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Hey Guys... I just had a question for all of you...

Typically when working with my tablet I work in Photoshop with the brush tool to make my lines. But I'm trying to get cleaner lines and I wanted to know where to start.

Should I use the pen tool in photoshop and the paths, and do you use freehand pen tool or actually make each curve seperatly?

Should I try Illustrator? In illustrator... do you use the brush tool? With what sort of tip... I imagine it would be a really tapered artist brush but I'm not sure.

Just wondering... or if you do something that I didn't mention at all let me know. I'm just looking for a different way to make cleaner marks easier.

Thanks!
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    278 weeks ago
    i use pen tool in photoshop if i want to make clean lines.

    here are some tutorials scattered across the internetz regarding paths, making designs.

    http://blog.jimiyo.com/?p=1

    http://shirt.woot.com/forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2031765&PageIndex=1&ReplyCount=70#post2033114

    http://www.youtube.com/user/jimiyodotcom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE_uNNlolvM&feature=channel_page
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    278 weeks ago
    Pen tool all the way bro. It'll take a while to suss it out but once you do you'll never look back.
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    278 weeks ago
    i would suggest using the pen tool in illustrator -- my weapon of choice ;)
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    278 weeks ago
    Thanks guys! And Jimi especially... I've just spent dunno how many hours watching all your videos and being thoroughly amused by them!
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    278 weeks ago
    I think the best lines are in illustrator, clean lines at least using the pen tool with the outline color selected. But personally I prefer scanning in pencil or pen then using psd or ai as a cleaner.
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    278 weeks ago
    I do everything in Illustrator with the brush tool.

    I usually make a thin, medium & thick brush. Be sure to set the diameter equal to the variation on the last setting and set it as a pressure sensitive. I used to use brush pens/ink, but I've found Illustrator to be faster/more forgiving.


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