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Lineart Tutorial by gem2niki Lineart Tutorial by gem2niki
This tutorial will show you how to get rid of the blue pencil marks underneath a lineart. I usually draw with a blue pencil and lineart it with ink so that I don't hassle with transfering it on different paper or tracing etc. I think this is in reference to the Disney technique (?) or something. The next part will be to seperate the lineart from the white, so we have a transparent lineart where the color layers can go underneath without ever having to set it with Multiply. This is also helpful if you want your lineart in a different color instead of black. I hope you find this helpful in some way.

Extra Tip

If you don't have a blue pencil and also prefer to keep your intial sketches or mess up with inking, you can scan your sketch onto the computer and convert the line into a light blue (you have to adjust it to a certain blue for it to work properly) using Image --> Adjustment --> Hue/Saturation with Colorize check marked. And then print that out on a smooth paper preferably and ink it with pen. That way you have your original sketch and the lineart. Have fun.
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MayFlorence Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I can't seem to access this tutorial. I see it has some real nice reviews... I click the download button, but nothing happens, I just get a smaller version of this page, what am I doing wrong?
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gem2niki Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hmm not sure what you're doing wrong...does this link work? fc07.deviantart.net/fs9/f/2006…
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MayFlorence Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
yes thank you so much :D
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
- Yes! Yes! YES!!
- I did good?
- You did very good, very good indeed.
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was so helpful, thank you very much! :la:
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Alnaba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've tried this! oh my gawd its sooo helpful and so easy to do!
thank you thank you thank youuuu~ <3
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:icongem2niki:
gem2niki Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is what i need! thanksss
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sleepyhed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This helped a lot! Thanks!
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evelinamy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
10
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Raven-Blossom Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is amazing. However, I need to verify something.
You sketch and ink traditionally, and scan it in, correct?
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gem2niki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yup.
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Quietus416 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 doesn't have a 'channels' tab! :ohnoes:
And I can't find it anywhere
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ThalishEukrona Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to ask...In a lineart, do you need to highlight some parts, or it is not important?
I mean, when a character is behind, or in front of other.
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kat0102 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
HELP! after I've done all of this I created a new layer to color it and every single color is grey because of the channel. How can I paint it now?
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:icongem2niki:
gem2niki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
look at bottom right corner step.
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kat0102 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*faceplam*
my stupidity really amazes me sometimes. thank you :)
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RememberPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I feel like an idiot asking this, but how do i watch it
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
click on download image for full view.
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RememberPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
oo i feel dumb now. Thank you. :)
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KaoKay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
There are so many ways for lineart... I don't really know which one to go for, but this one seems a lot simpler than the others. I couldn't figure out the pen tool to save my life, and my tablet's pressure sensitivity doesn't like me, so I like this, where I can draw traditionally and color digitally ^_^ Lately I've just been using the lasso tool to outline my sketch, then filling it with black, then I use the lasso tool again just inside of the black, and then erase. It's hard and extremely time-consuming. I'm glad I found this tutorial ^_^
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :D Glad this could be of use after so many years since i made this XD
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KaoKay Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol I've been looking for easy tutorials XP
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Absinthe-Toxicity Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Thanks for making this! helped so much!
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sakuramelody Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
lovely tutorial! will try this, thank you :)
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DemiDemonRico09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Cant wait to try this out :3
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kuryuki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
o--o i'm unable to full view thiss?
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tigerian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
It'll still show if you download. (:
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RaspberryBazzar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Literally saved my life!! Thanks so much! :D :heart:
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isHurt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Really nice, taught me a new tip XD
Now i can use my linearts for something. :))
I usually doodle stuff on yellow pads, do you have a tip for those?
thanks for the tutorial :)
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Narutofan098 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I X'd out my channels and now I have no clue how to get it back. Please help! DDD:
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Raven-Blossom Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Window >> Channels. (:
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Olivia-shapeshifter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
how do you get it to work?
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Narutofan098 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Extremely helpful and simple too!
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Pan-Pangy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
obrigada pelo tutorial , ajudou muito! :la:
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Whenever I turn it to greyscale, it white becomes this, creamy colour, and it messes EVERY other colour up, I tried to put a pale blue background it was pinkish coloured.
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F90V Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks dude ^^
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TeapotMysteries Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
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ChildrenOfTheSea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
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xAlxyz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfectly detailed, finally a tutorial that doesn't make me scratch my head. Thank you very much for posting it! It has helped me a lot.
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! glad to help!
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Orangeplum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
how do you make a transparent layer?
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TeppoYlitalo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
uhh, err... So you don't use ink then? Nice tutorial for some people though. ^^'
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gem2niki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
huh? i use ink sometimes D:

"I usually draw with a blue pencil and lineart it with ink..."
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o0snowbird0o Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
my background turns yellow when i get rid of the blue...
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tic-tac-toxic-243 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Was mighty helpful :):)
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t3naciously Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Awesome, it worked! Thank you very much! :hug:
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BlueRoseLeaf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This seemed helpful; Thank you for posting it. It was very organized and I'm sure I could use all the help I could get. lol
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PsychoBoss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks! That made the process soooooooo much easier for me! I hate having to redraw the lineart on the computer and it comes out poorly. It works for GIMP too (if you know you're way around it) and that's good for me since I don't have photoshop. :heart: Awesome! C:
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