@Abe32 When I say that you're relying on the program too much I mean that you aren't spending enough time drawing what you see. You're drawing things the way you think they look like. You need to draw things the way you see them. For example, which of the following things is the best representation of a building?
All three images are the same thing but two of these images are not how people see the world around them. You need to draw things the way people see them. To do that, you need to step away from the computer and start drawing the world around you as you see it.
Your eye machine image tells me nothing about it. Is it the size of an eye or the size of a head? Is it flat? It looks like you added some things in the eyeball part that might be a reflection on a convex mirror. So I can assume it has volume but is this eye machine stuck on a wall?
Is it something that floats in the air?
And what are these things reflected on the eyeball? Is that a door? A hatch? A crate? What is that grid thing? A vent? What are those other things? It's not an accurate depiction of what a sci fi door looks like (assuming it's a door). It's what you think a sci fi door looks like. I know a sci fi door is drawn from the imagination but you can't draw a believable sci fi door if you don't know how to draw real doors on real walls in real hallways.
None of this means that you need to learn how to draw like Adam Hughes or Alex Ross. I dig a simple style. Check out the comics of Ben Sears. He's not drawing anything complicated but he understands how people see the world around them. I guarantee you he keeps a sketchbook and draws in it every day.
You get different antialiasing results with different choices of "Process when Scaling" in the export pop up window.... I suspect you will find the best result is to choose " For Illustration"... But also was it actually antialiased in the original picture ? ... even if the anti alias setting is set on the frame tools it will not be antialiased if the " Basic Expression Color" of the page when first creating the page was set to Monochrome ( often the default setting used for comic type pages).
So does the head, the neck, the shoulders, the hands, the knees, and feet. A poor quality reference makes a for a poor quality draw. There are so many figures out there that are light years ahead of anything in CSP. Both Poser and DAZ Studio do a much better and easier job posing than CSP. It’s bothers me that people push CSP to do more 3D when CPS time and resources would be better spent on things they do best, like painting and drawing and leave the 3D to programs that do a much job.
It’s hard to do without an idea of what you had in mind for your scene. If by structure you mean can I give you a model that would be out the question. The best I can do is to give you a render of a model for you to use as reference.
Here’s an example. A base character you could use as a reference and what the finished character looked like. I wish that I could take the base character and paint or draw hair and clothes, but I never had the skill and no longer have the ability. It probably would look much better.
Go to the menu item View>Color Profile>Preview settings . Now I suggest you click the radio button called "configure only on this window"
Now you can open the list of "Profile for Preview " and select any CMYK profile that you like . In my list it has also automatically included a bunch of profiles from my printer ... so I can also see how its going to look from my printer with differrent types of paper. With each profile that you pick the image on screen will instantly change to that profile.
I guess It works natively in RGB because computers and computer screens are natively RGB
Thanks for the reply - I think I'll probably be as well off just trying to copy the settings over manually by the looks of it (they're only simple pens, no additional shapes). Was hoping I was just overlooking some simple import route!
No idea when ... but I can usually import PDFs at full resolution via the clipboard. i.e. Open them in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader ... Select All and then copy ... then in CSP use File>Create New from Clipboard. Oddly if I use a selection tool in Acrobat or "Copy file to Clipboard" then I end up with a reduced resolution image coming across. but the Select All followed by copy appears to work fine. Saving to PDF is a bigger problem. I do it using the Bullzip PDF printer driver ... But it usually end up at reduced resolution PDF than the original.
Yes that does work but I still have to open other software to open a pdf not what I'd like. I am hoping CSP-EX gets an open pdf or import pdf function. I can already do what you suggest on my Mac using Preview. Don't care about exporting.