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DIY Light Table: Create your own in few simple steps

Carmina Soler, Illustrator & Animator

DIY Light Table: Create your own in few simple steps

Carmina Soler, Illustrator & Animator

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4 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Class intro

    • 2. List of materials

    • 3. Steps of the process

    • 4. Wrap up!

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In this class, you are going to learn how to create your own light table in few simple steps. You don't need to be very crafty to follow the class.

I have tried to find the cheapest materials to make it. Overall I spent $34. There are some materials that I had to bought even though I would normally have them at home. Since I am living abroad now I don't have them here. I borrowed a couple things from my neighbor though! : )

Check out the list of materials at the "Class project" sections to help you to find them.

Let me know if you have any questions at the "Community" section!


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Carmina Soler

Illustrator & Animator


Hi! I'm Carmina Soler. I'm an illustrator and animator from Barcelona (Spain). 

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1. Class intro: Hi, I'm Carmine. Icily, I'm a freelance illustrator and animator. In this class, I will show you how to create your own light table in a few simple steps. It can be very useful for a lot of illustration and animation projects, so it's always handy to have one. A light table, just the balls with the transfer entertains with, since your face with a light inside this life chances Face of that. Any paper over later me is rendered transparent or translucent. This way you can layer multiple sheets of paper on top of each other and see your sequence of frames for reference. As you're working on the jobs, Are you ready to start your do it yourself right table? Who just didn't roll? Let's get started. 2. List of materials: Now I will walk you through all the materials that you need for the project. I have made the research of cheap materials that at the same time, I'm easy to manipulate. I've tried to make the process as easy as possible. You can use in a free legal glass ship with the size around 11 per 14 inches. Make sure that it's taking off so it doesn't a campus frame or a labour with the same size off the glass, so it fits perfect and you don't have to cut anything. The white carports, which you will need to get the pass for two in the light table back, use flexible led lights within days if a street so easy to fit within the frame and easy to state also have Caesar ready to cut the strip it it's too long. Usually, you can get every three lights you superglued to make sure that the glass end up with base . Well. Also, paper tower to about your fingers. Getting in contact with you will need the saw to get a hold to the wood so the energies superstate. The sun paper will be good to clean. It is off the glass in the splinters off the I will be using the number 16 which has more aggressive particles so removed moment to you to get the bad words. You will need a ruling a fancy attachment in the next. You should be able to buy these materials in any store you can download A pdf I left in the class project section with something so disease for you to find them. I'm sure you already have some of those materials, or you can find somebody who boroughs you some off for insults. I have ordered the son in the same paper from my neighbor. 3. Steps of the process: let us. They're making a hole in the frame so the cable can get out of the box. So use the saw and make a triangle shape. Now here's the some paper to leave the food without splinters that the car work to make it sit within the frame that we make the background to be white, and it will help to bounce the line with some blue him. Please Guibert inside the frame. You just have a frame with no background. Skip this step, but make sure to use the light table on white or light colors. Face use. Flexible Led likes to make sure you don't have problems to feed them within the frame. Beloved the covering off the led light in the city of ST Inside the frame that place in the cable where you have the this frame has room for two lines off lights, so that means more life and more transparency through the glass. Before to move to the next step, make sure the lights work and they are, well, stick to the book. Now make a passport to with the other carport took over the lights the way the lights won't bother your eyes were working. Make sure the passport to doesn't cover all the free. Put some blue on the hood and face the passport, too. You can use the knocking to press the passport to sew your fingers. That title finally cleaned the last, or the acrylic shape with blue on the food and basic lies on the frame. Press with both hands for a little bit to make sure that dries was the blue has dry soft in the corners of the glass or a really shit with sandpaper , and that they now you have a light table to trace your information's administrations. 4. Wrap up!: as you can see create your own life table is very busy. I have left this video in the glass project section so you can download and print it out. You will finally, some ideas with links to where I bought them. Hopefully, it will have you to start you out with the research. You will also find a week guide through all the steps so you can print it out and having next to you while working on the light table. To make things easier, make sure you buy the wood frame in the glass are really in the same size. That way you will save yourself somewhere. Don't forget to create your president of the four is off the process while making your light table and also afforded when exam. I hope you have enjoyed the last. Let me know if you have any questions about the materials or about any step off the process . Are happy to help. I'll see you around