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This tutorial was made in Photoshop and for people who have a tablet. However, there are quite a few tips that mouse users could find helpful as well. And I ink in all other programs the same way that I do here, just with different tools.



- Well what do you know, I did get around to actually making this thing ^__^ And I really hope that at least some people will find it helpful in their artistic endeavors. I know that it is long, but I tried to keep it as short as possible without keeping anything important out. It took a bit longer than I actually imagined it would. But I still had a lot of fun doing it.

- - This is my first real tutorial, so I hope that it is up to par with what people have come to expect with tutorials. If you have any questions or concerns about anything feel free to ask them here, send me a note or whatever else you would like to do to try and reach me ^~^
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Clunkers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Really like the tutorial, something I want to learn and this is going to help a lot, Thanks!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
You are most welcome, glad you found it useful :)
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ama-chii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow!! this is so awesome!! *o* i'm going to try this when my exams are over~
fave~~~ :33
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I hope it will be useful C:
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ama-chii Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it will be :D
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Ryouba-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Did you use a Wacom tablet or a computer drawing tablet? I'm using a mouse and I hate my line work when I draw in pencil. I use the levels in the layer to make it darker but it's still crappy!

Here a re a few examples:

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That's my line work, below I use the shapes tool to go over my line work and try to make it look good,

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I just want to cry. Please if you have any clues any ideas in using a mouse to go over line work , I'd apprecitae it very muchT_T.
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
At the time of this tutorial I was using a very old Graphire tablet.

Hmmm ... I personally would not do lines on a computer with a mouse. Before I had a tablet I would ink my pencil sketches with pens/markers and then scan those in and color with a mouse using the lasso tool, etc ...

If I absolutely had to do lines with a mouse I would probably use the pen tool and learn to how bessier curves work much better than I do at the moment. I know that there are several inking tutorials with the pen tool around that you can look at if you haven't used it before.

However, if you keep drawing your control should increase and using clean pencil lines should look just fine. There are lots of pieces in my gallery that are just pencil lines.
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Ryouba-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much^-^ I appreciate it greatly!
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Raithetiger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to know how youmade the liner curve. But that is cool!! That gut is cute too!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
I am not sure what you are asking about actually. I just use a tablet for all of the lines that aren't made with marquee tools. Thank you.
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cumachici Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wawww
great lineart tutorial :D
thanks a lot!! it's help me lot
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coreymill Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks, glad that you found it to be helpful C:
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cumachici Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeayeayea
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The-Cakeman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
This is really helpful, but you're using a Pen Tool, right?
I only have Photoshop Elements 6.0, and don't have a Pen Tool, what do you suggest I do?
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coreymill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
No, it was done with the brush tool. I use a small round brush for the inking usually, but if you don't have a tablet you won't be able to ink in the same way. But I think that Elements 6 has brushes to use, so if you have a tablet I think you can use the same method I use.

- If you have any other questions or anything feel free to ask and I will try and answer them.
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The-Cakeman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Cool,
I don't own a tablet, but what I've recently found out was that I can use the Magic Wand tool to select all the lines, then fill them in onto a new layer.
Anyway, thanks! I appreciate your help.
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VenoxAlpha Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Really nice made!
It helped me a lot since I'm just starting in sketching, drawing and inking, so that I need a lot of help to get better.
Thank you very much!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Thank you very much, I am glad that it helps :D
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Ciel-Lucy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped alot, THANKS!!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
No problem at all, just glad that it helped ^^
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xXxWhiteWolfxXx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Simple, easy to understand, very helpful! :+fav:
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coreymill Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Definitely glad to hear it. I am glad you found it useful :D
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BloodlustBakura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Wow! I like your method of one long stroke...think I'll try it out!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I hope it works out for you ^^
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BloodlustBakura Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I'm trying it...and damn it is working out nice!! Thank you ever so much!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Well I am glad it was helpful :D
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BloodlustBakura Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Indeed!!
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Dreams-of-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I just happened to come across this.
I must say, this is one of the best tutorials I've seen.
Most people don't put as much description on how to do things.
You make sure to note things like [shift] and [ctrl-z] and other useful tips that most people neglect.
All in all, very thorough. :heart:
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coreymill Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Thanks so much for such a nice comment. ^~^
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Dreams-of-Rain Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
No problem, you totally earned it!
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SteveonSeeley Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Student
Could you do a coloring/shading tutorial? That would be SOOOOO great!
Pwease?? *puppy eyes*
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coreymill Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
I will think about it. I have had a couple people ask me to do another tutorial.
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SteveonSeeley Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Student
Wow. I never came across this method! THANK YOU!!! I SUCK at lineart, and this TOTALLY helped. Yay! Oh, just a quick question, what brush did you use? I mean, what size?
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coreymill Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
I am glad it helped ^^

- And it really just depends on how big your file is. If you have a HUGE file then you can use a pretty big brush for lineart, but if it's smaller you will have to stick to a small brush :3
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sandalhat16 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
way cool. my cousin has a tablet. i'll forward this to him.
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Thanks, hopefully he will find it useful ^^
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Rhapsodyinaqua Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
So THAT'S how you do it, huh?...>.< maybe I should start saving up for a drawing tablet... great, thorough tutorial, here!
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
I really think that tablets are a lot of fun ^___^

- And they really do help out a lot if you plan on doing digital work.
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Rhapsodyinaqua Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
They take some getting used to though...I used to have one (that died on me) and I would always get confused as to where to look and such >.< but I guess if I can draw with a mouse then I could probably draw with a tablet ^^
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
Yeah, it all depends I guess. It does take a little while to really get used to it, but once I did get used to it . . . it really helped me a lot. I was always terrible with a mouse, but I know some people that can really do some amazing work with a mouse.
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Rhapsodyinaqua Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
True...I've even seen a video on YouTube of a guy making this increadible portrait in MS Paint! O.O
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marykn13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
whot did u use? a mouse? :x
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
No . . . I am really bad with a mouse, but I know some people that are amazing at drawing with a mouse. I have a tablet that I use for the computer ^^;
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marykn13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
i see. xD i juz use the pentool if i need to outline stuff and stuff. :3
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CantEscape Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
wow thanks! no really I wished there was more! it was helpful beccause I use photoshop as well and I did not know about how to make straight lines. I work differently. I ink my pictures on the paper with a specail inking pen then I scan it in and on the layer I multiply it so all the lines are on my first layer then I go down and make other layers for my coloring and shading. but thats cool. its different. and your way is better because you can erase. but I can erase too once I scan it in. but yeah cool thanks for the tips. they were useful
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coreymill Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Yeah, inking things traditionally has a much different feel than when you ink on the computer. It really depends on what you are looking for in your art.

- But I am glad you found it usefull.
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CantEscape Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
yeah I dont have template or I may think about inking my pictures on the computer. that and my mouse really sucks lol I have a ball. I really need to get a lazer one. but yeah your art is awesome keep up the good work.
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