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Old 06-26-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hey guys, i was in the mood for making something informative.... (man what a strange mood to have....)

Anyways here is a little trick i found that seems to help my brain make that leap to doing lineart digitally. I think its the harshness that sketching on white usually has, but when i have a soft blur on the lineart it tends to make it less stark and hurt the eyes less. So perhaps thats why i can sketch like this... or maybe im just insane?

Another nice thing is that it seems to make cross hatching less harsh, because it makes the surrounding area to a large amount of ink darker.

Just some things to remember, this only works if you sketch on a transparent layer, as in you cant have a fill on the layer, and you have to use the eraser, and not just switch to the background colour.

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Another cool thing with this trick is that if you use white on this layer, you can make an illusion of a stylized shiny highlight on skin, as it keeps the brushstroke white, but it has a light grey halo around it, and due to the magic of colour relativity it appears brighter at the center.

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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Here is a better example i just did .

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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i do that sometimes when i wanna get that dreamy look and feel to it duplicating the lineart layer and applying gaussian blur to it works too :p
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Heh and i thought i was unique with using the outer glow for it D:, but this method imo is superior to the blur (which i did mention as the normal way of doing it) as it is less messy to work with layer wise, and it gives instant results as you work.
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #5
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This is pretty awesome Muzz, thanks for sharing
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:59 AM   #6
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Here is a better example i just did .


What a beautifully you have explained. Thanks a lot above picture is smashing. Could you teach me how could you do this?
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Wait, you're posting in a tutorial thread explaining how i did it, asking to know how i did it?
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i dont think botham is a spambot.... spambots usually advertise stuff.
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well, spambots gonna spam.

It's a strange but informative tutorial. Basically, this is faking the effect of the side of my hand always rubbing the carbon of my pencil everywhere on paper?
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It's a strange but informative tutorial. Basically, this is faking the effect of the side of my hand always rubbing the carbon of my pencil everywhere on paper?
For this I use another paper which I put under my hand. It's pretty fast to get used to.
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Wait, you're posting in a tutorial thread explaining how i did it, asking to know how i did it?


On a related note if you ever need your line art on its own transparent layer (like so) here is a nice little trick:
  1. Convert mode to Grayscale
  2. Select the layer you line art is on and go to select/load selection
    (note this won't work if your line art is the background layer)
  3. Tick the invert radio button (also Make sure Background Gray is selected as the channel)
  4. Click OK
  5. Create a new layer and fill new selection with desired color
  6. ??????????
  7. Profit
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Also, if you want to use the brush the entire time, instead of switching to the eraser, you can just fill a layer with black, and then add a layer mask to the layer. Then you can just switch between black and white with the brush tool. I use layer masks a lot, because I hate having to switch the different brush settings for the paintbrush and the eraser. Of course, if you like having different settings for both, you can still use the eraser and get the same effect with the layer mask.
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:39 PM   #15
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thats pretty cool alucard ive got to give that a shot.

tidal, yep thats what this is emulating.
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