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SUPER Cleaning up Line-art Tutorial by AtlasArtifex SUPER Cleaning up Line-art Tutorial by AtlasArtifex
The super duper long guide to cleaning up lineart and separating it from the background tutorial.

It took me a long time to figure out how to do this. My lineart is so messy that I had to tweak and change eight other tutorials on this topic. It might not be the fastest or best way but it sure worked for me!

This is for PHOTOSHOP CS5

This is the piece that was worked on:

Enjoy!

Tutorial by (c) *AtlasArtifex
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:icontaina-dos:
Taina-dOS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THAAAANK YOU!!!! You just saved my life!!! :D
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha np!
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:iconjugger07:
jugger07 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
when you are not treated like you thought... you are tricked into it
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:iconjugger07:
jugger07 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
i like the concept of the long drawn out solution
i went so dry in the well i was minus a laptop for 6 -12 months
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
?
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:iconjugger07:
jugger07 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
you can delete the posts that i wrote... i wasn't myself that day
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Am going to give this a try!
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
good luck!
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:icondrmarvelous:
DrMarvelous Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNKKKKK YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUU!!!!! ^^
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha aaaw you're so welcome!
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:iconatexay:
AtexAy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use this with ink XD
but I had excellents results ::D
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaw yey! glad I could help <3
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:iconatexay:
AtexAy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconbusterwolfdragon:
busterwolfdragon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool i will use this next time! ;)
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
YEY :la:
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:iconmiouwwww:
Miouwwww Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hmm why don't you draw the lineart on the computer? much cleaner and easier^^
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I do normally, but I sometimes just like the pencil line look, or, I like drawing traditionally. It's an artistic choice.
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:iconmiouwwww:
Miouwwww Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
kk :)
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:iconabbyanna:
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial!
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
not a problem :heart:
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH!!! YOU HAVE JUST!....you have fixed a major problem for me..you are officially awesome
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! I'm glad that this will help you! I know it took me forever to figure this out. All the other tutorials were like, partial information >.>
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thankyou sooooo much for sharing your invaluable wisdom:)
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:hug: aaw! :blush: not a problem it was fun to do!
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:icontheumbraartist:
TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well that would have made it a plus...oh and the actuall pick of the guy fighting the wolves is wicked XD
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks! could have done the wolves better but I got lazy. I've been in a people tangent lately so I was mostly focused on the dude
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TheUmbraArtist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well he looks great
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why thank you :bow:
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:iconrickperil:
RickPeril Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tut! Thanks
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
np!
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xXDarkRaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful! thanks so much <3
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:glomp: glad you think so!
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:iconxxdarkraven:
xXDarkRaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most def!!
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Bioluminous Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I use the Select-inverse tool, as well! :D

I don't do all the crazy stuff before hand though... too lazy XD

Plus I tend to jack the contrast up high enough that the grain of hte paper vanishes anyways when I scan :P
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha true. :\
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:iconbioluminous:
Bioluminous Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That and I've taken to drawing on my tablet these days... saves paper, which saves both trees AND money. Everyone wins. Except the company who MAKES the sketchbooks but... well. C'est la vie.
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
not really. the trees are going to be made into something regardless of supply and demand. We're taught that its a perfect system when its not really :P
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Bioluminous Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ahaha, yeah. that and recycling does more damage to the environment via the chemicals that are used to purify the materials. I am very aware XD

(it's a sentimental thing D:)

That and sketchbooks are heavy! I carry a nice moleskine for sketching, but as far as finished pieces its just easier for me to have my laptop and tablet than the chunky things I prefer for the paper quality :P
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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah they are encombersome >.>
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BrittBailey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D:< Why didn't you post this earlier!? >: | Not amused because I love this so much, I'm going to use it.
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hahaha i just did it this morning !!!
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:iconbrittbailey:
BrittBailey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You punk! P: lol
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha XD
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:iconatlas231:
Atlas231 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Clever!
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why thank you!
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you this is very very helpfull!! :happybounce:
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woot np! ^_^
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