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Thread: Need help drawing clean, precise black lines

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Need help drawing clean, precise black lines

    I like to draw pictures involving black smooth curves. See the attachment for example picture.

    Currently, in Art Rage studios, I have been using the ink tool to achieve this. However, I find it to be very difficult, a lot more difficult than with physical tools. I keep hitting ctrl z over and over again until I finally achieve a passable curve. The smoothing factor does help a little, but the problem is that it doesn't only "smooth" the line, but also "alters" it a lot. If I for example draw a circle, I end up with a lot smaller circle than what I actually drew.

    So, does anyone know an effective way to draw such smooth lines ? Or what techniques you use?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I believe you can get the lines you want by opening up the settings pod when in the ink pen tool. By setting the smoothing to 0% you may find that stops AR from altering the lines you are trying to draw.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Yes. I use presets like Harsh Multiply with 0% for Smoothing and prefer it much much more compared to the presets.
    Check out and submit to the thread on Watercolor WIPs in Artrage-- lots of good tips and conversation
    My YouTube video tutorial series- How to Paint with Watercolors in Artrage
    Try out the free
    Artrage Pen-Only Toolbar to improve your workflow and reduce clutter
    List of other good tutorials on using watercolors in Artrage
    List of good sticker sprays for watercolor effects in Artrage

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Hi Randolf, I have to go to the upper tool bar and use the blur tool-just a fraction. I will duplicate the layer and try different effects, such as watercolor and merge with the original layer.

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