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Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai

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I never feel right making tutorials because, I don't consider myself a very advanced user of Photoshop. I never feel like I'm in the right place telling other people how to do it.

And I know this isn't an advanced tutorial, but many people don't know how to do this. I also know there are other tutorials out there explaining this exact same thing. . .

I was asked recently how to get the white off sketch images and it reminded me of how often I really am asked that. So have a tutorial for everyone in the future who needs to know.
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Suggester's words: I really think Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by =Shinerai is useful for people who feel more comfortable doing their line art traditionally, and not having to re-line it in PS. I've never seen another tutorial like it, so it's not only clear and instructive, but also unique! ( Suggested by Skittlepup and Featured by FantasyStock )
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This tutorial is absolutely wonderful! I wrote such a long comment for it, I thought--what the heck, let's make it a critique!

First of all, I know I am one of the many poor souls out there who have looked a loooong time for an efficient way to get those pesky lines off the paper, and I think this method will greatly suffice for anyone with access to these programs.

Secondly, the trick with the channels is incredibly nifty! The results come out exactly like the scanned image, and that's highly impressive to me. Never seen that before, so I am thankful that you brought it into this community!

Finally, I gotta say, I consider you a pretty advanced Photoshop user. The shading and coloring tutorials you did? Fascinating. I've never seen anything like 'em! Your methods are great: clean-cut and to the point. They seem very effective in getting the job done, while also keeping it fun in the process.

Overall, I think this lineart tutorial deserves ever more praise, forever and ever. Everyone with a scanner and Photoshop needs to see this! Good job, and well done. ;)
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fracedo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
great tutorial!, thanks!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! (wow I need to update this)
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RedTallin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist

I never commented when I first saw this tutorial but it has helped me so much so thank you!

All of your line art is always so nice and smooth though - mine always ends up all pixelly and bobbly...I expect it's my dodgy lining skills...

Thank you again!

:)

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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for coming back to comment. I'm sorry I'm late in the reply, but I'm really glad that this tutorial has helped you. I'm thinking about updating it with a more current version that doesn't have an awful black background color XD

Drawing small helps me keep my lines smooth, but it's not really the best thing for an artist to get in the habit of doing because it makes it hard to create large prints ;n;
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RedTallin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist

I see...

:)

Well I'll be sure to rememeber that advise nd hopefully with more practise I can get another step closer to being 1/1600th as good as you! :)

(By the way, I'll have to link this tutorial to my friends as I think it would help so many people struggling with lines!)

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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh you flatter me <3 Just keep practicing ;u;

And I'm so glad this tutorial can help lots of people!
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! This works with CS5 too! Yays ^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!!
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah XD :highfive:
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navihawk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
i find it sad that my new printer cant scan a full page at 300 DPI.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Oh no! :C What kind of printer is that?

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navihawk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
wireless Brother J-435W ; max DPI i can pull w/o it yelling it at me for running out of memory is 200DPI
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so weird. I'm sorry to hear that. <3 I hope you can get a better one soon c:
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navihawk Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
;-; or just get a nice scanner.
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SoulPika0123 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the helpful tutorial :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite welcome :) I think I should redo it with new screenshots, haha.
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Maximunex Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o now I dont need do a very hard work doingline art with my sketchs

THANKSĦĦ :D sorry if I write bad English,Im learning
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome! Your english is wonderful!
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Maximunex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ThanksĦĦ :D
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JNinja4 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, thanks for putting in the time to make this.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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MohawkMax Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also handy is the "Convert Color to Alpha" command. I don't know where it is in Photoshop, but in Gimp it's right under the Color tab on the main menu. One click and it automatically deletes everything white (or whatever color you specify). Then if you want to change the lineart color, click the Lock Alpha Channel tickybox and paint or bucket-fill right on the lineart layer. :)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to my knowledge, there is no 'convert color to alpha' =O
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MohawkMax Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, poo. Also, strange. I thought PS had all the things Gimp does, since Gimp was based on (and is the poor man's version of) PS.
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S-P-Liana Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for making this :D
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! I am glad to hear it helped c:
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Ryooshi-Ryuu Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
nevermind..im dumb XD
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Ryooshi-Ryuu Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
one thing im confused on...right after the marquee step your BG is now white and you no longer have the original background. were did it go?
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keefsey Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks very much
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure c:
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machine-83 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This tutorial rocks! Thanks for making it! Seems like a way quicker method than just sketching in photoshop and tracing there on another layer. Awesome!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem, my friend, i'm glad it helped c:
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IgAgI Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You! This tutorial helped me a lot :) No wonders, thats get DD! Congratulation! ^^
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! C: I'm glad the tutorial could help you
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greendragon22 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome trick! Thanks.
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kersenwiek Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
This is going to be immensely helpful in the future. Thanks a bunch!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're so welcome c:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It helped me :3 [link] It kinda fails, but I need to make it a little more "full"
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PencilSketchS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
very nice, thanks
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Skudde Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
The channels! Of course! No more multiply-layers! Yayy, you're the best! :love:
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!! I felt the same way when I didn't have to use multiply anymore xD
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Xephos49 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm how do you get the channel tab? My photoshop doesn't show it. :/
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which version of Photoshop do you have? c: Is it listed under "Window" in the menubar?
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Xephos49 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Photoshop elements 6.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awe, sorry. In the first paragraph of the tut, it says it won't work in Elements.
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Xephos49 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang~ T^T Alright. :/ Thanks. Maybe the school photoshop will help. XD
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MerkavichStock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Loved this tutorial, always wondered how to make linearts transparent. This was easy to follow in gimp as well <3 thank you!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm glad you now know!! <3 You're very welcome
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LogoVogo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch for sharing this helpful tut.
I am looking forward to put this to use ;)
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem!! C: I'm glad it could help ya
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