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Inking Tutorial for Painter by celesse Inking Tutorial for Painter by celesse
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 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really helpful thanks!!
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AidanInferno Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist 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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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student 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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REDROOCOMICS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial thank you. I use Manga Studio for my inking personally however this is a great help.
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Tinybutt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
this was a huge help thank you so much!! 
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joker-rin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was a tremendous help! Thank you very much for making / posting it! 
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artReall Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
tnx 4 tutorial^^you are great teacher!XD
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CMAddams Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student 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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Joemamasama Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial =D
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kenzija Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist 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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ShimmeringRain Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful! Thank you! :meow: :meow: :heart:
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b0bcat16 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
love it
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Tiaseg Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student 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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celesse Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional 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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Tiaseg Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student 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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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I use Photoshop CS5 at the moment.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's a beautiful inking style! Wonderful character and pose as well!
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Marcleine Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist 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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Headphone4clock Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great explanation, encouragement and drawing, andyour mousey person is so very adorable!
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alesiunea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Thanks for the tuto
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Heuring Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist 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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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional 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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Heuring Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist 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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celesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional 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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Heuring Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean remove prefences? Everything you said I can't find.
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's it. Remove preferences.
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:iconheuring:
Heuring Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay then what?
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Then reboot and open Sai and see if the pressure sensitivity works yet. If it doesn't, try removing the preferences again. If that still doesn't work, I'm afraid I don't know what else to do.
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TheBlakKitten Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i was wondering can you get as good as a result (drawing and coloring) by using paint? sadly i]my photo-shop program went by by when we moved and disappeared off the hard drive of my pc. i was wondering cause i wanted to start drawing using the pc but i only have paint
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celesse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid you can't get smooth lines in Paint since it's pixel-based, and there's no pressure sensitivity in there either if you use a tablet. I'm sure there are other free art programs out there that are better than Paint. Try a Google search?
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TheBlakKitten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the tip! i didn't think there was any free art programs that were free. i haven't even thought of using google to find out
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JasontheFuzz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ciruitry already put my idea. Go to paint.net and you can get a free download of a painting program that's as effective as Photoshop. :)
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Ciruitry Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   General Artist
You can get Gimp. I think that its free (its what I have anyway)
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poszy6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your ideas. It helps a lot.
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xJoewn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful tutorial, such a shame I can't even make a straight line :(
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kuroimato-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
hmm, what type of tablet do you use?
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celesse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have a Wacom Intuos 4 now, but at the time I did this tutorial I was using a Graphire.
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Spookeys Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Wow! Very helpful!
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joelagarto Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!!! Great tutorial, very detailed and amusing. :D
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lPashNl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually don't use Painter, but your tutorial was so cute that I couldn't resist clicking on the tumbnail and reading it completely. :3
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Tectonium Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thanks a lot! The chibi teacher was a nice touch.
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Helija Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   General Artist
program?
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SlImCoGnIt0 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Great tut! Thanks!
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Sakuraink Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Thank you for the tutorial :D
it is educational to know that painter is also good for lineart.
Thank you :thanks:
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Kazee-Snow-Leopard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This was helpful!
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Creativita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
by the way, I hope I didn't sound dumb. I know that painter is affiliated with Corel. I was just wondering which system you use.
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Creativita Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really good! I don't have painter, but I'm thinking about getting Corel. What do you use (tools) Do you use any kind of external touchpad, or do you use the computer mouse?
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alperenozgur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Hello, its really nice tutorial and you have amazing linestyle. But i cant make that mıuch smooth lines in painter with the form i want to draw :S but im good at on paper with oldschool style lol! is this me the problems is or i just need to get used to tablet ? i have bamboo pen n touch btw. Thank you.
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Slurku Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your help!
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Lust-4-Art Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was an awesome and simple tutorial! Thanks for it :D
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