Smooth Lines In Photoshop | 5 Ways To Get Smooth Lines In Photoshop | Tutorial

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5 Ways To Get Smooth Lines In Photoshop | Tutorial


Hey, what’s going on, guys? Does the backyard is here back with another video and today? I’m gonna show you five ways to get smoother cleaner and crispier looking lines in Photoshop, so lets. Get right into it, okay, So for this video. I’m gonna make the final sketch for the drawing that I was making. This is Ishigami sanku from the anime. Dr. Swann’s. It’s gonna be coming out in a few days. Yeah, if you’re if you’re already a subscriber, we should probably already have watched the video. If you don’t then click on the top right hand corner to watch it. Okay, So the tip number one is do not use the included footage of hard brush and the reason for that is the hard brush that comes with. Photoshop, it’s too sharp, And you need something that has more rough kind of. Look, so let me show you what I mean. So this is the hard run. Brush you see how, like sharp it is. And if you’re trying to draw something like this and you make an error, it’s gonna be super hard to fix it if you’re gonna be using something like what I’m gonna be using. Which is the sketch to. We’re gonna be absolutely fine because this brush has a really rough. Look, so as you can see already, it is not a sharp brush at all. So if you make some mistake any one and go fix it. Let’s say you made a mistake. It didn’t look circular and you want to fix it? You can easily do something that’s and various. Just part You see what I mean? No one’s gonna notice, but if you’re trying to do the same with the hard round brush is gonna be super difficult and it might look kind of evident that you did that. So yeah, that’s the tip number one by the way this brush you can find this. In the description down below, it was not created by me but screwed by a guy called. Johnny six. I found him on deviant Art and his page will be linked down in the description below. Okay, so now is the time for tip number. Two so tip number two is to use the smooth tool where you can find that is right here and you can see. It says smoothing and it’s set to 20% That’s what I use it at. And if you want, you can increase it to 100% or decrease it to 0% Usually it sounds it’s already. It’s always at the right. I believe when you when the Photoshop is first open. So let me show you the difference between a 0% smoothing in 100% smoothie. So let’s say I want to draw some cross hatching something like this, you see it doesn’t. Look too good. It looks like I use my hand, which I did, and let’s put it to 100 cent and let’s draw the exact same thing. So now you see the difference, it looks more straight and that is because I use the smoothing tool and the problem with the smoothing tool is that you don’t have enough control, so let’s say you want to draw a line between this point and this point. So if you try to do that, it’s not gonna, it’s not gonna reach it like I drew it till there, but it didn’t reach it there as if you set it to zero. Let’s say you’re gonna pass it so like you need to see where you wanna go and how much smoothing you wanna set, So let’s say 20 percent 30 there. You go, it’s pretty much perfect, but what? I want so yeah, that’s the tip number to use the smooth tool. So now it’s time for tip number 3 and tip number 3 is to use the string tool and liquify for the lines that you aren’t able to get smooth lets. Say, you want to draw something a little bigger. Let’s say you want to draw this mouth and you aren’t able to get this weird smile. You’re trying your best, but you can’t get it. So what you can do is use the pull-string mode and follow this. It’s not gonna be perfect to be honest here, you so. I’m gonna be perfect, but you can fix this easily. Go to filter and then fix it. You can also show backdrop. So you can see if you’re doing it fine or not. Yeah, that’s how you do it so. I don’t really do a good job here, but I know you can do better so with that, saying, let’s move on to tip number four and tip number four is to cross your lines and use the eraser. So let me tell you what? I mean, by that, so let’s say you wanted to draw this jacket and you can do it. In a single stroke, it’s still on the pull-string mode, So I’m gonna deflect it and go to the normal mode. So yeah, so let’s say you wanted to draw this jacket part here, but you can get the whole line. These cool edges, and you’re still getting some these some of these parts, and you don’t want to erase this. So what you can do instead without spending too much time is just go and powerchute, and that’s how you do it, so whenever you overshoot, you’re gonna find some sharp edges and you might be thinking that this doesn’t look good, but just hear me out for a second. You can easily fix this just because we are using this brush. If you’re if you want, you can create the look that you want. You see this. This isn’t much sharpen. It looks pretty good, actually. By the way some of you might find this brush a bit too a bit too transparent. So what you can do is after you’ve completed your sketch, Just go to the layer and choose duplicate. It’s gonna get done. See, there’s no like it used to be like this, so that’s that’s the that’s the tip. I’m gonna give for Tip Number. Four is [Music] everything else you don’t want? So that’s how I draw most of my lines doing this because this takes way less time than just making a line and then undo and then making a line again and then undo and then making a line again and then undo and keep doing that until get the perfect line, and that’s not the ideal way to do stuff. So now we move on to tip number five and the tip number five is to use the rotate tool. Let me tell you how important it is, so our hands naturally rest in a position where you draw lines like this, and it’s harder to draw good vertical and horizontal pretty much have problem with vertical lines. It’s really hard to get it really good or going, but instead if you just rotate your canvas in sideways, it’s gonna be much easier to get that one. You have to try it for yourself. – no, actually, because everyone has a different angle of join and some somebody uses left hand, so I can. I can’t guarantee that you and I have to tilt it this way. Some people might need to tilt it this way and some people just gonna tilt it and your angle. I don’t know about that, but just try and use the rotate tool because I I don’t always use the normal position to drive it, and I usually rotate now since I’m on this point. I’m just gonna say if you’re like if you have a screen tablet for drawing digital digital drawings like an iPad or Wacom Cintiq or something like that you can, you can easily rotate with your hands if you have touch enabled or something on that. I don’t know, and if you don’t have a Cintiq and you have a drawing pad tablet like I do you press R for rotate, but what I do here is. I have one of my tablet buttons to our. So whenever I press our, I can just rotate easily and when I’m done, I have nabbed another button for B that is brush so I can easily switch between a brush in the rotate tool, So let’s say I want to draw this, but I just want to wrote itself, wouldn’t bear in and draw and then wrote it a bit and then draw and wrote it a bit and then draw, That’s how I do it. I like to make these sounds. Is you guys like to hear? That is just annoying. Alright, okay, now that I have given you all the five tips that I had. I’m gonna finish this sketch and show you the time lapse of how I used all these methods, and I’m gonna use all of them, But most of them to finish this drawing, so see you at the end of the Time-lapse [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause]. You [Music] okay, so here? It is, here’s the end result. And I hope you like this video. I used most of these tips that I gave you guys, and it helped me a lot everyday in my drawing, and I hope it does to you as well, so thanks for watching and see you in the next one [Music] [Applause] [Music].