are filled with pin-stripes, that’s not how its done.

    As for the patterns not following the form, that’s deliberate. It’s an old cartoonist trick, and not something that started here. It’s even been used in animation- the pattern that never moves.

    This piece from TV Tropes describes the idea as a labor saving shortcut, but some cartoonists just like the graphic effect.


  9. 2 days ago on Working Daze

    No. She has no interest in that whatsoever. When she says president, she means president, not something below that.

  10. 2 days ago on Working Daze

    More than a few. No one drained any swamp. That was purely empty ‘vote for me’ talk. The swamp pays for all of them.