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Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai
I never feel right making tutorials because, in my personal opinion, I don't consider myself a very advanced user of Photoshop so 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 at all. But many people don't know how to do this. I also know there are other tutorials out there explaining this exact same thing. . . but oh well. Sorry.

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.

Dont ask me who is in the lineart; I promise it'll be the next thing I post so you'll figure out soon enough
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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 )
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!
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! (wow I need to update this)
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!


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;
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!)

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!
Xylothor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! This works with CS5 too! Yays ^^
Shinerai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Xylothor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah XD :highfive:
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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