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Lineart Tutorial by Ilyana88 Lineart Tutorial by Ilyana88
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@_@ Uh oh, tut time. :faint: Well people have been asking me how I do get smooth outlines and how I shade and while I feel that I am actually only an amateur myself (Coming up to a year now ^_^) if people feel I can help then I will certainly try my best too :love:

This part is the lineart, coming up is the gradient shading tut so expect that as soon as I get it uploaded, sorry for the typos I really suck and even though I checked over it I know I missed a few.

This is full size, if you want it any bigger just complain and I will be forced to put a bigger one up :D

Would people like the outline to practice with?

Artwork (c) Me
Pose (c) *Goodbye-kitty975
Image can be found here [link]
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kikotori Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really helpful! I have one question.....when you make a new layers, for example, when you made a new layer for chin hair, how could you add the second layer of just the lineart and the hair without the original picture??
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color-freak1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THIS I WNAT TO KISS YOU RIGHT NOW I"M SO HAPPY *pant *pant*.
Okay rant over, you have finally taught me how to use the pen tool!!! I LOVE YOU8D
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Horsewolfy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
when scanning a picture that one wishes to color and do the lineart in photoshop, how would the original paper texture be removed? in your original drawing (which was drawn on paper with a pencil) once you start/finish your lineart how to you get the normal white background and remove the paper underneath? delete the layer? LOL sorry for the messy explaining XD
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi,
You achieve this by using different layers, so on your picture you would have the original paper picture, and on the next layer the lineart and on a new layer all the colour. Then when you delete the original paper picture layer you are still left with the lineart and colour as it is on a different layer. Hope I have explained this ok!
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Sunset-Stallions Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was meant to put GIMP
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Sunset-Stallions Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
does GIP 2.6 have this pen tool but i can only find the path tool!
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Sunset-Stallions Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what program did u use?
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bubbles-rule Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Is it possible to get a tut on how to draw the horses? I reallllyyy love your horses, and want to learn even basics!
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Foal01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i am very sorry to say but, you horse looks creepy
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SahiyaKelsick Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you thank you thank you thank you! This must have been hard to make!
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JoEttaShinigami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like henry
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Jackie3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You! I allways get confused on how to make lineart :3
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LeonKrilangiVII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hello, random user here. I just wanted to express my thanks for providing such a useful lineart guide. I'm normally a terrible artist; my outlines (I refused to use anything but the Pencil tool in PS) always look jagged, like I was receiving an electric shock while drawing them. I knew that the Pen tool would be useful, but I had no idea how to use it; this guide gave me a crash course on the tool and helped me discover just how much it helps when making outlines. I still need to work on anatomy and shading, but this is a critical first step forward for me. For that, I am extremely grateful.
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shottsy85 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey there, thanks so much for making this tutorial! I actually do my linework very similarly anyways, and am very savvy on the pen tool. One thing I like about yours is the way you use "stimulate pressure" I usually do it the hard way, and do different parts of my linework on different layers and then erase the ends to a point. I would love to try out this method instead because it seems much easier. The only problem is that I have CS4 and no matter how much I right click on the pen tool icon, or what not I couldnt find where it gives the option to set your stroke for the pen tool at all. I usually just click B for brush when I am ready to stroke it and hit enter, and it does it automatically, but not with the "wisp" like line. Any help would be greatly appreciated, just so I can cut down on time when pen tooling. Thanks again so much for making these tutorials!
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Sassykatt1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I'll give it a try on GIMP and see what I can do.. hopefully it solves my current problem. I'll get back to you with how it went
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starmare Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I have photoshop elements 8. How do I get the path? I have it in GIMP, but it's horrible.
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WebbyToes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I have the most trouble with lineart -__-" I'll have to try this and see how it works out!
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CountryGirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
or stroke path sorry
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CountryGirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
when you click the "fill path" ... well on mine it doesnt have a fill path button. i dont know what to to ? :confused:
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Vampiresheep Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Very useful, thanks ^_^ :thumbsup:
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Rorelse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mien says there's nothing to stroke...what am i doing wrong?
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Sheika-gamergirl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Help please! Ok I did everything right. (pretty sure) But when I go to "Stroke Path" and click "ok" all that shows are these dots. None of the guide lines are filled. Just the starting dots are filled.

