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Speech Bubbles III by Tigershark06 Speech Bubbles III by Tigershark06
Well after fighting for a couple days with my speech bubbles being pixelated for some reason (Something's messed up with the settings), I decided to use paths and shapes to see if I can create something better than before.

Whadda ya know, I like it better. The images are cleaner than the marquee tool speech bubbles I was so fond of before. It also seems to be easier to use (eliminating the step of combining shapes into one layer - this puts them all on one layer right off the bat)

Feel free to use it, download it, link it, forward it to your friends!

Previous speech bubble tutorials:



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Kreative-Confusion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Okay I did everything up to the pen tool, and then I fill the shape.  However when I add in the strokes, everything is given lines like they are all separate shapes.  
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did all of your pen tool shapes on the same layer with the bubble shapes?

Hrm, I've not ever had that problem. 

Did you bucket fill the shapes or right click "fill path"?
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Kreative-Confusion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I selected fill path 
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just did an experiment with it in photoshop and figured out the problem.

Do not use the "Stroke path" option on the paths menu after you've filled them.

Go to your "dialogue" layer, right click, select the "blending options" and find "stroke"

Click the word stroke and then set up how you want the stroke to look (inside, outside, px thickness etc)

If this isn't quite clear check out the Speech bubbles I towards the bottom where it talks about how to stroke the dialogue bubbles.
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Kreative-Confusion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
yeah I figured that out XD  thanks for trying to help though it means a lot!  The answer you found was the one I used XD
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!  Glad you managed to get it fixed!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh one more thought:

Are you selecting "stroke" from the paths box or stroke from the blending options?

If you select it off the path menu it would stroke each individual shape.  I just thought of that!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anyway you can give me a link to your before and after fill?  And perhaps the before and after stroke?  Like screen captures with your settings intact?

I want to help ya fix it, but I can't quite visualize where the problem might lie.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What version of Photoshop are you using?

Also are you overlapping the shapes?  If you leave them unconnected, they will do that.  The shapes should overlap.
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Sorceress-Nadira Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, thank You for this, I'm really bad at drawing straight lines and connecting bubbles have always been a nightmare xD Also, I'd never figure that paths could be used for dialogues, ingenious!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I had been show now to use paths for framing my comic pages, and one day I just decided to see what it could do for my dialogue bubbles. Love the result so much I just don't even use the previous method!

I'm very glad this will help you with your works!
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Sorceress-Nadira Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an absolute beginner in this and I suck at drawing straight lines so hard... I'm really happy I found Your tutorial and got all those tips! :hug:
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to pass on the things I myself have learned elsewhere!
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hchan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to go back to doing this sort of thing lol.., i draw all mine and it's pretty time consuming xD
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes, I've tried that and it is just not easy! I can't make them nearly as good either!
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cherubchan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome awesome awesome! :D
This totally helps a lot :iconloveloveplz:
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Glad to hear it!
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SineSquared Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Great tips! Thank you!
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Kezhound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think maybe you should send this to one of the applicants *cough*
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And why does "dialogue" look wrong up there *scraches head*. *Shrug*
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Kezhound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Spell check likes to tell me it's spelled "dialog" but that is ridiculous. Maybe it's like colour vs. color, I dunno.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLZ...RU up on chat right now (do you even show up on Yahoo IM? *scratches head*)
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Kezhound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Don't have yahoo. I can get on FB's new chat thing for a bit though before bed.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
K I'll meet you over there
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LMAO I know just who you're talking about!
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LarryKingUndead Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely thought so! I've been using paths for a lot of other things, so I thought, what the heck I think I have a pretty good handle on these things, let's try them for dialogue...WWWWOOOOWWW...
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LarryKingUndead Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cool that you are sharing it, I am glad you had such a revelation.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully it's usable and understandable for others!
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LarryKingUndead Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it should be.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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