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Tutorial- Separating Line art by AstroZerk Tutorial- Separating Line art by AstroZerk
My 1st tutorial! I decided to take advantage of my latest deviation and screen capped a shit load of what I was doing lol.

This is For separating Line art from background art to making coloring easier. Other people use Multiply to color their pictures without messing up the line art which is fine, but I use this technique specifically for when I color line art which is another tutorial I'm gonna post up later.

Coming Up:
Cel shading my way-
Colored lines-
Metals-

The character being used is from left 4 dead and owned by Valve
But I drew him here XP
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Mirror-Eyes Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Hey thanks!!! Mighty cool that you took the time to post this!!!!
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WindDrifter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I must be missing something. When I get to the new layer bit and try to alt + backspace my artwork appears but inverted(white lines with black background) I think the issue is in the step about getting just your lineart selected. I hold ctrl and click the screen but it doesn't select my pencil lines. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. BTW great tutorial, clear and concise(despite my inability to make it work)
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Variant-B Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thanks, this works fantastic, and you were very clear in the tutorial, I was never confused as I followed it. Good job!
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darkrose8519 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be a great tutorial if I didn't have to wade through all the extra little comments and remarks throughout.
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My bad.
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beastboy252 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hope we can eventually see those other tutorials you had planned, the stuff you do is seriously awesome.
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middaymoonpoet Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
:D i wish i wasnt a computer noob!
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bd670816 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
good job!
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Paardjee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love you for making this!! I always make my line art with photoshop on a new layer but this time I accidentally made it on my background layer . I didn't notice it so did some other stuff and then I couldn't take enough steps backword to fix it. Thank you thank you thank you!! :la:
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Kirsten1726 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Aw I cant get this to work =(
It wont let me select the lines v.v
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Is it after you paste the lines on the alpha layer? If so you Click you mouse ON the layer you paste it on and it should select the line art.
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Kirsten1726 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Ohh! On the layer, not the drawing ^.^
Thanks :hug:
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're Welcome
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Ohh I can 't wait to see your other tutorials.
You did a great job explaining this tutorial. :lol:
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Your welcome! :D
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Shadowangel712 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I told you tutorials would be easier to understand if you did them :D

Nice job for your first tutorial. I really like how you broke it down.
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Simple-shadow Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
oh my god! I can't even tell you how much i love you for making a tutorial!
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D
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Simple-shadow Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
seriously though, good job!
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crazyhighlander Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOSH.
THAT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW.
I LOVE YOU. <3

xD

I've been trying to figure out a way to do that, recently, because I've been using more traditional lineart (because I'm lazy and I hate doing lineart in photoshop lol). I was using multiply, but like you said, you can't color the lines that way! Which is not something I always do (again, lazy), but I like to have the option available.

And now I know! xD I'll have to try that out next time, haha. Thanks for sharing! It actually sorta makes sense now. :heart:
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sure no problem =)
I actually don't mind helping people cause I really like seeing myself and other people grow with their art.
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crazyhighlander Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I couldn't agree more. xD
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Gullacass Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
OMG YES!!!
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riku-gurl Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial! This is so helpful. I can't wait to see the next few :D
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Apollyna Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I normally do multiply only when it's traditional lines, and then just move the lines layer to the top if I've done them digitally.

This method is good, but sometimes (mostly with rough-ish traditional work) it leaves white spots and etcetcetc.

Super tutorial! I like the green.
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, When I was using multiply and wanted colored lines I had to digitally trace over the lines I wanted colored @___< which was a pain..
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Apollyna Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouch. x3
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AtomicRay Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student Filmographer
Very helpfull :)
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blackphoenixRico Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
so thats how it done interesing
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