What did I do wrong? I really want to color in my art soo bad. :sniff:
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charzar-g Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Yes!
This is just what I needed, I've tried drawing like this before, but not with the quality you get, I'm going to fave every part of this tutorial! Thanks so much! :)
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MorganLeslee Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I am actually using this tutorial (Im sure I said I was going to try it previously, but now I am actually using it xD.. like at this very moment) and at first I was getting pissed at the pen tool. But now it is my friend. :D

On the step where you said to use the 1 px brush; apply without pressure, then change it to the 2 px; (Im using a 3 px) apply with pressure.. I have found that (well for me) that its so much quicker than to change back and forth between brush sizes each pen line.. I, instead, make all of my 3 px pressure lines.. then go back over them with the 1 px no pressure line. I just make sure to put my anchor points a couple pixels away from the edge of my 3 px pressure line..

If that made any sense xD It works the same for me.. and its alot less tedious in my opinion lol.
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Indian-Outlaw13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Now I really wish I had a pen tool! :D I'm running Photoshop Elements 3.0, so, no pen! =/
Thank you for the great tutorial though! :hug:
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MysticM Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
This tutorial was reccomended for me. I need time to practice it.
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freedomheart Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ilyana, i love you for this tutorial :XD::heart:
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xanadu125 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
this is an AMAZING tutorial! :clap:

i have a question. :D I have PS elements 6.0, which does not include the pen tool. ^^; Ive tried and tried to make my lines smooth but no other tool can do it! :ohnoes: do you have any advice? or a link to a PS elements tutorial? any help would be greatly apperciated. :)
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yeah, I have an early version of Elements, I think all of them lack the pen tool.

This tutorial I found the best for smooth lines, all you need is a tablet for the pressure sensitivity.

[link]

The best tip for smooth lines though is to increase the size of your image when you do the lineart, and then shrink it after. This makes rough lines look a lot smoother. ^_^

I hope that helps!
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xanadu125 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
:nod: oh okay! Thank you!
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FlyMaryFly Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
i can not find the pen tool. i looked all over photoshop! i almost died! jk, but i really cant find it. :D
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, what version of photoshop are you using? Some of the older versions don't have it but I know all of the CS versions have.

Elements doesn't though :(
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FlyMaryFly Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
oh poops, i has elements.
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I had an early version of elements and it didn't have it on. I guess they keep it for the full versions :shakefish:

It doesn't really matter though if you don't have the pen tool, I only use it because I have very shaky hands :giggle:

This is a good tut for nice linearts without the pen tool, but I think you need a tablet for it. [link]
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FlyMaryFly Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student General Artist
before i had photoshop i used gimp. gimp had a pen tool but it confused me.
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rijads Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Very nice tutorial it helped me a lot, good work.
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help, I always found the pen tool tricky XD
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nalairoo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
what if i don't have the pen tool?
i use photoshop elements 6.0
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Equine-Art-Reference Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
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juiceyhanz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i sure going to thanks you alot on this ^^
The moment i saw your tutorial, I remember how to use pen tool again.
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Peaches5189 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this tutorial saved me life when I did this picture: [link]

Thanks a ton!!
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Peaches5189 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, wrong link!! [link]
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Peaches5189 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the idea behind this tutorial, but when I right click with the pen tool, it won't let me select "Stroke Path" at all. Any ideas why??
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Peaches5189 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, never mind. It started to work for some reason...I guess Photoshop heard me tattle on it!! But I love the tutorial. I have a tablet, but I can only draw at an angle, and if I tilt the tablet it doesn't line up with the screen right...meh. Anyway, great tut!! 5 stars, 2 thumbs up!! And I liked it too. lol
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Abwettar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I've been looking for this lineart for ages now :D I saw it before, and I am just getting around to working on the computer and doing digital art, and I never for one moment remembered it was you who did it :woohoo: Until this morning that is :XD: So, all I can say is thankyou very much this is soooo helpful :D Before I found this I was trying to draw the lines on my tablet, and it just wasn't working ^^; Lol. Great job though :love:
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NightimeMare Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
This is an amazing tutroial! I'd always been worst enemies with the pen tool before, but it's actually not that hard to use once you get the hang of it :aww: I used this tutorial to make this lineart if you want to see it [link]
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Sammeih Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Photographer
Haha ^^ Nice tutorial =)
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D Glad you like it ^_^
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Jelly-Been Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
thanks for posting this, its soo helpfull! i never even thought the path tool (i se GIMP xD) would help make so smooth lines. this is what i got [link] and its soo much smoother than my old sketchy stuff :)

thanks again :hug:
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Ilyana88 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe just glad I can help, any questions don't hesitate to ask ^_^
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