Line Art Tutorial

Published on November 21, 2013 by in AoV, Tutorial

Tutorial by Jelane Tamayo

Line art is any image that consists of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain) background, without gradations in shade (darkness) or hue (color) to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects. Line art can use lines of different colors, although line art is usually monochromatic. (Source: Wikipedia)

This Line Art tutorial was done with Photoshop, and knowledge with Photoshop’s pentool is necessary.

1. Open the photo on Photoshop.

Create a new layer and name it “Light”. This is to help you clearly see the original image and at the same time see the new lines that you are going to create. Set the layer’s opacity to 50% depending on the light that you’ll need.

2. Set the brush’s setting. Click on your Paint brush tool first and adjust the brush presets.

I usually use this kind of set-up for my brush in creating line arts.

Control: Fade; 250
Minimum Diameter: 25-30%

3. Create a new layer and start tracing the image with pentool.

Now, Right Click and Select Stroke Path

Make sure that the tool is equal to brush so that we can apply what we set-up on the brush preset. Since this is a line art we need to vary the thickness of the line.

Now create the whole image layer.

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Final Image. This is how your final line art image will look like:




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