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Protecting your sketch layer

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Published: April 8, 2011
Well , not really a complex tutorial this time but a funny tric to avoid desperation
the pixel lock is the most wanted on the list but will arrive o 2.8 so i made this tutorial if you are inking comics and yo have ruined your sketch for some reason (ink in wrong layer) the idea comes from :iconpeileppe: for his problem with comic inks. [link]


hope you like it. 4 pages of tutorial for a trick that will save you a lot of time redoing things!
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gwdillHobbyist
Is there a way to scan an already drawn pic and turn the linework blue with GIMP so I can print it and manually ink? Thank you for any assistance... :)
tarkan-t29's avatar
Thanks for the tips :D
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TheShockProfessional Digital Artist
i hope you will find it useful, let me know
tarkan-t29's avatar
I'm trying to make a "speed paint" but it is very hard with the mouse :p ! It's more easy with a real pencil ^^ .
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Missvirginia Digital Artist
Ah! I can see this coming in handy. *saves* Thanks alot!
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antigravity93Student Traditional Artist
i just don't speak the language of photo editing for some reason.
Gazzillo's avatar
Really interesting! can be very useful:)
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TheShockProfessional Digital Artist
What do you think about this type of tutorial? do you prefer more tutorials but in fast way? or more elaborated but slower? let me know it.
Neonila's avatar
Most really useful GIMP tutorials I've come across have been short and to the point. Usually following a very long tutorial I lose it or make a mistake along the way. This one was nice, although for lack of tablet I sketch on paper my usual solution was copies of each important layer invisible and stashed at the bottom. Your trick sounds neat. That from an amateurs point of view :p
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TheShockProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, an amateurs point of view is very important for me, if it is not useful for you,then the tutorial has no sense. So i apreciate feedback. I agree long tutorials writen are a bit like a "homework" so i will try to focus on "smaller and direct". anybody else have an opinion?
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peileppeHobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much for this tutorial! it's a good trick, I'll definitely will try it (I'm not used to the mask feature)

Incidentally I read that Gimp 2.8 might be ready for October 2011 [link]

But it's just an estimation ...
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TheShockProfessional Digital Artist
nooo maaaan hahahah! October 2011 is a good date to make a release.
Well, this minitutorial shows one way, i hope this will help you and make your life easier and not stressed.
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Yep, been there and done that. I've tried to develop the habit of reducing the transparency on my sketch layer after I duplicate it. Requires some discipline, and I forget sometimes but, most of the time it works OK.
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Thanks for the tutorial!
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SongwindHobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of those "obvious after the fact" ideas. Great tutorial!
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TheShockProfessional Digital Artist
Hey nice comment! thanks
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numarul7Professional Digital Artist
Wondering who will not see the pixel lock function utility ?! Hmm ...remember all when you use move tool in GIMP to select "move only active layer" :P

Good tutorial cause GIMP 2.8 does not a have a manual.
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