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The Lineart Tutorial by sashas The Lineart Tutorial by sashas
GIMP Translation --> [link]
Italian Translation--> [link]
PSD for this tutorial--> [link]
helpful stuff in my gallery---> [link]
the perspective tutorial-->[link]
the penciling tutorial---> [link]

This tutorial explains how to ink, as in where to make your lineart thicker and thinner, which really can be used for traditional and tablet users. Even if you have a tablet, or if you are a traditional inker this has some things that can help you. It has tips for people scanning in their lineart and some brush settings for tablet ppl. Then it goes over the path tool, and how to use it with different brush settings. NO TABLET NEEDED. I haven't tested earlier versions but I think I've used this method since Photoshop 7 and I've used every version of Photoshop since that version, so it should work for most computers.

Is there some way of automatically making the fade extend to the end of the path?
No, not that I know of there's no way to do this. You can always change the minimum width to a heigher percentage, and erase the end to make it tapper off. Or you can just go through the hard way an play around with the fade length in the brush window. Sorry ^^;

Why isn't the fade thing working D:
you have not gone into your brush window (F5 or window>brushes), gone to shape dynamic and switched the brush to 'fade' instead of pen pressure under size jitter. If you have not done this, it ain't gonna work. Also, mess with the fade value (the textbox next to the 'control' drop down menu. : )

I make my tutorials for free, but if you enjoy my tutorials and want to donate some funds for gas, art books and such, I would appreciate it. [link]

People who used this tutorial: [link] [link] [link] [link]
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ShaneProcrastinates Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic tutorial!

Thanks for taking your time to make it!

Cheers and keep up the great work!
AoiKuroNeko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Thanks, this is helpful! I hadn't thought to much about the thickness of the line indicating the shading and weight of stuff, so you've given me something to think about :)
cat4cat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how do u USE lineart?

  -       doesnt answer my question/.
the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I have a question about your tutorial.  
When it says:
 Then I go back the brush tool (b) and edit the brush settings so that fade is on .

I dont understand where is this option 'fade' to put in 'on'? In dynamic shapes there's many option that can be setted as 'fade', so I don't  have idea what fade the tutorial talks about! Thanks a lot for the help!

Please can you help me? Thanks! 
Junsei-san Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
This is what I needed! Thank you!
Etheim Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much *Q* 
I was looking for tips to clean my sketches after scanning them, I thought that people doing digital art were kind of machines because of their straight lines, without any tremors^^
Now I know the secret !!! Ready to do amazing art :DDD
hokaidohokaide Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, much thanks, I will try the tips. Furthermore I think I will take a look at the other tutorials.
(Sorry for the bad English, not my main language)
cjblanch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just awesome, thanks for sharing your knowlege!:squee: 
CynicalCoyote Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg thank you so much for this! I finally can make linearts that aren't filled with ugly lines QAQ
Kyoky-San Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly helpful
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