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V. Tut. Extra - Vexel lineart by tsukishoujo V. Tut. Extra - Vexel lineart by tsukishoujo
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Previous part [introduction]: [link]

Alternative part [vector lineart]: [link]

Next part [coloring]: [link]

Please remember that if you use this method for the lineart, your artwork is not a vector - it's a vexel. So put it in Vexel gallery, 'kay? ^^

If you're wondering why I'm submitting new version of this part of my tutorial again [instead of editing the old version] - that's because the old one was reported a few days ago and deleted. Yeah, some idiot apparently decided that using an anime screenshot in a tutorial is a case of art theft :aww: I wish he [or she] waited two more days - I was in the middle of working on a new version when I read that note about deletion, lol xD Or they could just report all parts [three other also had anime screenshots] - that way I would submit all of them again.

Funny thing, when a few months ago I asked Vector Gallery Director, ^Ikue if it's okay to use a screenshot [I was a little concerned about this], he said it's fine. Well, apparently it's not... You know, dA admins should finally make up their minds and stick to their own policy instead of confusing people.

Anyways, here's a brand new version, with [hopefully] better explanation and a sketch instead of a screenshot as a reference picture. Thank you, =Washu-M for letting me use your drawing ^^ :glomp:

If there are any parts you find unclear, please don’t hesitate to comment. I’ll try to explain it for you once again in different words, if possible.

Also, I’ll be more than happy to see your own vectors, made with the help of this tutorial. ^.^
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:iconcletssimple:
cletssimple Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can i have a Photoshop brush plug-ins? :D
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icyzappy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get to this tool in Photoshop Elements?
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r3mmel Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahaha i can't find the picture of urahara. :| i want to testing the tutorial. too bad for me
but thanks to your tutorial men! keep it up! \m/
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MetallicToasterAcid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much X3
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VegasUnderground Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I have created 3 pieces so far using the shape layers method. I have been using Photoshop for years, and I have done the vexel method before but it has been many years since I have, probably 4 or 5 at least. These series of tutorials were a great refresher, and because of it I was FINALLY able to draw decent looking eyes. I did my 3 images at a size of 2560x1440 all on shape layers, and they look great, well, there high quality I mean, im not trying to make myself out to be cocky or full of myself!

Thanks again.
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Teremiao Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I apologize in advance for the dumb question ^^;
(and very, very sorry for my awful english ^^;)

When you talk about "wallpape size" do you mean the resolution (75 dpi usually) or the actual dimension of the image (for example 1024x768, one of the most used)

Your tutorials are just great!! :dance:
They're really useful, the better I ever seen so far! Thank you very much!!
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dixiekasilke Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A very clear and concise tutorial, that should finally get me started on vectors. Many thanks!!! ;)
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jabala Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
thanks for the tut. imma gonna start dabbling vector/vexel in a few...
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
No problem, glad I could help :w00t:
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Tyranic Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Thanks very much! Easy to understand and follow along. Well done!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
No problem, glad you like it ^^
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Nika-Tachikawa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
this tutorial was AWEASOME! It helped me like hell, really, I've tried to use photoshop pen tool for a long time and only now I could succed :)
so thank you a lot1 this was really helpfull for me and I'm sure it would be helpfull for a lot of people too!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I'm really glad you like it :w00t: Have fun vectoring :D
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Nika-Tachikawa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
you're welcome! and thank you :D
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Hakutenshi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god, thank you! I was searching so long for a tutorial even the last noob does understand (because hell, I can be reaaaly dense sometimes XD) and now I've found it!
It's an awesome tutorial :D Thank you so much x333~
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Sorry for such a late reply... Anyways, I'm glad I could help <3 Have fun vectoring!
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Hakutenshi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I do :D
thanks ^^
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Melian-Alcarime Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The lineart can appear much more crisp this way if you stroke with a smaller sized brush (not simulating pen pressure) then a larger one (simulating pen pressure). I never delete the paths, though, so that I can resize it later (or at least, before I begin coloring).

