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EDIT:

Previous version of this tutorial was submitted over a year ago ;) I decided it's time to update it ;P I edited some parts, adding more details to my explanation. Hope you don't mind being notified about all five parts ^^;

reference image used (c) =Washu-M

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As you can see, after several months of making promises, I finally finished my vectoring tutorial :D It’s my first tutorial ever, English is not my native language and I suck it explaining things, so it’s not prefect but at least I did my best. I hope this will help people to start their own vector gallery, be it on dA or anywhere else.

This tutorial was strongly influenced by Unmei’s Tracing Tutorial on Ferricorp.Com. I learned how to vector from him. It’s a good, beginner-friendly tutorial and so far I was linking it to all people who asked me for vectoring guidelines but one day I decided to make my own version [longer, a little more detailed, with a few of pieces of advice and my own thoughts].

If there are any parts you find unclear, please don’t hesitate to note me. I’ll try to explain it for you once again in different words, if possible. Also, I’ll be more than happy to see your own vectors, made with the help of this tutorial. ^.^

I’d like to thank =Realm-Of-The-Shadows for checking my spelling and grammar :glomp: Any mistakes you find in the text above is my fault as I added some last-minute explanation right before submitting the tutorial. Please don’t hesitate to note me about them and I’ll correct it ;P

It’s also the right place to say ‘thank you’ to all my watchers who offered their help as beta-testers :D In the end I didn’t have time to ask you for your opinions before submission and I’m sorry about that  If you still feel like helping me, please tell me what you think after reading this tutorial. :)

Disclaimer:
Vectoring screenshots and scans [in other words: tracing them directly line by line] is against dA policy. As far as I know, if someone reports your vector trace while providing original screenshot/scan you used, it will be removed from your gallery. That’s why I encourage you to treat screenshot/scan vectors only as a form of practice before you move on to more complicated things. You can vector your own drawings and sketches, other people’s linearts and/or drawings [after asking them for permission, of course], realistic photos [photo traces are allowed, as realistic trace demands more time, skills and creativity than anime ones] – or images combined from several screenshots [as I sometimes do].

In other words - please keep in mind that when you submit screenshot/scan vector trace to your gallery, you do that at your own risk. According to dA policy, it doesn't belong here: it should stay on your hard disk. My intention isn't to encourage you to trace and I take no responsibility if you decide to submit a direct vector trace to dA.
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:iconrapzkylim:
rapzkylim Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can anybody give me a detailed tutorial for linearting anime?
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:icongerhan:
gerhan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
still cant use the fucking pen. I'm a failure
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:iconbhiqm:
Bhiqm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
and now, you can?
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:icongerhan:
gerhan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Nope. XD

I use mouse only, can't master Pen Tool with that. Btw theres a lot of time that i don't practice, i don't have time for that stuff anymore ):
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:iconlittleasura:
LittleAsura Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hai, I would like to know what happened to the previous tutorial of this? I kept on clicking it but it says there's no file.
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:iconlogovogo:
LogoVogo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
Thank you so much for these great tutorials.
They're very well explained, easy to follow and really really helpful.
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:icon3bada:
3bada Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorial are the best I've seen anywhere, thanks for sharing :hug:^.^
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:iconlsahooml:
lSAHOOMl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Interface Designer
thanx 4 sharing you're the best ^^
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:iconjanexians:
janexians Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
thanks for your tutorial :)

i made also :

[link]
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:iconmaniacalmarie16:
maniacalmarie16 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i cant believe i just found this set of tutorials. these were the best, most clear, easy to follow tutorials i have ever found. i cant wait to get started! thank you so much for putting this up so people like me can finally figure out the pen tool in photoshop. i really, really, really, really appreciate it, thank you!
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:iconuraniumkiss:
uraniumKiss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I've been looking around for a way to make vector art, and about all I can find is confusing things that mostly just say 'You can't make vectors in Photoshop.'
I hope to use this method soon! Infact, I have a picture I want to vector waiting.

