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Dropping red sketches
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Published: May 29, 2012
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A few folks have asked how I get rid of all those red sketch lines when I do comic art. HERE YA GOOOooooooo

You can do this with red, blue, or green pencils, as long as the color is pure.

EDIT: Using red pencils like this is also a good way to block out where word balloons will go, make titling or correction notes, draw mustaches on everyone, whatever.

The bald spot and "x" on Amal's head is old comics shorthand for "fill this in with black". I do most large black fills in Photoshop in order to save ink.
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btomimatsuHobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful! Thank you!!
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Megaptera-MeganekkoHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, thank you.
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AlbaharuStudent Digital Artist
mmm I tryed with blue marks and when i click "grayscale", my blue marks appear grey T.T even when i do this step by step

TT-TT
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bigbigtruckProfessional General Artist
have you done it by eliminating the Blue channel? Also, is the blue you are using completely pure?
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AlbaharuStudent Digital Artist
when i eliminate the blue channel it gets perfect! but i cant maintain it >.<
probably im not eliminating it the rigth way >_>

by the way, i didnt tell you thansk for this tutorial <3
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SchrodingersCat39Professional Artisan Crafter
This is great! I love getting an insight into how you do your awesome work.
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SchrodingersCat39Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! I love getting an insight into how you do your awesome work.
iHOMICIDAL's avatar
Wow, thank you so much! xD I was in photoshop for a couple hours the other day trying to figure out how this was done. XD I fail, but thank you!
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MegaAnimeFreak7Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! XDD
rijinks's avatar
What is this Photoshop magic

Thanks!
ChaztheWeasel's avatar
ChaztheWeaselHobbyist Digital Artist
Just gonna hold onto this one forever yes thank you.
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OsanagokoroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! I love tutorials! Thanks, Truck!
xechon's avatar
xechonHobbyist Digital Artist
Last week: "Man, I wish someone would post a tutorial on how to scan in things in a way that doesn't make them look like crap..."
This week: "Awesome."
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Lamb-CloudHobbyist Digital Artist
omg thank you!
childings's avatar
childingsHobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so much easier than the way I used to do it with the non-photo blue pencil
Is there a reason you chose red? Does it work better than blue or other colors?
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bigbigtruckProfessional General Artist
I just like it better. the warmth of the color is appealing :U
Xandrium's avatar
XandriumHobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU. I havnt found any clear tutorials and I was about to just ask you, so thank youu very much.

I did a bunch of sketches but didn't know how to take the color away.
MindCloud78's avatar
MindCloud78Hobbyist General Artist
Just Excellent advice. I thought I was the only one to use Red sketch pencils. You are a Godsend.
DerXder's avatar
DerXderHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is super helpful! Thanks for the tut, I saw something similar to this ages ago but I can't for the life of me find it and I'm too photoshop illiterate to figure it out myself how to get ride of the under drawings. Dx
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ATeenageWitchlingStudent Filmographer
I'm going to try this when I draw something I like on lined notebook paper again :iconotlplz:
Thanks for sharing! :dance:
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TashinaKalmbachHobbyist General Artist
wow thank you, that will help me a lot in the future! :)
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Kaek01Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good tutorial! I APPLAUD YOU GOOD SIR!
I use coloured sketch pencils as well, and they are SUPER USEFUL for marking out a page. However, it took me a lot of figuring and tinkering with my photoshop program in order to figure out how to remove them. I knew there was a way, but there hadn't been ANY tutorials or info for it online at the time. I'm pretty sure that your tutorial is the first one I've seen about it. So thanks for putting this up, and even though I already know how to remove coloured sketch lines I will definitely fav this. XD
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GorgeOnThisProfessional Filmographer
GENIUS JUST HAPPENED~! O^O
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ElsonWongHobbyist Digital Artist
600 dpi!!! MASSIVE FILE. X_x; XD

Nevertheless thanks for the awesome tip E.K.! I've never utilised the colour channel before. :+fav:
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