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T-1000
06-29-2003, 05:25 PM
I noticed that Akira used zipatone for shading. I really haven't seen anyone use it here, so anyone have any experience with it?

Inkthinker
06-29-2003, 07:06 PM
I've used it a bit... it's incredibly expensive in the States though, and you can do it digitally. It's still very prevalent in Japan, but then again it's more a of a standard there.

T-1000
06-29-2003, 07:51 PM
When you buy it, you buy it in sheets, right?

Quiller-Bee
06-29-2003, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by T-1000
When you buy it, you buy it in sheets, right?

That's correct. However, it's not as readily available or as widely used as it was even ten years ago, due to the fact that much of what Zipatone was once used for is now executed by digital methods.

I've used it in the past, but those are days that I do not miss. I can do anything digitally that I could do with Zipatone—in far less time and with much nicer results.

T-1000
06-29-2003, 11:23 PM
I have Photoshop 7, but is there a special filter for zipatone?

Ronin
06-30-2003, 01:35 AM
I haven't come across any filters but here's a tutorial, not the greatest but it works. If you find anything better I'd be interested in checking it out as well.

http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/halftones/tone1.htm

Killer_gym_sox
06-30-2003, 02:47 AM
what is zipatone? is that when they use little tiny grey dots to show shadows and stuff like that??

Quiller-Bee
06-30-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Killer_gym_sox
what is zipatone? is that when they use little tiny grey dots to show shadows and stuff like that??

Bingo. They're transparent sheets of adhesive with various dot and line patterns printed on them—usually in black or white ink. In the field of illustration, it's most generally used for adding tone and texture to line art.

Killer_gym_sox
07-01-2003, 05:04 PM
huh! who would have guessed that i would have guessed what it was =\



is it expensive to buy??