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Old 05 May 2005   #1
Tutorial: creating good linework on the computer

Hi everyone,

been meaning to do this for a while, it's a round-up of the different approaches to creating good-looking lines digitally. Anyone who's ever tried to do this in Photoshop knows this isn't as easy as it might seem, especially compared to good old pen-and-ink.

The tutorial can be found here:

http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/lines.htm

And this is an example of the kind of line work I am talking about:



Hope it's useful to some of you.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #2
Thanks for the heads up - looks most useful
 
Old 05 May 2005   #3
Should be interesting...thx for putting that up. If you want my advice I'd go for a 2B pencil in painter, work at a huge resolution and use size linked to pressure. Background white for general purposes. But you ca't go sketchy then, but it's far more organic than normal hard edges, more interesting I think.

Thanks again though, and for te light tutorials, I dl'ed them and saved them all. Eagerly awaiting more chapters .
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Old 05 May 2005   #4
Originally Posted by jmBoekestein: Should be interesting...thx for putting that up. If you want my advice I'd go for a 2B pencil in painter, work at a huge resolution and use size linked to pressure. Background white for general purposes. But you ca't go sketchy then, but it's far more organic than normal hard edges, more interesting I think.

Thanks again though, and for te light tutorials, I dl'ed them and saved them all. Eagerly awaiting more chapters .


I find that its useful to set a white background (fill) on a layer below your drawing layer, and keep the background of the drawing layer transparent

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Old 05 May 2005   #5
true, serves the same purpose.. I usually find I want to blend some things later on, so I don't bother with setting that up. Just us blending modes.
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Old 05 May 2005   #6
Thanx for the tips! Been looking for something like this. I always had difficulty do good line work on the computer.
 
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