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Illustrator for Loathers

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Illustrator for Loathers:
[An Adobe Illustrator Tutorial for people who hate Illustrator, but should probably learn how to use the damned thing]

Seriously...I despise Illustrator. I love vector lines, but Illustrator...*hisses*
~LadyLaryssa convinced me that I needed to know it, and showed me how to work it one day last year. The method she taught was the 'correct way' but it was very convoluted and required several million steps to make a single line! Undaunted [because I *did* teach myself how to use Photoshop...] I decided there MUST be a better way to go about this! Lo and behold, almost a year later, I've gotten it down to a science!

And now, I share my secrets and research with you...

Pic used for the tutorial: Too Lazy...
Brush set used in the tutorial: Jimro's Lineart Brush
Program used in the tutorial: Illustrator CS3
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I began doing almost all you mention (except the layer of green, hehe) and now is my favorite working tool. It should be added you can fashion your own personalized brush to work with Paintbrush (I designed one and barely use any other to do my pics; in fact, I barely use sketches anymore, love to draw directly.