Any tips on making patterns for clothes and backgrounds?
Hmm, well, with medibang paint it’s pretty easy to get any kinds of patterns onto your work. You just click the icon that allows you to view patterns (materials) available to you and if you can’t find any you can download them. what I usually do for both is use the layer clipping feature (and if medibangpaitn aint your thing, you can do this in firealpaca too). For how to place the patterns, I would follow general composition rules and if you want to use the manga patterns available from medibangs cloud feature, you can search up manga textures and how those have been used throughout time.
For clothing - color in your clothing, then past a full layer or just a portion of the texture on top of that in a new layer, make it a clipping layer from the layer window.
For backgrounds - same, but now you can use the pattern layer as the “clipped on” layer….. so you can color in your patterns without destroying them.
*Here’s also a good tutorial on how to make existing backgrounds into halftone layers if that’s what you’re into: http://medibangpaint.tumblr.com/post/150288115912/how-to-convert-layers-into-halftone-layers
**Also it’s good to have your texture layers in one folder if you have many of them, for organization purposes.
*** and if you put that layer folder’s mode into “Normal” you can now use that as a base for a new clipping layer as well! This can be good if you want your pattern(s) to have a nice gradient overlay or effect on top, or if you want to unify the colors of the background.