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    Picking up pen. HELP!!!! paintinng too much!

    I watched a video tutorial from here http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=66516

    and I realized that some people are able to pick up their pen while painting and the paint didnt overlap! HOW? I dunno, because im used to every time i pick up my pen and go over that same area it just gets darker and makes it look ugly and unclean.

    anyone know what im talking about?

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    - turn off pen pressure in the brush palette
    - a hard brush gives even strokes and sharp edges
    - brush blending mode usually set to "normal" so you don't get the build up effect like what you were getting

    In the sample you linked up to...If you plan on doing a lot of flat coloring I personally find it efficient to use a lasso or wand to select and filling it with with bucket, as opposed to brushing in for the big spaces.

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    hi,
    i didn't undertstand about blending, i can't find it.
    i mean the more softer the brush the bigger blending, but is it possible to do it on a hard brush? can you blend so you won't have darkerharp line what the brush opacity is less than 100%?

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    Blending techniques are adequately discussed with samples and settings here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=47859


    i didn't undertstand about blending, i can't find it.
    Picking up pen. HELP!!!! paintinng too much!

    can you blend so you won't have darkerharp line what the brush opacity is less than 100%?
    Yes. But with the style you're going for, flat coloring (kinda like how many comic books are colored), you'll usually need to blend by color and value at full opacity. Check out the step by step in this blog: http://stevehamaker.blogspot.com/200...photoshop.html

    The blending using low opacity is another technique. It's more painterly than flat coloring. If you go to the digital painting thread you'll see how this works.

    Good luck.

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    Flip; IMO best way to color ANY lines are to set the blending mode to Multiply (Set the line layer to that.) Then put it on top, and color underneath it. Viola.

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    Sorry but I forgot to say thank you for the responces and felt bad for I was just now able to read this thread again. Thanks!

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