Was too time-consuming for me though, so I gave up on vector lineart in favor of spending more time on the actual painting part.
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Dioma Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
How can there be a vexel method when a vexel is a vector saved in jpeg or any other format than can't be resized without quality loss?
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tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Since when? xD If your definition was correct, why would there even be a vector category on dA, as opposed to vexel one? After all, you CAN'T submit a vector here in a format that would allow resizing without quality loss. So what you're saying is that all the submissions in vector category, saved in jpg or png, aren't vectors :)

What matters isn't the final format, but whether you can resize original file or not - in case of PS, psd file. With this method, you can't. With the other lineart method, you can resize it 'till your computer crashes.

Both vector and vexel are a medium and while sometimes it may difficult to tell the difference, having only a jpg/png file and not the original one, they're definitely not the same thing, with a difference only in file formats. Most importantly, vexel incorporates both vector and raster elements and that's why it can't be resized without quality loss. It's not a 'vector saved in jpg'. There's much more to vexeling than that.

If what I wrote above doesn't convince you, just ask Vector or Vexel Gallery Directors. I'm sure they'll give you a much better explanation xD
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Dioma Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Since the "vexel" term was invented. My definition comes from vexels.net, a site that was dedicated to nothing but vexels.
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papercranesx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Thankyou so much, your tutorial helped me to learn vector. It was simple and very easy to follow :)
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
No problem, glad I could help :D
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Atalases Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
I had no idea I could cheat at lines like this! Oh. My. God. This is like a god mode of Photoshop! You've kept your secrets for too long!!!

By the way; great tutorial, very very well played...

:hug:
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thank you :D Yeah, pen tool can be very helpful if you know how to use it properly ^^
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killerlepord Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgosh, Thank you for this! I was having a hard time figuring out how to do lineart with the pen tool on ps. : D You've helped me out A LOT!
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
No problem, I'm really glad I could help :aww:
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killerlepord Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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Nin-Wolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student General Artist
thanks a lot for this turotial ^^ it helped me alot :D
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
No problem ^^
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TeenCat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
'congratulations, first line!'
Lol you can be fine in sooooo many ways, doesn't matter what you do X3
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tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Lol, I'm glad you think so :D
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TeenCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
I meant funny >.> my bad.
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Mareo-and-Anime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
XDDDDD Thank you very much! I can now Vector Things! ^___________________________^
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
No problem, have fun vectoring :D
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AtomicKitten13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Świetny tutorial! <3 Na pewno mi się przyda. xD
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Dzięki, starałam się ;P
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AtomicKitten13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student General Artist
<3 :heart:
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:iconazley:
Azley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cool tutorial :thumbsup:
Not going to say it's useful for me =p but it sure is for beginners - really well written and easy to understand! :thumbsup:
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I really hope so xD maybe now people will stop asking me the same questions over and over again ^^;
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:iconazley:
Azley Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tutorials as virtual self-defense? Now thats cool :XD:
Need to overwork mine too (wanna make pdf's in english and german)
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TomatoBisque Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Informative and interesting. I didn't realize the difference between vexel and vector :XD: They're actually way more different than I had thought D8 *goes to try this out*

And that's poopy about getting the tut deleted, especially since it stated in the comments that the gallery director said it was okay. But oh well, D8, I suppose.
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tsukishoujo Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Yay for late replies... ^^; I finally started cleaning that huge huge mess in my message box and I swear I haven't seen some of those comments before *fail*

I'm not sure if I'm right about that vexel thingy xD All I know is what I've read in VectorLovers journal ;P

And yeah, those tutorials getting delated made me stop caring for dA that much -_-'
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TomatoBisque Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahaha yey indeed! <3

Ah I see, oh well.

:XD: Well said.
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sketchedmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial! gonna have to try it out once I actully install photoshop onto me comp XD
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:icontsukishoujo:
tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thanks ^^ Have fun vectoring :D
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sketchedmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!!:Dthanks:D!!
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dragonflyillusion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
More tutorial! :w00t: You're tutorials really help people, including me! :hug: I learned how to vector from your tutorials! :D
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tsukishoujo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Aww I'm glad you like them :hug:
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DeMoN8EyE Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: hhmmm,,, veeeery useful
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