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    how to get clean lines in painter using a cintiq

    I just bought a cintiq 12wx and have never used one before this. I was trying to bring in some sketches and do some line work, I trace over them slowly like I would with a real pen, but i keep getting these nasty jittery lines.


    I am trying to achieve nice clean lines such as this
    how to get clean lines in painter using a cintiq

    Any tips?


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    Work large then shrink it, your lines will look a lot cleaner. 4x larger than the posted size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Work large then shrink it, your lines will look a lot cleaner. 4x larger than the posted size.
    That makes sense :o

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    Depends on the brush your using, perhaps try using liquid ink variants, or some of the pen variants, they offer similar effects

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfuture View Post
    I was trying to bring in some sketches and do some line work, I trace over them slowly like I would with a real pen, but i keep getting these nasty jittery lines.
    There is a damping system in Painter that allows to smooth your jittery lines. You can increase in the spacing panel (window menu/brush controls/spacing) the damping percentage (try 100% and a bit less if it is too much). It is not as good as the PaintTool SAI system but it can maybe help a little bit.

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    Try using the scratchboard brush. We use it all the time for at live events and it works wonders. Very clean lines that can be created very quickly. You can see some of the samples using this technique on live digital caricatures.

    Scott

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    My comp crashed and after I rebooted all my drawings were pixelated like you're talking about.

    You can change the canvas properties. In canvas click "resize" then uncheck "constrain file" then bump the pixels per inch to around 400. This will make ALL the lines smoother

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    Artgerm is using the Cover pencil with slight tweaking to make it darker. If you zoom into his high res drawings, you can see sometimes it's not that smooth and also he makes a lot of sweeps so the lines are cleaner and smoother. It's just when it's zoom out it looks real clean.

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