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Does anyone know of some good photoshop exercises?

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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I originally posted this same question in the general forum, but I think it's more suited here.

Anyway, I have been having a bit of trouble with my line work, as it is very hard for me to get smooth lines while drawing in photoshop. I was wondering if anyone knows of some good exercise or anything in particular to practice in photoshop that can help me improve on this?
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AGuide Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think more than anything, its whether or not you set your brushes up correctly. Using pen sensitivity is vital when it comes to the smoothness and fluidity of lines draw through a tablet. Also, using gaussian blur to smooth, or other blurs also helps.

There are many many factors that come into play when drawing lines, so if you're more specific about what the lines are for and what you plan on doing with them afterwards I believe I could answer more directly : ).
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, basically I want to have clean lines, probably of a medium to bold thickness that can "easily" be colored in later.
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AGuide Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Use a hard round brush with varying opacity, and pen sensitivity : ). black or brown works best as a color
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you just use that as you preset for every situation?
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AGuide Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep :), even while painting.
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Tetchist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah. draw more lines, dummy :la:
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
M'kay
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
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This is a good exercise to get fluidity in your drawings.
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, these all seem great.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This is also good for traditional, since its just drawing practice in general.
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Will do.
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KunichiMinamino Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are you using a mouse or tablet?

Either way, you can find tons of lineart tutorials around that might help. Most will be for tablets, but you're bound to find a few that'll have tips for a mouse too. The best thing I can tell you to do is just to practice. Find what tools work for you and use them, but everyone does it a little bit differently. So yeah.
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That's what I figured I should probably keep doing. I'm just so used to working with a pencil that drawing with a tablet, even after having it for awhile now, it still feels a bit awkward.
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KunichiMinamino Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I understand. I got mine not to long ago, it is hard to adjust. Something I was told to do was learn to use broad strokes and swiftly make my lines. If you try to draw slowly with a tablet it'll usually come out wonky, unlike a pencil you can control easier. Even the best tablet would pick up extra movement if you drew slow and your line wouldn't appear as smooth. Also, experiment with Photoshop (or whatever program you use) and the tablet's own settings. See what works for you, pen pressure and brush sizes, etc.
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