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Gimp Tutorial - Soft Shading by chex-mix Gimp Tutorial - Soft Shading by chex-mix
Lineart Tutorial
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I finally got off and decided to finish this. So yay. Enjoy~ The character I depicted is Amaterasu from Okami, epic video game on ps2 hahah.

UPDATED! - 9/9/10
AAaaa.. much better now. It's short and simple, but I think this method is really good for both beginners and more advanced artists! ;p

Hope you guys like!

Feel free to comment with any question :)

Since the old version featured a different method, you can still find it here: img826.imageshack.us/img826/21…
warning: super old art lmao

:sun: HEYYYYY HERE'S THE FINISHED VERSION OF THE DRAWING FEATURED HEREEE: fav.me/d2ydfjm

Note: this tutorial is from 2010! If any part of it is outdated let me know and I will update this tutorial.
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:icongoldfish911:
goldfish911 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I'm guessing I should have the bucket tool set to something? I don't get how an empty color layer could be filled very easily...
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:iconthelimitisinfinite:
thelimitisinfinite Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This probably sounds stupid, but I've never done lineart before.
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But how do you just color inside the lines. My color is just covering the linart and the background so its all grey. :[

Help! *screams and runs in circles*
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:iconaldoggah:
Aldoggah Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make sure you invert the selection.
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:icongrey-wolf1:
Grey-Wolf1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's amazing, nice tutorial, very helpful. And your ending picture is cool as well. Thanks again ^_^
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:iconhorsewolfy:
Horsewolfy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
i have a really silly question...but how do you view your layers? and how do you colour over the lineart without colouring over, if you know what i mean.
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:iconneon-hoof-beat:
Neon-Hoof-Beat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Press 'Ctrl + L' and a dockable Layers screen will pop up. To get a new layer press 'Ctrl + Shift + N'. You put the lineart on the 'top' layer and colour on any layers below that. If you need anything else, I suggest googling it, it's usually explained much better over there ^.^

Hopefully this helped! :)
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:iconnutrea:
Nutrea Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I have a quetion. After you use the fuzzy select to grow and invert, how do you turn it off?
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you must go to
Select > none select
( i have the german version so I don't know wht it called in english but I hope it helped)
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:iconnutrea:
Nutrea Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :aww:
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:iconkoutetsuban:
Koutetsuban Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helped a lot in my search for a new style. Thanks! :D
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:iconcaninetherapy:
CanineTherapy Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
OMG FUCKING FINALLY

THANK YOU

I KNOW HOW TO USE THE FUCKING FEATHER TOOL NOW
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:iconlovechico:
LoveChico Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Who very great !
It's amaterasu from the game Okmai :D
Thanks for the tut ^^
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:iconheavensangelgoddess:
HeavensAngelGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Nice :D
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:iconkadeba:
Kadeba Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha!i love you now<3 thanks alot hun<3 haha time to try it ;3
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:iconasbruff:
asbruff Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
i absolutely should buy a tablet..
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:icontaffysmokey:
taffysmokey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful tutorial! Thanks
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:iconpandaddict:
PandAddict Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
THANK YOU for the tutorial! xD I tried finding a tutorial on shading and I usually didn't get it and... I got this one! Thanks, this is gonna be very useful for me. >_<
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:iconookami-shojo:
ookami-shojo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
THAAAAAAAANNNNNKKKK YYOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!! VERY helpful, both of them :) I didn't know how to do line art at all, sssoooooo, you're awesome :)
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:iconicadaverini:
iCadaverini Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute tutorial~ I LOVE Okami~ <3
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:iconsomeguyfromcrowd:
Someguyfromcrowd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Pretty nice. Saved me a lot of pain with the "lineart OVER color" order :P

*resumes staring at screen to obtain results*
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:iconsimpsonspuppy:
Simpsonspuppy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I cant so the darker tones of shading cause it wont appear, Yes, I duplicated the color layer but it wont pop up.
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:iconchex-mix:
chex-mix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
omg, this tutorial is so old D:
I'll have the new one up either today or tomorrow, so check back and if you have still have questions feel free to ask :}
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:iconsimpsonspuppy:
Simpsonspuppy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Okay.
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:iconpuppet9876:
puppet9876 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
ahh! thank you for this tutorial! I've been filling in those white dots one at a time and it's a pain! *happy*
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:iconchex-mix:
chex-mix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
No problem!
If you wanna check back in a couple of days, I'll have the updated version of this tutorial up ;p It'll have /much/ improved art and probably be a little more helpful!
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:iconpuppet9876:
puppet9876 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Okay! I'll try to remember :P
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:iconrosie756:
rosie756 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks for this upload! I found it very helpful. :D
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:iconrocz:
ROCZ Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
when I'm on my color layer I can't select any areas I want to color. do I have to be on the lineart layer?
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:iconmgamerdoodles:
mgamerdoodles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question (a really stupid one): How do you CHOOSE a color? I can't find it! *sob*
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:iconchex-mix:
chex-mix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
use the dropper tool xP
It looks like the thing you squeeze eye drops out of or something.
then click on whatever color you want to select : D
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:iconmgamerdoodles:
mgamerdoodles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, thanks!
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:iconrampant-wolf:
Rampant-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Awesome thanx!
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:iconreveryofangels:
reveryofangels Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for uploading it~
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:iconkalila-chan:
Kalila-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awsome!! Im gonan try this and see if my pics look better
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:iconmeetah12:
meetah12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
=This is very good! I would try it out, but my scanner won't work so, oh well. I just have one question. I need help on how to delete the border around text. Like that yellow and black flashing border that you can't un-select. I need help with that. Thanks anyways! I hope you continue!
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:iconchex-mix:
chex-mix Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
sorry for the way late reply...
but if you still have this problem, the border around text isn't delete-able, unfortunately. It'll show up whenever you work on the image, but if you view the image outside the gimp you won't see it (:
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:iconelectricmudkip:
Electricmudkip Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
That's the layer boundary. You can't delete it without deleting the text.
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:iconmeetah12:
meetah12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks to both you and Chex-mix... I've been wondering about that for a while!
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:icontuulikala:
tuulikala Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awshum! 'w' ty!
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:iconstarangelx:
StarAngelX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Thanks for putting this up I'm still new to GIMP so this is easy to learn.
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:iconcitrus-owl:
Citrus-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks for making this tutorial. My art looks slightly better now. :D
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:iconthecuttlefishcaptain:
TheCuttlefishCaptain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This helped me so much! I used to take hours to color/shade my drawings :D

And when I used to shade it I never thought to use the blur tool -.-;

Thanks a lot :D
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:iconreal-live-lover:
real-live-lover Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! last night i tried to color my first picture on gimp, i think it took me about five hours - if i would have read your tutorial before i would have saved a lot of time.
thanks again.
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:iconvioletskullroses:
VioletSkullRoses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
where do you find the dialog> Layers? I'm having some trouble finding it.
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:iconchex-mix:
chex-mix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
if you have the newer version, go to Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Layers to get them :)
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:iconvioletskullroses:
VioletSkullRoses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oh okay thanx ^^
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:iconcookiehalo:
Cookiehalo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow thanks for the Tips XD ill try them, they seem easier than the way i am doing it now :XD:
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:iconeternalwolfspirit:
EternalWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Thanks so much. :3 It's helped me a lot, both this, and your lineart tut. ^^
Thank you.
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:icondarkuchiha7777:
darkuchiha7777 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
hahaha..... we both do the same method.... ^______^:headbang:
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