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Inking Tutorial for Painter

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Published: August 24, 2005
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Okay, since I get sooooo many people asking me how I do my line art I finally knuckled down and made a tutorial :P

This is for inking on the computer and, yes, you'll need a tablet to be able to do some of the techniques mentioned in it. I'm not sure how much this will help...being able to ink well is an aquired skill attained through lots and lots of practice. Just like all artwork, you won't be able to do something amazingly just because you read a tutorial on it XD But I hope it helps in some way.

Have fun, kiddos
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PogoDaVinci's avatar
PogoDaVinciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really helpful thanks!!
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AidanInfernoHobbyist Digital Artist
Best inking tutorial I have seen so far! :D Thanks for this! I'm getting more into inking with my work and I always wondered how I could get my lines to look like that :iconiseeplz:.
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UntoldPromisesStudent Digital Artist
BEST. TUTORIAL. EVA.
It was fun and easy to go with as well as being descriptive.
I love you <3
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REDROOCOMICSHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial thank you. I use Manga Studio for my inking personally however this is a great help.
Tinybutt's avatar
this was a huge help thank you so much!! 
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joker-rinHobbyist Digital Artist
That was a tremendous help! Thank you very much for making / posting it! 
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artReallHobbyist General Artist
tnx 4 tutorial^^you are great teacher!XD
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CMAddamsStudent General Artist
This was a very helpful tutorial! That's actually one of my biggest problems is my lines being too flat so this really helped!
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JoemamasamaStudent Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial =D
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kenzijaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx! This was pretty helpful. My only problem is that my lines always come out a little squigly =S
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ShimmeringRainHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful! Thank you! :meow: :meow: :heart:
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TiasegStudent Digital Artist
What numer of the Corel Painter do you use ? I use 12, but I can't get that normal nice inking...:(
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celesseProfessional Digital Artist
I used to use Painter 6, but I don't use Painter anymore. Now I use Paint Tool SAI
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TiasegStudent Digital Artist
Arh okay :)
I am now using photoshop EL. 8.0, it is pretty good actually ^^ Do you have photoshop ?
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celesseProfessional Digital Artist
Yes, I use Photoshop CS5 at the moment.
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AstrikosHobbyist Artist
That's a beautiful inking style! Wonderful character and pose as well!
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MarcleineHobbyist Digital Artist
You draw so awesome~ I was wondering why my clothes looked so bad.... I was inking all the lines! ^3^ They look better now.
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Headphone4clockStudent Traditional Artist
great explanation, encouragement and drawing, andyour mousey person is so very adorable!
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Thanks for the tuto
Heuring's avatar
HeuringHobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question. Do all tablets have pressure sensitiviy? I have a tablet and I can;t figure out how to make the lines not plain
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celesseProfessional Digital Artist
They should, but not all programs have it. Perhaps the progam you are using doesn't have pressure sensitivity?
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HeuringHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know. I use Paint Sai and I put it to a point where it had pressure sensitivity and it just didn't work. I don't know if it might be the tablet and I'm not sure on how to check to see if the pressure sensivity is on in the tablet
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celesseProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, Sai is notorious for having pressure issues. What usually fixes it is if you go into your control panel and open your tablet settings, then delete your tablet presets and reboot.
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