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Simple lineart trick by Looji Simple lineart trick by Looji
thing I've been doing a lot lately with my art, its very simple but in my opinion very effective
Thought I would share it !
I used SAI2 for this, but I think it's also possible for other art programs, as long as overlay is a layer mode
I used the last brush from this picture for the lineart :

note someone pointed out that it indeed only works with thinner lines, really thick lines will show imperfections of the colouring underneath
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FeatherWindDA Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to do this effect on thicker lineart? Like the note said, it only shows the imperfections of my coloring underneath. I would love to know, I've seen this type of lineart effect many times and I want to try it myself ^^'
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Looji Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019   Digital Artist
If you want it on thicker lineart I'm afraid you have to do it by hand : locking the lineart layer (or a clipping group above it) and colour the lineart darker colours then the drawing
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8SaLamii8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! This is an amazing tutorial and is so useful! I was wondering if you could give me consent to share this with your concent? I will give a link to this and credit you! ^_^ My sketch username is SaLamii!
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Looji Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Of course ! I don't mind reposting honestly, especially if it's a tutorial, since its something helpful haha
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8SaLamii8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! ^W^
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8SaLamii8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
"concent to share this with your concent" oops... @×@
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Sorenkai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adding this comment for CSP users, instead of overlay (because it doesn't do much), try using exclusion or difference. Then mess around with the opacity percentage!
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beastiii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student General Artist
Awesome! I am trying to learn how to do lineart as I mostly paint! 
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! i've currently been doing something kind of along these lines but i definitely wanna try this out. the final result has a very nice look to it ♥
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OhFraise Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOH that makes sense now!!

This is so clever, though!!
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SedSomniumEstVit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAAAA YES I FOUND IT
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mysterystar2 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Student Digital Artist
What if you can't find/don't have an overlay option?
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beastiii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student General Artist
Hi there! What program do you use? You may not be able to find it is under a different name. 
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mysterystar2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I use firealpaca
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gay0nnaise Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used this here !
toony style thing by gay0nnaise
thank you,will use this technique again in the future ! 
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beastiii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student General Artist
Turned out great! <3 I am so happy they shared this trick. 
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JulietaWorld Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank You sooo much!!! I’ve been searching this forever xD 💙❤️
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atomicsnarl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018
I've been wondering how to do that simply!  Tengu berry mush!

[rushes off to fiddle with latest WIP....]
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PeachhTea Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely worth trying out! My lineart is so boring haha
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GLiTCH-R Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg thank you so much for the tip this is so classy !!
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Digi-ResetNightling Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I might as well try this out
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DBZExpert069 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you change the black layer to a different color though?
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Looji Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Lock the layer (preserve opacity) and then colour it in ~
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DBZExpert069 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preserve opacity?
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Looji Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Its above the layers, together with clipping group
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DBZExpert069 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clipping group?

I don't think my program does stuff like that.
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KittyWithACollar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in medibang its called 'protect alpha' !
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DBZExpert069 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Fire Alpaca.
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ErinFurret Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
This is a super late reply but I use Fire Alpaca too, you can make a clipping layer right above the lineart layer and color the purple shade over where the lineart is (clipping layers only cover the lines on the layer below it), then merge the two layers! So if you duplicate the black lineart layer first, then hide the one on the bottom this method still works. You will have one layer that is purple and one that is black and then you can follow the steps! I just tried it out!
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fishyyllama Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It might also be called "alpha lock" or it may look like an unlocked lock icon, depending on your program c:
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Bun-nilla Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you!
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levellove Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
OMG, THIS IS GOING TO SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME O.o Thank you fro sharing this!
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ToasterStrooder Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super interesting. Thank you for sharing! 
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kayandjaycreate Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, thank you for the tip!
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MisereL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did anyone got this to work in ClipStudio?
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Soy-Barrita Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Yes it works!
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MikesScribbles Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
fo sho! been looking for this tuit. I do my line arts in brights so this could help me

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BlankEye Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Ooh, neat! Here be wisdom!
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Grincubus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this trick; I used it on this piece I did! :heart:
CDC - Pelon Pelo Rico Lamia by Grincubus
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Aki-Dokii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Student General Artist
IQ Over 200
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mateusboga Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018   Digital Artist
This is a neat trick, thanks!
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Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit you have no idea how much this helps. I've been trying to develop an art style that's akin to 90's anime, and this just helped me get past a year long wall I've been stuck on!
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Ulfeid3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, can't see a big difference...
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RavieTheArticFox Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
worked kinda? now theres a lotta white pixels in the lineart :/
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neoDualism Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you're using sai its likely because you used a softer brush
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SakishiTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe you did something wrong then
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stickypawss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SpearHawk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Will it work with GIMP?
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Looji Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Digital Artist
I don't know, you can just try it out x) ? I think I did hear people say it works but I'm not sure anymore.
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neoDualism Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probably not or if it does definitely not as well
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