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Cleaning up lines tutorial II by joulee Cleaning up lines tutorial II by joulee
Edit: Eyes tutorial, featuring this same character, is up: [link]

A sister tutorial to the last Cleaning up Lines Tutorial [link] I really appreciated the feedback that I got, so thank all of you, and I'm glad it was helpful to some. =)

A lot of people mentioned that it's hard for them to sketch cleanly, so the last tutorial didn't really apply. I have the same problem, and it takes a looooot of extra work on paper (erase, erase, draw, erase) to get pencil lines clean enough to start coloring off of. So.... that's why I often turn to Digital Inking!

Here are some of the ways that I do Digital Inking. I know the "trace directly over the original image" is probably the most common method, but it's hard to do without a tablet and also hard for people with unsteady hands, so that's why I talked a bit about other methods.

As usual, comments/feedback appreciated so I can incorporate them into future projects. Thanks and :heart: to all of you!
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:iconlovewillrememberr:
Thank you so much for this useful tutorial i really like it !
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In-Times-Of-Change Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you really much for this tutorial! I have lots of sketches, but never knew how to make the lines look good, cause I'm drawing really messy lines...
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flobear777 Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
this is going to sound really bad... i have a newer version of photoshop, and can't seem to even FIND the pen tool, let alone use it. any advice?
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flobear777 Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
nvm, sorry. i figured out that my version of photoshop doesn't COME with pen tool. :iconfacepalmplz: sorry to bother you, and this is great. what version of photoshop do you have?
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ChibiZilla Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You prolly have photoshop elements. I use to have elements and it's like a watered down version of photoshop; it lacks a bunch of stuff including the pentool.
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:iconflobear777:
gah great, you're right and I've heard that about elements. gah. do you know what kind I should get by chance?? Sorry to bug you!
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ChibiZilla Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No worries, I'm happy to help. If you want the pen tool then you need to obtain a copy of any CS photoshop. I have CS6. I suggest looking on youtube if you are feeling...nonpayful, if you catch my drift >.>
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:iconflobear777:
thank you so much! :) that was very helpful!
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FrostByte2 Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
question: uhmm what resolution and canvas size do you usually work on in order to avoid pixelated lines? Please hellppppppp :D
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:iconsimplyskecha:
This was helpful. Thank You plenty!!!
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