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Anime + Manga CG Tutorial
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Published: August 18, 2008
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At last, I finally found time to make a CG tutorial. :D

I'd just put "CG tutorial" as title, but I feared people might think I meant Code Geass. XD *lol*


I hope it will be helpful and cause people to draw Vampire Knight fanarts. XD

I tried to make it usable by people on Paint Tool SAI or on Photoshop.

It's not "The Method" as there's no such thing. It's just a bunch of things I do that hopefully you may find helpful or handy. :)


Does anyone knows how to have a thumbnail that's a different image? D:
I made a cute little pic for the thumbnail, and well, it's only letting me pick one file. XD;;


Edit: AUGH. I spent so long proofreading this thing, and now I take one look at it and it's infested with typos still! T___T

Edit 2: In case you don't know the two softwares, here's what they are: SAI ( [link] / [link] ) and Photoshop ( [link] ).
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Lo-Lo-Lo-Lo's avatar
Lo-Lo-Lo-Lo|Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT WEBSTIE IS THIS I NEED IT! 
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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ttbaby9's avatar
ttbaby9|Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice! And so adorable :3
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Raz-Manga|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you. good tutorial.
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EmperorNeuro|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a feeling this is going to be massively helpful.
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TheSparklyRealm|Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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pinkdog004's avatar
pinkdog004|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing and was really helpful! :happybounce:
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pengguchan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't understand the master/slave part. can someone explain me about it?
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raikilo8|Hobbyist General Artist
This helped a LOT ^w^ thanks!
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Aegizt's avatar
thank for tutorial...
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Tessa-nekochan|Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to get it set to english in a way? I am fooling around with it but I still can't do much...>>
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Michca|Hobbyist Digital Artist
crud I have neither SAI or PS DX I wanna do that shortcut with PS = )3= I only have GIMP (since it's free ||D) Do you think you can give me some advice on that ^^;
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InsaneNekoCutie|Hobbyist General Artist
You can download a free version of PaintToolSAI. I have it and I love using it ^^
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Michca's avatar
Michca|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently found it as well! :D Thank you for telling me though1 ^O^
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InsaneNekoCutie|Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!~ ^-^
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crazeyfwend8|Student General Artist
ooh, this is very helpful. :D Thank you so much :meow:
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iAmPesukone|Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh. So it's by tweaking greyscale lines that you get them so narrow-looking. I thought there was some way to make black marker lines narrower than they are on paper.
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Whoo ... I didn't read it whole - but after I looked at this I finally am able to understand how to shade!! THANKS A LOT!
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XxHaneyshxX|Student Digital Artist
>v< sooo cool~,,thanks for doing this tuto,,,
love yuuki so much,,n kaname too,,ish hot *_*
um,,btw,,can i ask u,,
how can u make your brush pointy on the edge? for sai? or photoshop,,
my brush edge point,ish so ugly~
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Mearu-Chan|Hobbyist General Artist
ME HAS A QUESTION!!
do you use a tablet? o3o
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watashisukidesu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep I this she does :)and it is probably pen pressured tablet :)
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Mearu-Chan|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks o3o
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NihonOtaku4eva's avatar
ikr! It's so amazing it can't possibly be done on a computer!
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Nightfang013|Hobbyist Artist
cool man...:)
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popsigirl|Student Traditional Artist
I love Vampire Knights! :O Unfortunately, I can't really draw manga to save my life :3 It's a brilliant tutorial, though, it'll help me with the line art I'm colouring at the moment. Although I've done the skin, but I'm really stuck on the hair. I don't have a tablet or photoshop, I use Pixlr.com to colour. How would you recommend I shade the hair?

Thanks! :D
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