Automatically Filling Drawings with a Matte


When sketching characters with a background in Storyboard Pro, you might find that the outlines of characters clash too much with the outlines of backgrounds and that filling your character's outlines with white or another solid colour would make the panels more legible. However, since storyboarding is often a hasty process, you may not have time to fill each drawing you make manually.

The Generate Auto-Matte dialog box allows you to quickly create a colour matte to fill the inside of sketch outlines, hiding anything that is behind your sketch. The shape of the matte generated automatically based on the outlines of your artwork, and will fill your drawing even if there are gaps in the outline and even if the drawing extends beyond the camera frame.

You can generate a matte on one or several layers in a single panel at a time.

NOTE For more information about the options in this dialog, see Generate Auto-Matte Dialog Box.

If you need to generate the matte for all the drawings in your storyboard, you should assign a keyboard shortcut to the Generate Auto-Matte dialog to streamline the procedure.