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tutorial pt. 1 - lines by shirotsuki tutorial pt. 1 - lines by shirotsuki
woot! ive begun to assemble that durn tutorial at last, starting with the way i prepare my lineart before dumping color all over it ^ ^. enjoy! and a disclaimer- by 'i dont like stark', im not saying that i hate all things bold and in your face XD. in fact, i love it! just not in -my- lines ^ ^.

drawn on card stock!
tools-
o.7 mechanical pencil - doesn't repair automobiles
adobe photoshop 7.0 - ... well, nothing quite yet O o;. just lineart preps.
open canvas 4+ - inking

extra notes-
yes, i do use a tablet ^ ^;. its an intous 2, made by wacom. go tablet, go!
aaaand you can go see about open canvas here-
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:iconfrancis-john:
francis-john Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive just noticed, you put more line weight where there's less light is that correct?
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AugustineGraphix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
well you've shown your inking process but could you please show us what process you use in order to actually color the piece?
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:iconslunge:
Slunge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
I have a question, when you say you copy+paste the ink layer (when in photoshop)..it doesnt actually allow you to ctr+c. do you mean use ctr+J ? which duplicates the layer into the same position :s

also, if you draw with such a massive canvas, when you scroll out to in order to see the whole picture dont the lines go all fuzzy?
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:iconslunge:
Slunge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Just realised that was 2 questions :P sorry. And i have a third aswell ><
can't you use the same blur filter in OpenCanvas? Or is the Photoshop one different?
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:iconinoue23:
inoue23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
omgg!! thank you!!!! :D
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:iconcosmicmutt:
CosmicMutt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
awesome~~

:+fav:
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:iconxsagitar:
xSagitar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Your tutorials are very helpful ^^
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:iconsekrat:
Sekrat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
=O the blurring effect~ You did that in PS right? o,o Because I've never seen that function in OpenCanvas...o,o;
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:iconsomatra101:
Somatra101 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
wow.You baically redraw the entire thing with pencil?I don't think I could do that...i already had enough problems drawing it.You're awsome.
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:iconjempower:
Jempower Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial i shall try that when i have college next! xD
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:iconsoleil07:
Soleil07 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
wow.. i really needed this..
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:iconcattykit:
Cattykit Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
how big is your tablet? I'm thinking about getting one. thanks so much for this tutorial! your deviations are amazing!
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:iconlordlouis:
LordLouis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god bless you. :bow:
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:iconbenjaminapetersen:
benjaminapetersen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
very nice. yours is probably my favorite artwork :-) when you going to do the next step (as a tutorial)!
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:iconwatermelooon:
Watermelooon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
PLEASE make part 2!!!!!!
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:iconreojisensay:
ReojiSensay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Instead of copying and pasting your lines so much, couldn't you just adjust the levels, contrast, or even use the burn tool in Photoshop 7.0?
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:icondracostarhome:
dracostarhome Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
...? how do you reduce the opacity on a background?

its a good tutorial, but i just don't understand the steps involved.
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:icongabbs-xo:
Gabbs-xo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
I think you copy the layer so its not on the backround an then you reduce the opacity? I donno I think i did it once :P
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:icondracostarhome:
dracostarhome Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
^^; heehee. thank you.

I got it figured out now. i do appreciate your response back ^_^
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:icongabbs-xo:
Gabbs-xo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
No problem:)
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:iconrimani:
Rimani Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
so that's how u do it...very interesting...wow.. :D
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:iconkamire-san:
Kamire-san Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
awesome tutorial! I use openCanvas for lineart, too. Now if only I had Photoshop....
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:iconmystiique:
Mystiique Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Thanks so much for making this tutorial! It's SO helpful. I never thought of doing it this way, hopefully my art will turn out MUCH better. Thanks a bunch!! <33
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:iconhime--chan:
hime--chan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Omg. I should kiss you. This tut. rules. You really helped me out. x3 I was using the pen tool and it came out horrible each time... but everytime I used my tablet... it still came out all scketchy. x__x;

you are my new God.
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:iconminray:
Minray Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Hy!Excellent tutorial.One thing i got confused with....step 5.
You said you paintbucket the layer that's on top of the original lineart with white color....why to do that step?Unless you're reffering to putting that layer below the ink layer so it can be seen better.
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:iconmissfootybabe:
missfootybabe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Thats really good ^^ My hand always wanders when i try to ink , i think its just practise :p
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:iconmaria00mirabella:
maria00mirabella Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
how do you turn the pen pressure on, i just got a tablet and i cant turn the pen pressure
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:iconkimicatdemon:
kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just go to tablet options and apply the pen pressure. 83
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:iconmaria00mirabella:
maria00mirabella Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
thanks
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:iconkimicatdemon:
kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! ^^
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:iconmaria00mirabella:
maria00mirabella Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
yay, it worked, thank you so much
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:iconkimicatdemon:
kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: =D
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:iconmaria00mirabella:
maria00mirabella Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
hey... the smiley worked
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:iconkimicatdemon:
kimicatdemon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmaria00mirabella:
maria00mirabella Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
:hug:
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hellsfallenangle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Thanks you thank you thank you thank you thank you! I needed this so much! I never really knew how to get those neat lines, but now i do! Thank you very much!
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DarkAngelFate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
just checking back at your tutorial for reference, and i was wondering, why dont you do the line art in photoshop? does using canvas4 make a difference and what is it?

thanks if you can help
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:icongabbs-xo:
Gabbs-xo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
Yeah i was wondering that too.. maybe its cause of the pencil tool :?
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:iconcelticessence:
celticessence Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
thanx^^
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:iconragazz4:
RaGazz4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
this is awesome! thank u!! ^_^
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:iconmotherpaper:
MotherPaper Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Awesome tutorial!!! n_n I was wondering, what size do you use for the pencil in this picture?
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PostmortumRapture Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
wait...where's your other tutorial? can't find it
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faldain Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007   Digital Artist
Hi, it might just be because I'm using Photoshop CS2, but when I select everything and paste it twice, it stays the same. The lines don't get stronger or anything. Would you know why it's doing that?
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staticgirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've just been looking through my faves because I wanted to refer someone to this tutorial as I often use this technique. I was amazed to see that I hadn't faved it and I had to search for quarter of an hour before I found it again....

I love this tut and it is so very useful.
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PrincessOfDonutland Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
wow
this is impressive
I didn't realize so much work went to the lines alone
no wonder my line work sucks (is lazy with lines)
thank you so much for sharing
I can't wait for part 2~
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:iconaleuwolfe:
AleuWolfe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
You know, if you drag a rule down to both the bottom and right/leftmost edge of your original lineart, wouldn't that make lining the copies up easier? Just a thought, but I don't see why it wouldn't work ^^;
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blue-usagi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
just a tip for part 3, you can press ctrl j and it copies the layer....
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:iconblue-usagi:
blue-usagi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
err...that's part 5, not 3, ^^;
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shan-i Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Wonderful! Thank you so much for posting this, I have always struggled with lineart!
I do wonder, why ink in Open Canvas and not Photoshop? Is it a personal preference or is it better in general to do the lineart in that program?
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:iconkarinek:
Karinek Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Emm, sorry - maybe this have been asked before, but could you tell me- do you use tablet A4/A5 or A6?

Thx in advance :)
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