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    Red face Setting up graphics tablet for painting question. please help!

    Hi!

    Am new here, and I just got a wacom 6x8 graphics tablet (grapphire). I have a background in art and graphic design, so I'm extremely familiar with photoshop and other graphics programs. But I have been fiddling around with it for a few weeks now. All the plain lineart that I've done so far has lines that have no definition to them. (the best way I can describe it is, when drawing a straight line, the line is the consistent width from start to finish, instead of tapering off where the line begins and ends because of pressure sensitivity-- the way I've seen it in a lot of tutorials here). I've tried mimicking the settings on some tutorials to see if it makes a difference on how my sketchlines look. They just look bulky and unnatractive no matter what I try.

    Are there any particular starting out tips or specific settings I should set my pen to so I get more realistic sketch lines? Or is there a thread I missed that anyone might direct my attention to? Please reply!

    Hi! I'm Julia, btw.


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    Yeah mate I know what you mean.

    For size jitter:
    click the brush tab and tick and highlight the "shape dynamics" tab and set the size jitter to pen pressure, leave at (0%)

    also do this.

    Opacity jitter:
    Then again tick and highlight the "other dynamics" and set opacity jitter to "pen pressure" and leave at (0%)

    And just mess around with those settings. I'm only new to it myself.

    Hope this helps Liana

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    drawing in PS is like drawing on a whiteboard.. friction is virtually non existent. make sure you loosen your wrist and let the lines flow a little. as for technical settings sounds like 4ntimatter hit it spot on. Sounds like shape dynamic issue, (this will let your pressure control the width of your lines)

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    Thumbs up thanks!

    yeah, that worked! thanks guys! more my settings I hope to post art up soon!

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    Looking forward to seeing some of your art Liana.

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