View Full Version : [Gimp] How do you make smooth lineart?
December 25th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Hey I was wondering how you make smooth lineart in gimp? I can't seem to figure it out. Everytime I do lineart, it looks really rough. Anyone know what to do? =/
January 13th, 2010, 09:39 PM
All I can think of is just using the path tool over all your lines and make sure you have anti-alias (I think that's how it's spelled) on.
June 13th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Use Inkscape instead. It is great for vector drawing and allows for some basic colouring as well. Then use GIMP for the pixel manipulation.
July 16th, 2010, 06:20 AM
I like to decrease the opacity of my brush and then go over lines zoomed in several times. gets that nice varying thickness line look
September 1st, 2010, 02:54 PM
I made a tutorial here
hope this helps
the main thing is to use a very large canvas
and scale it down afterwards
this can hide a lot of flaws
December 16th, 2010, 07:38 AM
I've been struggling with this problem myself. Try switching to the Ink tool - it makes much smoother lines, and the size-pressure control is better if you're using a tablet.
(You'll have to change the settings to get rid of the calligraphy look - set everything at zero except Size, which should be about 1.0 in Adjustment and 0.8 in Sensitivity. Also, brush shape should be the default circle.)