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Tutorial: Lineart by LissyStrata Tutorial: Lineart by LissyStrata
And now, three ways to do lineart! Remember, kids. This isn't the only way. Go and experiment to see what works best for you!

Also, any questions so far?

Part 1: Drawing [link]
Part 2: Basic Photoshop [link]
Part 3: You are here!
Part 4: Coloring [link]
Part 5: Shading [link]
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Rory221B Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!
I found this tutorial very interesting and since I've never tried to use the pen tool and vectors I thought it could be useful for learning!
Unfortunately I see that I have a different photoshop version than yours!
I have Photoshop cs6 and the settings for the pen tool are completely different!
I hope not to bother you, but can you help me with that, if you know how things work in cs6?
Thanks :)
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
The pen drag?
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nattleszami Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks this is awesome
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AliceLocke Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thank you for this tutorial! It is very helpful =]! I looked at your other tutorials also, those are very helpful also X3! You explain how to do these steps well X3!
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Hikari-I Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thank you!! n///n
Very helpful!
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Suona-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where are the brush settings? o:
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crow-proxy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have a question about the pen tool method. When you say, ''Next, scale up your drawing to at least twice it's final size'' do you mean the resolution or the image size(Height+width)? So 300 to 600 res or say 2000 height to 4000?
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be either, but I do a little bit of both depending on what I'm doing. For the pen tool, though, I scan it at 300, but I double the height. (i.e., 6" to 12")Usually, though, I prefer image size over resolution. When I save it as a .jpg, I decrease both height and resolution. Does that help? :)
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crow-proxy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes it does. Thank you!
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TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my Photoshop version is CS6 i don't have the same Pen tool setting as you have, i'm a bit confused what do i do? :iconcconfusedplz:
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, I'm not sure. Can you show me a picture of what CS6's settings look like?
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Tking101 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Uhm, no matter how big my brush is, when I try to stroke the path with brush, it's just 1 pixel wide ;_: What am I doing wrong?
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...without looking at your screen, it's really hard to tell. You may have the pencil tool accidentally selected. (If you're stroking the path by right-clicking on the work path and the stroke window pops up, make sure the dropdown menu is set to brush.) Or maybe you need to choose a differnt brush?

If you still have problems, message me a few screenshots of you using the tool and I can see what I can do. :)
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SpaceBunny2221 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you ever hear of a program called Art Rage?....You can get a free trial on steam and its pretty good for stuff like this...It has a feature that lets you automatically smooth out lines...and it has a taper feature that lets you do the kind of thin at the start and wider as you go effect....You should give it a try...Also this is an awesome tutorial Its teaching me a lot of things i didn't know so thanks :D
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Tking101 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah, alright, I got it, it's pencil tool size that changes it.
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Tking101 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah, alright, I got it, it's pencil tool size that changes it.
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Watsonny Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thanks so much!
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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Candy-Janney Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT tutorial! Man I haven't used the pen tool since art school. I think I'm just lazy and draw the lines by hand. I outta give this a try! =D
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Weirdly enough, I'm the opposite. Doing the lines by hand takes me much longer than with the pen tool.
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tenshifish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
you're so lucky you're faster with pen tool D: it looks so crisp and neat compared to hand~
using pen tool for me takes way longer and lines come out weird >.<
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mawiiB3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always grateful for more information on how other artists do things with Photoshop. I was not aware that there was a vector option in that program! Long have I wondered about vector, specifically because of the ability to increase/decrease the size of line art without degeneration. I'd love to know more about it!

Bravo on this tutorial series, it has been most appreciated! :dance::clap:
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes. It took me a while to figure out what they were apart from "mysterious pen tool setting".
I've actually explained all I know about vectors. If there's anything more than this, I have no idea what it is.
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mawiiB3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough. At this point, I'm not entirely sure how to explain what it is that's throwing me off. So I thank you for giving me a place to start with these mysterious things called vectors!
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! They threw me off a lot, too, but things finally made sense after a lot of experimenting.
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mawiiB3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EUREKA! I think I'm finally getting a grip on Photoshop vectors. Thank you once again for posting this, I'd still be mucking about in the dark without it. :clap:
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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GedankenTheory Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very informative tutorial. This'll definitely help for future work's of mine. Thank you. <3
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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BrainDps Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've been doing it wrong all these years!
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What have you been doing?
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BrainDps Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
<3
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EliteBeatAgent Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No questions so far, but I think I should practice actually drawing first. XP
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead, we'll be here when you get back. :)
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EliteBeatAgent Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It may be a while...
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TheTidbit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These tutorials have be an absolute joy to read and you have a natural ability to get things across to the read without seeming confusing. You've actually spurred me on to go and get my flank in gear and make that vector tutorial I've been meaning to do!
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LissyStrata Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be awesome! I don't use vectors much beyond lineart, I'm afraid.
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TheTidbit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think either your one side of the coin or another. But yes, I shall start planning for it immediately, although time constraints wont really allow me to start it until my first semester of classes is over -.-
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