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Lineart Tutorial by gem2niki Lineart Tutorial by gem2niki
This tutorial will show you how to get rid of the blue pencil marks underneath a lineart. I usually draw with a blue pencil and lineart it with ink so that I don't hassle with transfering it on different paper or tracing etc. I think this is in reference to the Disney technique (?) or something. The next part will be to seperate the lineart from the white, so we have a transparent lineart where the color layers can go underneath without ever having to set it with Multiply. This is also helpful if you want your lineart in a different color instead of black. I hope you find this helpful in some way.

Extra Tip

If you don't have a blue pencil and also prefer to keep your intial sketches or mess up with inking, you can scan your sketch onto the computer and convert the line into a light blue (you have to adjust it to a certain blue for it to work properly) using Image --> Adjustment --> Hue/Saturation with Colorize check marked. And then print that out on a smooth paper preferably and ink it with pen. That way you have your original sketch and the lineart. Have fun.
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basilart23 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
That's pretty awesome!
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MayFlorence Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I can't seem to access this tutorial. I see it has some real nice reviews... I click the download button, but nothing happens, I just get a smaller version of this page, what am I doing wrong?
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gem2niki Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hmm not sure what you're doing wrong...does this link work? fc07.deviantart.net/fs9/f/2006…
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MayFlorence Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yes thank you so much :D
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
- Yes! Yes! YES!!
- I did good?
- You did very good, very good indeed.
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was so helpful, thank you very much! :la:
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Alnaba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've tried this! oh my gawd its sooo helpful and so easy to do!
thank you thank you thank youuuu~ <3
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is what i need! thanksss
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sleepyhed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This helped a lot! Thanks!
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evelinamy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
10
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Raven-Blossom Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is amazing. However, I need to verify something.
You sketch and ink traditionally, and scan it in, correct?
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gem2niki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yup.
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CYSYS8993 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 doesn't have a 'channels' tab! :ohnoes:
And I can't find it anywhere
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ThalishEukrona Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to ask...In a lineart, do you need to highlight some parts, or it is not important?
I mean, when a character is behind, or in front of other.
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kat0102 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
HELP! after I've done all of this I created a new layer to color it and every single color is grey because of the channel. How can I paint it now?
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
look at bottom right corner step.
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kat0102 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*faceplam*
my stupidity really amazes me sometimes. thank you :)
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RememberPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I feel like an idiot asking this, but how do i watch it
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
click on download image for full view.
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RememberPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
oo i feel dumb now. Thank you. :)
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KaoKay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
There are so many ways for lineart... I don't really know which one to go for, but this one seems a lot simpler than the others. I couldn't figure out the pen tool to save my life, and my tablet's pressure sensitivity doesn't like me, so I like this, where I can draw traditionally and color digitally ^_^ Lately I've just been using the lasso tool to outline my sketch, then filling it with black, then I use the lasso tool again just inside of the black, and then erase. It's hard and extremely time-consuming. I'm glad I found this tutorial ^_^
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :D Glad this could be of use after so many years since i made this XD
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KaoKay Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol I've been looking for easy tutorials XP
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Absinthe-Toxicity Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Thanks for making this! helped so much!
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sakuramelody Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
lovely tutorial! will try this, thank you :)
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DemiDemonRico09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Cant wait to try this out :3
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kuryuki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
o--o i'm unable to full view thiss?
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tigerian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
It'll still show if you download. (:
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RaspberryBazzar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Literally saved my life!! Thanks so much! :D :heart:
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isHurt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Really nice, taught me a new tip XD
Now i can use my linearts for something. :))
I usually doodle stuff on yellow pads, do you have a tip for those?
thanks for the tutorial :)
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Narutofan098 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I X'd out my channels and now I have no clue how to get it back. Please help! DDD:
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Raven-Blossom Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Window >> Channels. (:
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Olivia-shapeshifter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
how do you get it to work?
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Narutofan098 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Extremely helpful and simple too!
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Pan-Pangy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
obrigada pelo tutorial , ajudou muito! :la:
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Whenever I turn it to greyscale, it white becomes this, creamy colour, and it messes EVERY other colour up, I tried to put a pale blue background it was pinkish coloured.
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F90V Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks dude ^^
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TeapotMysteries Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
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ChildrenOfTheSea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
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xAlxyz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfectly detailed, finally a tutorial that doesn't make me scratch my head. Thank you very much for posting it! It has helped me a lot.
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! glad to help!
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Orangeplum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
how do you make a transparent layer?
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TeppoYlitalo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Artist
uhh, err... So you don't use ink then? Nice tutorial for some people though. ^^'
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
huh? i use ink sometimes D:

"I usually draw with a blue pencil and lineart it with ink..."
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o0snowbird0o Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
my background turns yellow when i get rid of the blue...
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tic-tac-toxic-243 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Was mighty helpful :):)
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t3naciously Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Awesome, it worked! Thank you very much! :hug:
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BlueRoseLeaf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This seemed helpful; Thank you for posting it. It was very organized and I'm sure I could use all the help I could get. lol
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