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Vector tutorial by LillemorGull Vector tutorial by LillemorGull
I just made a very simple tutorial because I didn't have anything better to do. Well, I did have better things to do, I just didn't wanna do those things .. you know?

The finished piece can be viewed here:
[link]

I got lazy in the end. I know the way i describe to use the pen tool probably isn't the best way to use it ... yes, it's just a crappy tutorial really, but it is my first one so bear with me.

Maybe I'll try to write a tutorial on how I work from photos one day, as that's probably what most people want to learn ... I don't know. ;)
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Bundlesomething Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey I Love this tutorial. I would love a little more explanation on how you treated the hair. You really nailed it. It looks great! I would also love to see what your drawing looks like completed. Do you think you could send me your file? I am a commercial designer. I could send you some stuff I have worked on as well.
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mando9020 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the tut. Skin shading and hair are my biggest challenges~always trying something different and looking for good tutorials. Later~
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Omi06 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTF!
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blackangel57 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
nice dude. :"> tnx for the tutorial :)
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dadaniadz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
WOOOWWW!
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mechita3000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
excelente tutorial! muy til gracias
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inallthisconfusion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
This is such an adorable little tutorial! 8DD
I've never tried vectoring, but I'll be sure to try it out. (:
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joanita1979 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
its absolutly fun to draw and i want to learn more about people like you.I like your dolls.
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lorain05 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello! i have featured this tutorial in my profile ^_^ [link]
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial :D I've never done one for my sketches before; only with pictures :D This should be a big help :D
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ParamourJoseph Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
wow
I love it!
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TheLatchinDuke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
from a person who knows his adobe, you taught me something new :)
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Yumena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Best vector tutorial! Tusind takk!
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kirbyklowd28 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
thx!
very helpful especially for beginners like me
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retro-bang Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
Lovely tutorial! Punkcinderella is right, though. You aren't actually making vectors, though. If anything they'd be vexels :) Photoshop is a raster based image program, where things are rendered in pixels. Illustrator is a vector based program, so the things you draw in it are composed of mathematical values instead of pixels :D
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refilled Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I really need this tip for my new business! Thanks!
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zippped Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
thats a great tut
can you explain more about the hair highlights?
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marran0 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
gran tutorial

suerte
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irishkings Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
just an fyi, it's not a "vector" its a rastor. Vectors don't show pixels no matter how zoomed in it is, thats how you can tell the difference. you should change that in your tut because its not what you claim it is lol.
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I know you can see the pixels when zoomed in like here. But if you change the size of the file (-Image Size) you don't get a loss of quality, the lines are still crisp. That's why it is a vector. But Photoshop is probably not the optimal program for creating them. ;)
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irishkings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
yes but photoshop doesn't create vectors. its not the correct term for them, they are rastors. :]
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm not really interested in arguing about it, but that's wrong. If you create a graphic using the technique I used in this tutorial it -IS- a vector. It is possible to blow it up without loss of quality. There's plenty of explanations on this, also here at deviantart.

You can try for yourself if you got Photoshop. Create a new file, let's say 300pxX300px, draw an ellipse (or something) using the shape tool (make sure you have the "Shape layer" selected in the top of the browser, not the "Paths"). Then change the image size to 600pxX600px or even higher. You see? No quality loss!

You can say an easy definition of a vector is that it's possible to blow up without loss of quality. A raster can't.
If you work in Photoshop you're most of the time creating rasters, and if you work in Illustrator you're most of the time creating vectors (but not necessary all the time).

If you still don't believe me you can check out this video:[link]
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irishkings Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
you just don't get what i was saying. if it was created in photoshop no matter what the quality/size/whatever is. it is a rastor. period.
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aminion Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
dear Lille,.. i finally find out the easiest way to work with pen tool. thanks for your great tutorial. i really mean it. thanks so muchhhhhhhhh... :hug:
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome. :)
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Sora-chibi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
OMG! Your tutorial was the one that inspired me to start doing vector art. :+fav:
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it and find it inspiring. :)
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ChewyCookies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Thanks for this great tutorial!
I'll try it out sometime.:nod:
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leannetran Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVELY <33
Can we make vector images on say, Macromedia Flash? O:
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:iconlillemorgull:
LillemorGull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, as far as I know you're able to make vectors in Flash. But I've never used Flash myself. XD
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leannetran Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :3
Flash has similar tools, but not as much options as photoshop.
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is very helpful, thank you for making it! I never used the pen tool before, because I didn't understand it correctly. Now you wrote down those things I missed, so thank you again! :)
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :D
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experimettle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
ah, aight that makes sense. looking forward to more stuff, yo.
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experimettle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
awesome tutorial. i've been lookin for a way to do faces easier and more consistently. i've just been tracing my drawings, but layering colors for the lips on top of each other is a great idea. good stuff. but why photoshop for vectors!?!?! AAAAAAAAAAAAH! is there something about vectors in photoshop better than illustrator other than layer options or somethin-somethin? editability?
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason why I use Photoshop for vectors is because that was the program I had when I started learning how to do vectors. I have tried Illustrator ... but it just frustrates me. I'd think Illustrator is better for vectors, but I am more familiar with Photoshop now ... and I'm too lazy to get used to Illustrator I think ... :P

Anyways, I am glad you like the tutorial. :aww:
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w00bel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   Digital Artist
haha I have the exact same thing :P perhaps some day ill learn to work with illustrator..
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, lets hope so .. I hope I'm one day patient enough to sit down and try to get familiar with illustrator. :)
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banglambe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
good tutorial
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sPAce-siren Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
thank you soo much for the lovely tutorial
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Straago Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks for the tutorial! It made me try it out for myself, and I've just posted my first vector work, and err.. first ever deviantart piece. Never really used the pen tool before..
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bullet-proof-aub Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Student
I NEVER knew how to use the pen tool properly before this. Thank you SO much! Now I can pass my multimedia course!
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LillemorGull Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh, I'm glad I could help you. :)
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Coralove Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Photographer
Great tutorial. I'm still learnig about vectors and I think this tut. will help me very much! It's amazing :)
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dziwic Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
great tut. but i want to ask you something: are you using tablet in making vectorised stuff?
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:iconlillemorgull:
LillemorGull Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes I use both tablet and mouse, but for this tutorial I only used the mouse, and I do that most of the time.
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Ragamiff Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Good tutorial! :D
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NickyLicious Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Ser fint ut. Skall kicka p det sedan.
+fav
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inklines Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, me like :D *adds to favs*
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balung Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
great tutorial !!!
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