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tutorial01:lineart-see comment by airmi tutorial01:lineart-see comment by airmi
Please bear with my not so good english and expressions =_=

You may need to get more familiar with photoshop functions to understand what I am doing. There are many good basic tutorials out there:)

Also, photoshop is merely a tool. To make good pictures you need skills. Practice makes perfect ^^

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I forgot to mention a very important step when I wrote this tutorial >>> the level tool @_@!

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Right after you scan the image, select the level tool from image>>adjustment>>levels. Slide the white arrow to the left for clean background and gray arrow to the right for darker lines. Then carry on with the amendments :)
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:iconkittycatmg6:
kittycatmg6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
how do you get the line art to look like it has pressure on the lines?
whenever i do line art, it always looks like a bunch of chunky lines... =A=
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Chiaka-san Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Oh wow this tutorial is awsome (im new to photoshop so this is great) the level tool really helped me thank you
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Cheesecake-giri Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
ahh, I'm looking back on this from when I faved it 2 years ago

it helped me out so much back then! >v<//

I love you airmi~ <3
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pinkpolka234 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thank you so much!!! The only problem is I don't know how to seperate white from lineart in SAI and i don't think they have channels in my photoshop elements. :(
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh O__O"
sorry i dun use them ><
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flonnegirl234 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
this is very useful thanks for sharing your knowledge! ^0^
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np!
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UN-chann Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
aww..Thanks alot!! I'll try to practice!!!
So, after the rough draft, you trace it with another paper?
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup :D, a large one!
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emilyrb Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I'll be sure to use this, thank you for making it! :D will you be making a colouring tutorial?
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe later :)
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Hana-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Awesome tutorial! Do you think you will ever have time to do a hair tutorial? I personally like the way you color your hair more than anyone else. XD I just can't get smooth lines, so I use the water color tool on SAI or the pen tool. ;A; I can't ever get the pointy parts of the shading without the pen tool though.
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh, i nearly never use pen tool, but i have a tablet
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mande-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
How do you get the lines so perfect? O_O Mine always look all scraggly even when edited. Is it because I make lines too fat (my lines are pretty fat)? Do you make them thin and try not to erase? Or should I do further editing (help please)? Sorry for all the questions, it's just I really want to make perfect lineart and my tablet driver doesn't work with my PC, so I can't use pressure sensitivity. Thank you! ^^;
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airmi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
basically they are pencil lines O_O
i just did them on large paper like A4 or even A3 and 0.3mm sharp pen~
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:iconmande-chan:
mande-chan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Yeah I'm going to look for a light box somewhere because I don't have one... Then I can make definite, thin lines. But do you say you go over with pen? Maybe that's why my lines look funny. I might need much more practice with pen... But would the lines still look good if I just used the pencil and scanned or would you highly suggest going over with pen? Again, sorry for the questions! ^^;
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh nono, sharp pen means mechanical pencil~ so it is just pencil~
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:iconmande-chan:
mande-chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Oh, okay, thanks so much! I want to send you a link when it's finished but first I have to get a lightbox~ :heart:
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ivy-hemisphere Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
this is very helpful!
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconivy-hemisphere:
ivy-hemisphere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Student General Artist
:D
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janirotluvx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
The tutorial helped a whole lot, *think I saw this before and forgot to fave it ><!
I don't think your English is bad at all *well for me anyways* because I don't speak English that well XD!
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i also dun speak english too wellXD
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Dizzyworld2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!
Ty so much <3 I finally know the exact proportions!
Do you know about how big the hands are in heads?
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends O_O you can try measuring ur hand against yr faceXD
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Dizzyworld2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha lols!
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OMG THANKYOU!!!! THIS IS SOOO FREAKING HELPFUL!!! i have been wondering how to remove line art from the white background for so so long >_< OMG ITS THAT SIMPLE!??? man i absolutly hate using the pen tool to go over my already nice looking lines =_= i was wishing for a way to simply just edit them rather than create completly new lines that doesnt look natural!!! thankyous!!!!
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it is actually very simpleXD
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:icono0vampire-princess0o:
im just getting used to learning what channels are..o.o' i never discovered them b4! they are hidden under the layers button! its strange! also gotta buy a light box or make one...where did u get urs? an art supply shop?
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airmi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup^^
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Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
nya~.. this really help the body porpotion!...X3:hug:i wuv u!!
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airmi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
nya~~!!!! u replied me?? *faints*
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O
I try to reply every msg ^^
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Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
OMG...*dies* ur soooo nice! :hug:
BTW r u busy?? i would like to show u the pic i was drawing thanks to this tutorial..X3
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airmi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure^^
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Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
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nya... please change anything if its wrong...X333
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airmi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how should i do that O_O
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tango4real Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
can you make a tut about how you do your hair
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe later ^^
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7-8jf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~! great tutorial! any tips with colouring?
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look at more pictures, learn their skills :)
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7-8jf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okie~!! thankies!
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IndustrialComics Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
This tutorial is great! I can't wait to start apply these techniques to my work.

Now I just need a wacom tablet...and photoshop 7...

Thanks! :)
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem^^
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DP101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I really do adore this tutorial. (: Very very helpful. I was just wondering how you can scan with a 600dpi setting? ): I been trying to look how to change it, but no luck.

I really don't use my scanner since I draw most of my art on Photoshop.

So, if you are able to tell me, that would be awesome. If not, then thanks anyways. =^-^=
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think u can change settings when u scan?
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DP101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Yes yes. I figured it out now. ^^
Sorry for bothering you.
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NekosDream Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
awesome, so then ALL the steps are drawing with pencil, right? (the sketch and the "cleaning process"?)
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:iconairmi:
airmi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sketch and lines are pencil
i do cleaning in photoshop
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