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Speedline Tutorial

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Published: July 18, 2007
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Because some o' you were curious. And this is just my lazy-ass way of going about it, not the definitive technique. :XD: I'm sure there are better ways.

Any questions, feel free to ask. :)
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I seriously just watched 4 different tutorials and couldnt get any of them to work. Yours was super simple and worked in like 2 minutes flat... kind of wish i had found this tutorial first would have saved me a little time. Thanks for the help your awesome
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jessica-zeroHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I was afraid that I won't be able to make speedline on Photoshop. This really helps!
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MadHatterMCRHobbyist Traditional Artist
Super helpful!! Thank you so much!
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Thank you so much! you saved me!
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ShadowxSiegfriedProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Really helpfull!<3<3<3
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13irthdayHobbyist Digital Artist
dang, never knew that this existed, this is the BOMB!!! Seriously. Thank you for sharing us this helpful tutorial
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inbalnceHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!  It's awesome.
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Keiboxy2Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx a bunch :la:
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NintendrawHobbyist Digital Artist
A lot simpler than the brush speedline tutorial I just found (though that one might be the more versatile one--haven't tried either YET). Thanks!
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toramishaStudent Digital Artist
You saved my life. Thank you!
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NinahaKazukoProfessional Digital Artist
This is just glorious.
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livin4thelambHobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! I was even able to find a way for this to work on Photoshop Elements. Thank you!
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Maijin-kakarrotoHobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I love this.
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SetaMelodyHobbyist General Artist
Thanx you soooo much... T-T
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emmy-whatHobbyist General Artist
You. Are. A. Freaking. Genius.
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Mi00kyHobbyist Digital Artist
I almost started drawing every single one of the circled speedlines myself, would look really terrible I think. Didn't know Photoshop has such functions. With that it is really easy to make speedlines now. Thanks for that. 
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ShannyeightProfessional General Artist
I've done it, but I noticed that the lines are kind of blurry...is there any way to make the lines a little more solid/"crisp"/sharp?
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PandadrakeHobbyist Digital Artist
You can start them on a canvas with a higher resolution and use a larger brush size. Otherwise you can try going to filter > sharpen and messing with those options. They tend to make the lines look more "pixely", but I find that it doesn't matter much overall if you work large enough.

I also tend to prefer very high contrast black-and-white work though, so that might just be me.
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ShannyeightProfessional General Artist
Yeah I tried using the sharpen feature, and didnt like the results. I'm still looking for a way to get those crisp lines; it's just gonna take some time to figure something out.
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SakuraofchaosStudent Digital Artist
Is it safe to download a free trial of photoshop? I just wanna get it to try.
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