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lineart with the pen tool by acaraluv lineart with the pen tool by acaraluv
so lotsa people wanna know how I make my lineart so smooth with a mouse. there's really no secret, I just use the pen tool. xD

I hope this helps. I learned how to use the pen tool using a few other tutorials, so some of the techniques in here might be similar to other tutorials'

enjoy. If you have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to post them and i will help you.
I hope this is understandable <3

and please no more 'omghow do u do ur lineartZ?!?!?!!!!1!11oneone' thanks :3
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oh btw, this tutorial is for photoshop 7.0 and up. I dunno if it works for 6.0- DD:

edit +just like to say thanks for the DTF, comments, views, etc. I love you guys
by the way, method 2 + 3 don't work on photoshop 6 or lower
and elements doesn't have pentool. d00m
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Chansey123 Mar 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Omg… I've done so many pen tool tutorials and non of them go into the small little details to really get someone who is not very technical to understand what they are doing.  haha Thank you for making this tutorial!  I'm finally not entirely frustrated with the pen tool! You rock! 
Woooow, you can't imagine how much I love you for this tutorial! :love::tighthug:
Currently my Sai decided to crash and I can't replace it at the moment and I think I don't have to mention I do not have a tablet at the moment.. ^^;
So a big thank you! :hug:
Angelgalaxie Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!! <3
Ziggyman Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well done sir.
LarkoftheRiver Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Method 2 doesn't work in CS5... I'm trying and it doesn't come out whispy; it looks like method 3. Did you accidentally skip a step?
PichuYang Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Just keep stuck on the step after drew the curve line.
The photoshop disable me to use brush to do any edit on the layer where the curve line is.
Thank you for providing this resource to everyone! :)
TabathaZee Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Very helpful! I've seen quite a few tutorials one method one and two, but method three was never explained as clearly as this. Very nice complete tutorial and side-by-side comparison!
Jinchuruki-Gojira Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
gawd, thank you so much for making this! I've looked into so many other tutorials, and none of them ever make any sense.
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