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    [Gimp] How do you make smooth lineart?

    Hey I was wondering how you make smooth lineart in gimp? I can't seem to figure it out. Everytime I do lineart, it looks really rough. Anyone know what to do? =/

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    All I can think of is just using the path tool over all your lines and make sure you have anti-alias (I think that's how it's spelled) on.

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    Use Inkscape instead. It is great for vector drawing and allows for some basic colouring as well. Then use GIMP for the pixel manipulation.

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    I like to decrease the opacity of my brush and then go over lines zoomed in several times. gets that nice varying thickness line look

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    I made a tutorial here
    http://samwhelan.deviantart.com/art/...7662419?q=&qo=
    hope this helps

    the main thing is to use a very large canvas
    and scale it down afterwards
    this can hide a lot of flaws

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    I've been struggling with this problem myself. Try switching to the Ink tool - it makes much smoother lines, and the size-pressure control is better if you're using a tablet.

    (You'll have to change the settings to get rid of the calligraphy look - set everything at zero except Size, which should be about 1.0 in Adjustment and 0.8 in Sensitivity. Also, brush shape should be the default circle.)

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