Thanks again :)
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Tims-Dark-Princess Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou for your tutorial! It helped me greatly :-)
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xDeviAngelx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
:) Part 2, the one with the sharp vectors helped me a lot.
I have read probably at least a dozen tutorials but amazingly, this one explained something I couldn't find the answer to ;o
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:iconaero-wolf:
Aero-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Nice tutorial! I love all the characters you used as examples too, haha!
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:iconbuizek:
Buizek Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Wow, great tutorial. I wanted to see what vectors could do, and your tutorial did a great job at explaining everything, the how and the why. Thanks a lot for making this tutorial!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
No problem, I'm really happy that people like my tutorials :aww:
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:iconkirasdarklight:
KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love you, thank you so much for making these tutorials. :heart:
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
No problem :D
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:iconmiss-dutch:
Miss-Dutch Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love vectoring!
Thanx for the these tutorials
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Have fun with vectors ^^ I'm glad you like my tutorials <3
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:icongfx-seeya:
GFX-SeeYa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
They are the tutorial is really great, i have download all the tutorials and im not fan of anime, but this is very usefull for the vector art, and too newbie on this. so this help me a lot!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I'm glad I could help :w00t:
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:iconxinnyxdeux:
XinNyxDeux Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
These tutorials are fantastic! One of the best I've seen, based on tutorials focusing on the Pen Tool. Your vectors are amazing as well. They look so much better than others I've seen. I saw your Sakura Vector Tutorial a while back and it helped me a lot.
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Thank you :aww: I'm really happy every time I get a comment like yours :heart:
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:iconxinnyxdeux:
XinNyxDeux Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Welcome hon~ ^^
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:icongerychiakezumi:
gerychiakezumi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student
im guessing the first eye is lelouch :)
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Yep, that's right xD
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:iconshandy-matt:
shandy-matt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so what file size do you recommend a final picture should be? not just with a vector but any digital image... excellent tutorial by the way, definitely gunna try the pen tool as a change to using pressure sensitivity on my tablet
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
It depends on how detailed it is ;] I mean, it's pointless to make a detailed picture and then resize it so that half of the details are gone, right? :D So the final size is something you should judge yourself every time you complete a drawing/vector. It shouldn't be too small for the reasons I already mentioned and at the same time it can't be too big, because it'll take too long to load for people with slow internet connection. As I said, wallpaper resolution [or sth a little smaller for simple images] is usually fine :)
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taichao Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Not gonna lie, I usually rush to get my work done and careless how the results were, but looking at this whole tutorial, I'm gonna take my time now.

Thank you for sharing this tutorial :thumbsup:
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
No problem, I'm glad it was helpful :w00t:
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:iconfauxonym7:
fauxonym7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great tut! But sadly, I don't have photoshop. :crying:

I wish gimp has the vector pen thingy. :D
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:iconaleghradesign:
AleghraDesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
This is not a tutorial... this is THE tutorial!!! Thank You So Much! Thank you! Thank you!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Aww thank you very much :hug: No problem and have fun vectoring ;D
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:iconfireflyuser:
FireflyUSER Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
this tutorial is definately very useful, before reading this i never even know what vexelling was ^^ but now it's my most refined drawing style to date, thanx, im definately keeping this one in my favourites.
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
No problem, I'm glad you find my tutorial helpful :aww:
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:iconpaintedsavages:
PaintedSavages Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I've been looking for a good and intelligent tute for this as I've really wanted to learn how to do it this way for quite some time. So Thank you heaps for making such an in depth ( I fave'd all but the first page cause I'm knowing of all that stuff :heart:) tute for someone that has NEVER done something like this before. Sending love :heart:
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
No problem :aww: Every time I read a comment like yours, I feel really glad I made it :D
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:iconjarencja:
Jarencja Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
bardzo przydatne :D
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Cieszę się, że tak sądzisz xD
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:iconryuseihikari:
RyuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a questions, how would you vector tears like the person is crying also how would you vector blush like a girl just received a confession?
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
That's a difficult question ;P I never tried vectoring tears but I guess you'd have to use a few different shades of blue to give it some depth and some white to show light reflexes ;] As for blush, after making a shape where the blush should be, try lowering opacity of the layer. It'll become more transparent and delicate. You'll have to experiment a little with the right color and opacity value, but that's it ^^
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:iconryuseihikari:
RyuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :3
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:iconnnguyen:
nnguyen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
thanks your tut saved my life
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
No problem, I'm glad to hear that xD
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:iconnnguyen:
nnguyen Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
^^
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:iconsketchdrayton:
SketchDrayton Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
now THIS is a pro tutorial, nice to have hints for eyes and stuff, SILL struggling imo.
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Thank you, I tried my best :aww: And good luck, it all becomes easier as you practice :)
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:iconfaust-sayuri:
faust-sayuri Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
chwilka...
czyli vector'y dają jedynie możliwość pomniejszania, powiększania bez strat w jakości, wyrazistości rysunku... taa?
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