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TUTORIAL: Cleaning linearts by Red-Priest-Usada TUTORIAL: Cleaning linearts by Red-Priest-Usada
As I promised, here is my second tutorial. This time I'd like to explain the way I clean my pencil linearts.
When they are finished I print them on the sheet of paper and start colouring them traditionally with my markers.
By the way, since some of you asked, I'm going to make a copic tutorial next :].

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm very happy that my previous tutorial was helpful.

Credits: `Princess-of-Shadows for the texture, =anikakinka for giving me tips with a dodge tool :]

[link] TUTORIAL: Drawing Hair
[link] TUTORIAL: Basic Drawing Tips
[link] Marker Tutorial- Part 1
[link] Drawing folds and frills in women's clothes
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:iconlunangel07:
Lunangel07 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Omg, I think I'm gonna fave all your tutorials! <33333
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mitchAway Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much I'm gonna try this out
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
You're welcome :)
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fracedo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
thanks for the tutorial!
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IrisMiwako Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! :heart: :heart:
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KinimiHucashi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you~~~!
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At Least!! someone whos teach me use curves and brighness/contrast!!!!
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charliebrown028 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Can't thank you enough for this tutorial you saved me a lot mof trouble!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I'm happy to hear that :)
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BattyeChan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome tutorial thanks!!
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senrife Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, you're a life saver!
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LittleAsura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me~ Do you use the Brightness/Contrast and Curves on your artwork? Or you use a certain method? :D
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
When I was doing this tutorial my favourite method was to adjust my image with Curves and Brightness/Contrast. Now I'm using only Levels.
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LittleAsura Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see?

Oh, another question! When you're sketching the drawing, did you use a lot of pressure when sketching it? I tried scanning my sketch and the scanner didn't do a good job scanning it, since I can't see any signs of sketch in it. o_o
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yes, I use a lot of pressure (too much I think, since it's hard to erase the lines later ^^;). If your lineart is very bright then then the best option would be to make the lines darker in the scanner settings. Umm.. when you scan your drawing, is there an option of brightness/contrast or Levels in the open window of the scanning program?
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LittleAsura Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not sure myself because my main PC's language is purely Chinese (it can't be turned back to English.) and I rarely thought of checking the scanner's settings. I've recently checked my scanner setting, there were some things you can fiddle on, but it merely darkens the whole photo and I still cannot see the sketch. ^ ^;
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j-uyen3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AHH I love you so much for making this tutorial!!! Thank you, it was more helpful than any other tutorial I have tried to use! :iconletmehugyouplz:
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
You're welcome :)
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TrueTaurean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for sharing your expertise
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namea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
FINALLY a tutorial that helps with line arts!! Mad'am I wish I could shake your hand but since this is the internet an icon will have to do lol :iconhandshakeplz:
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Tea-Origami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Did you use paint tool sai?
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Nope, it was Photoshop CS 3 or 4.
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Tea-Origami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank You :D
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial was like a gift from heaven. lol
All metaphors aside, I really enjoy reading through this and I definitely will try this out. When I first got into digital art, I used to just ink my pencil lines with art pens, then clean them up with the eraser tool in Photoshop before I attempted to color it. It was so very time consuming erasing all those dirty areas on it... *faint* lol
Then I started inking my lines in Paint tool Sai. A bit faster then doing my old method but still could be pretty time consuming. I was hoping to find a solution that involved using the pencil lines and just darkening them to the point that you could create it into line art without having to digitally ink it and well, just have to say, I think this is the tutorial I have been searching for lol. I'll definitely try this tomorrow on my new art. :D
Thanks again for the tutorial! ^^
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velajune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your tutorial helped a lot and made it easier for me. Thanks :D
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xYaoiFanGirlxx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much! ^^ this helped me a lot :))
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Glad to hear that!
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odyssordain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome. thank you for this tutorial.
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Irotciv Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
something people who do tutorials fail to realize (or if you do, never bring up) is that not everyone has the same programs. every lineart guide i've come across says to either use a pen tool or channels. not every program has those options and the fact that everyone refuses to even bring it up as a possibility seems like the rest of us are getting shit on because we don't have the same programs the rest of you people do...
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I understand your problem but the truth is that I use only 1-2 programs (SAI and Photoshop which are the most popular nowadays and many people have them). I can't start using other programs just because of other people. I can't learn more options in every available graphic program and make a tutorial including all the tips for each program :/. In fact, every tutorial is very time consuming and not easy to do.
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Irotciv Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and no one is asking you to. but it gets frustrating when one goes hunting for help on a particular point in art and every guide and tutorial says the same thing. my art program was free and it seems like nobody uses the damned thing.
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ClassicalRaven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been trying to figure out how to make my drawings into proper line arts. I usually hear people use the pen tool, but I find it difficult, so I just go straight to adjusting levels instead after scanning. I never thought about using the curve or dodge tool, but I think it'll come in handy now :)
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keefsey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job. Here's how I clean my lineart: SAI :)
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AEdelline Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty usefull :D Thank You ^__^
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LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very helpful!
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smiles-in-tears Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really great tips ^_^
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Larenza98 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Thank you this is most helpful!
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RioSkye Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I've always wondered how people do it. Thankyou. x
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ToaEnemis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a feeling this will be very useful when I get a tablet ^^
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ninjakittypoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a GODDESS!
Thank you so much! for this tutorial~!
I have been looking for a tutorial like this forever!
You are the best!, Your tutorials are PERFECT!
Thank you so much!
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Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
You're welcome :]. It makes me happy to know my tutorials help other people.
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generalbrievous Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for creating this! I always either inked my linearts or used Photoshop to make my lines, which can be a pain.
I've also never heard of using the dodge tool to clean up O_o I will definitely try it!
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kenshin-chan64 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
i've used most of these tips on my pencil things before, but i learned some new tricks ant tips here, thanks! :)
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Shiranoko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats awesome :D i hope i can do that in my damn test version of ps cs3 O.o
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ninuasfox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
this is really helpful! Thank you!
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Leafie101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
I'd never thought of half of the stuff you mentioned! :D
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princhi1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using the dodge tool is a really neat idea! Thanks!
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PK-Goldfish Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thanks for a great tutorial !

Using Gimp instead of Photoshop, but everything is pretty much the same.
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BlankStray Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Thank you! But did you merge down any of the layers you made for these steps? :0
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:iconred-priest-usada:
Red-Priest-Usada Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Yes, sometimes you need to merge the layers.
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