VexStrips Tutorial 3 Part 2: Using Layers & the Layer Clip Extension to Make Comic Panels

Now that we've built a basic template using Inkscape Layers, it is time to build and complete a simple four panel comic using that template and Layer Clip Extension.

You will need to download, unzip, and install the Layer Clip extension HERE. Instructions at that link show where the unzipped package of files needs to be placed (in Windows, Mac, and Linux), so that it will function in Inkscape.

We also do some work and discussion of the Inkscape Text tool:

I show how I put together this simple comic strip starring Rex Vex using Inkscape only:

VexStrips Tutorial 3 Part 1: Using Layers to Make a Comic Panel Template

One of the most important basic components of a comic strip is the panel. It is the container for a story element, a snapshot in time, and we have to learn how to make evenly spaced, uniform panels in Inkscape if we want to use it as a comic creation tool.

In this lesson (part 1 of 2) I show you how to create a comic panel template using the Layers Dialog:

VexStrips Tutorial #2: Make a Splash With the Edit Paths Tool

In this tutorial I show you how to turn a basic rectangle into a Bitclone of the classic 'Splash' effect.  You can download the finished version here, along with other water effects using the same techniques.

Please comment here or on YouTube with your thoughts and suggestions.