UrFallenAngel90Featured By OwnerNov 15, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I've got PSE9, but I prefer using Gimp, especially for lineart/inking, because I had the same issues as you're having with PSE. I ended up using Gimp for lineart/inking. The ink tool in Gimp really solved my problems, because it's easy to get thinner, thicker and smoother lines with just that one tool, and it looks better than any changes I've made to brushes in PSE.
I have problems using Gimp. I can't get my tablet to work on making lines thicker or thinner than the set sizes in the program, so I rarely use it nowadays (still have the software though). The only thing I really like about Gimp is the paths tool. That's just my personal view on it. Hopefully I'll try and get painttool SAI soon, so that mights sort some of my problems out. Thank you for the tips though!
okay now don't expect every person to checkout your gallery and think of a solution for you! we would really appreciate it if you make easy for the rest of us, for now I'll assume you're talking about this! [link]
first of all, I'm no expert! but I'll help as much as I can, lineart is all about the RIGHT brush setting and a steady hands! there are million ways to achive a clean lineart like brush stabilizers or vectoring programs, so suit yourself and go with the one you're comfortable with! I do my lineart "manually" by drawing them quickly so the lines don't look wobbly. of course that requires a lot of practice, and I'm still working on it!
I would drop that photoshop elements in favor of painttool SAI and sketchbook pro! they have options like "steady stroke" or "stabilizer" that helps you to make clean lineart!
Ah sorry, I didn't realise that was what people would think I was asking. I was just looking for standardised tips...but yes, that is one of the pictures I wish I could have drawn better. Ok, I usually start off with several sketch layers, but they are also rather thick. I don't particularly have a steady hand, so I'll try out stabilisers. One of my friends has offered to give me painttool SAI, but I don't have it yet, and my only other software is Gimp, which I now loathe to draw in. Thank you very much for your time and advice, I really appreciate it.
my line art is pretty clumsy too. I've learned to just work around it.... for instance, I can usually hide it when I color. You might find it doesn't look so thick, though, if you used colors other than black.
With the lines, I usually use the hard brush, 4px. Sometimes it might not came out neat; at times like that, the Eraser tool may be used to rub out some of the thicker parts and the edge where two or more lines meets.
It might also be about the way the line is drawn. A single line can come out neater if you whip it faster with your wrist. Sometimes slowly drawing a line can make the line a bit shaky.