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Linework Making Action for Photoshop.

I know some people could use this, so here it is!

Its an action for Photoshop that will turn pencil or ink lines into a layer so you can paint under it. If the lines aren't dark enough, use brightness/contrast to darken the lines while keeping the background white.

It will prompt you to choose a foreground color. Pick the color you want for the lines.

Download Here!

try it out, and let me know how it treats ya!

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speedyjvw profile pic Alumni

i justed used this
its super awesome

stickymike profile pic Alumni

you know how I roll.

stickymike profile pic Alumni

bump for anyone who missed it.

sonmi profile pic Alumni

ooo, i may use this someday

abeadle profile pic Alumni

whoa!!! thank you mike!! that is really rad of you and i like how its named in the action panel and everything.

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

well this just goes to show teaching yourself photoshop has its downfalls, how the hell do you use actions, and what benefit would this have over just hitting multiply

Malcolm Man

Fuckin A! Thanks a ton man! This is some magical shit!

funkie fresh
funkie fresh profile pic Alumni

cool. i'll need to try this out

stickymike profile pic Alumni

ellswhere. You just load it in the actions, you might even be able to drag and drop it into photoshop.

Its benefit is that the linework is the only thing on the layer. you can color the linework, or only parts of the linework. Use it once, and you will never use multiply linework layers again

Andreas Mohacsy
Andreas Mohacsy profile pic Alumni

thanxxx... i'll give it a go bro

starr226 profile pic Alumni

hm...i clicked that link but it didn't give me anything to DL. just a bunch of text-y gibberish. I doing something wrong, or simply not smart enough to grasp what I should be doing?

starr226 profile pic Alumni

put WHAT into my actions folder?
I don't see/have an .atn file.

i feel like a retard right now.

aled profile pic Alumni

You legend. Thanks Mike

Monkey III
Monkey III profile pic Alumni

wait I didn't try it out yet myself, since I only use PS for photos only. Is the file 2 kb?

starr226 profile pic Alumni

alright, i tried it in Firefox and it downloaded. All is fine now.
sorry for the derailing.

ISABOA profile pic Alumni

oh oh I am gonna trty it out -

stickymike profile pic Alumni

you silly goose starr

KDLIG profile pic Alumni

YEEEEESSS! thanks mike, I can use this one for my freelance job,thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!!!


Awesome! I can definitely use this. :)

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

yaknow how you use photoshop one way then someone comes along and shows you one little tweek that doubles your productivity... actions were lost to me until this, now i am beeboppin and skattin all over my old tasks with custom actions
so thank you mike

DesignbyProxy profile pic Alumni

I'm confused, how does this work?

sonmi profile pic Alumni

oh i need to try this still

TerryMakesStuff profile pic Alumni

You download it and add it to your actions (Don't remember how/can't find out cuz im not at home), then you run it on a scan or something you need to get linework off of, and it will separate the lines from the background white and put it on a new layer.

I notice it messes up and makes the lines white if the layer you're splitting isn't called "Background" though.

olie! profile pic Alumni

wait, how is this any different from just making a new layer and drawing your ink linework on it, and then making another layer under that one to paint?

TerryMakesStuff profile pic Alumni

Because you don't have to redraw anything. If you draw it cleanly on a piece of paper you can scan it in black & white and have this separate it.

Ellsswhere profile pic Alumni

I think its intended to separate your lines so they can use them in the design and not ink them again. either way if you have any repetitive tasks like resizing photos or adjusting colors/exposure you can create your own action by simply hitting the record button, it makes life easier in general

ladrones profile pic Alumni

i wanna see people show an example of what this does, like a before and after. i dont get it because im stupid. :(



snaggle tooth

all i get is a bunch of text. no link...

snaggle tooth

i figured it out. You can't download it with safari. so i used firefox.

thanks for nothing everyone!

herky profile pic Alumni

thanks for sharing this stickymike, it's wonderful!

jayrawz profile pic Alumni

thanx man i dloaded it

starr226 profile pic Alumni

i've been using this since you posted it. mike - it's fan-freaking-tastic.


This is amazing! I've only just tested it but can't wait to use it in my process. Thank you very, very much.

quister profile pic Alumni

I'm clueless, I down loaded but I can't find where the action's folder is located in photoshop? Help!

DrawingEvils profile pic Alumni

does this app works on mac?

wullagaru profile pic Alumni

yeah it does its pretty sweet too Ill use this for when I get back into digital painting


thank youuuuuu (L)

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