It has been brought to my attention how nasty my vector looked under JPG. It's utterly disgusting. If I were an anime character, a waterfall of vomit would come out of my mouth. Good news is that I fixed it earlier this morning.
Big difference am'right? I usually churn out 1,100+ gradients on vectors I spend about a month on. I am so thorough with my gradients because I know they add up in the end. Melting every highlight and shading of the character to my desires :D~. Although it makes me sad when I look back at my works and it doesn't completely reflect all the time I spent on it.
It gets difficult when banding occurs because I can't accurately see ****and it looks nasty. I have many methods of getting rid of banding that worked in the past. However with Yakumo they didn't work.
I explored and found another method because my usual means did not work. I would place my 16-bit .psd into AI and it says it has to convert it into 8-bit. Whatever! Anything to eliminate banding. After placing it I had to upscale it back to the original size. There is no more visible banding and everything is still crisp.
The pain of using PS but it's the only program I am comfortable with in shortcuts and interface. AI is a foreign language to me because Adobe thought it would be funny having different pen shortcuts between two similar programs.
I know how to use Inkscape but I am not totally comfortable with it. So I vector slow as ****in it lol. It also pisses me off when I try to hit a shortcut and it's typing in the add layer column (or whatever it is). It's like WTF! So I am always bashing the ESC key in rage. In 0.48 you can't pan anymore with the "edit paths by node" tool selected anymore. So it's just rage layered upon rage and I don't feel like opening IS. =___=
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