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November 13, 2012


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How do I achieve lines like this?


I don't know if this was made in Photoshop. I'd like to know how do I get smooth and crisp lines, like those in the image above, in Photoshop or SAI.

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TaylorSch Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your link looks like it started off as a scan. Sketch with blue pencil, go over with sharpie etc, and scan. As forementioned, the pen tool, once learned, can make amazing VECTOR lines. (lines that use math and don't lose quality with resolution). I struggle with clean lines too though, i often just get lazy and draw in photoshop with a default brush.
Draw with your arm, not your wrist.
DavidScript Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting tip :O
ocnaloP Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
You can also use the pen tool and you would get even better results that the link provided.
Self-Epidemic Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Round brush, small, drawn in swift lines. There is no secret technique. Just practise.
FriendlyHand Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, probably just a small brush on the hardest setting in photoshop. Also possibly drawn at twice the finished size and then flattened and reduced by half before saving for web.
beMappy Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a normal hard round brush on photoshop would do.
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