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Test Tones by Ahkward Test Tones by Ahkward
Testing screentoning is horrifying cause I can't take it off without ripping the page. Yikes. I got the chapter cover done and figured how to get the tones printing right. Took a while. lol

So now I can make my own screentones and print them. ouo it isn't a perfect method, but I like it so far. The ink, both black and white, is drying right now. I'll let it dry and cure overnight before scanning and adjusting it tomorrow. Hopefully it comes out nice!
BC-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are screentones?
Ahkward Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
screentones by themselves are basically patterns made using dots. In the old sense anyway. When it comes to comics and manga, they can be anything from backgrounds to small dots close together to big dots far apart. In manga or comics, they can be applied digitally (the more common method now), or they can be applied traditionally. In manga they are transparent sheets of "sticker" paper for a lack of a better term. You lay the paper over the comic and use a blade to cut out (via tracing) and then once finished, place the tone on top of the comic to give it tone! I can't afford to buy any at the present, so I bought transparent sticker paper that you can print on and I'm making my own.

When it comes to finding patterns to use, you can either scan in tones to use digitally or find stock that you are legally allowed to use and use it. That's what I've been doing. XD Or if you have even basic art software and have patience, you can make your own tones from scratch. ouo Below are examples of hand made ones (left) and a professional one scanned in. (right)

Silver's Screentone Pack V2 by silverwinglie motion blur sparkles by screentone
BC-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I get it! Thanks for the explaination! I think I've seen it before, I just didn't know what it was called Sweating a little... 
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