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Speedline Tutorial by terriblenerd Speedline Tutorial by terriblenerd
Because some o' you were curious. And this is just my lazy-ass way of going about it, not the definitive technique. :XD: I'm sure there are better ways.

Any questions, feel free to ask. :)
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Given 2011-07-16
Suggester's words: Speedline Tutorial by ~BlackLillian is a really useful tutorial and I think all comic artist's should know how to do this simple method for speed lines. ( Suggested by KAR10SA and Featured by FantasyStock )
breaklogic Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
dude awesome!
MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super helpful!! Thank you so much!
YumiAndy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Thank you so much! you saved me!
ShadowxSiegfried Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Really helpfull!<3<3<3
13irthday Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dang, never knew that this existed, this is the BOMB!!! Seriously. Thank you for sharing us this helpful tutorial
inbalnce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!  It's awesome.
Keiboxy2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx a bunch :la:
Nintendraw Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot simpler than the brush speedline tutorial I just found (though that one might be the more versatile one--haven't tried either YET). Thanks!
sketchy-milk Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You saved my life. Thank you!
NinahaKazuko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Digital Artist
This is just glorious.
livin4thelamb Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! I was even able to find a way for this to work on Photoshop Elements. Thank you!
Maijin-kakarroto Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
This is beautiful. I love this.
SetaMelody Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx you soooo much... T-T
emmy-what Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. A. Freaking. Genius.
Mi00ky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I almost started drawing every single one of the circled speedlines myself, would look really terrible I think. Didn't know Photoshop has such functions. With that it is really easy to make speedlines now. Thanks for that. 
Shannyeight Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
I've done it, but I noticed that the lines are kind of there any way to make the lines a little more solid/"crisp"/sharp?
Pandadrake Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can start them on a canvas with a higher resolution and use a larger brush size. Otherwise you can try going to filter > sharpen and messing with those options. They tend to make the lines look more "pixely", but I find that it doesn't matter much overall if you work large enough.

I also tend to prefer very high contrast black-and-white work though, so that might just be me.
Shannyeight Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah I tried using the sharpen feature, and didnt like the results. I'm still looking for a way to get those crisp lines; it's just gonna take some time to figure something out.
Sakuraofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Is it safe to download a free trial of photoshop? I just wanna get it to try.
BigChawncy32 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thanks helped a lot
AlexsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow you really solved my problem... I think I love you ._.
AshleyAKnapp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooOOoooOOoooo I come from the future where I needed speed lines but couldn't find an easy tut for them. I'm wondering if the name for these changed or something since all the tutorials I found where from... well... 2007 like this one.  Thanks for making it, now I have the power of speed lines in my grasp lol. 
Samuelfriman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Artist
I have some problems with this, I'm using Phostoshop CS6 and I get this:

Can someone tell what I'm doing wrong?
genodivider Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
maybe it's because u do it in a small document
SirGeorgPrime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Oh this is very clear, and so helpful ! Thank you !
Anisa-Mazaki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Does this work IN Photoshop CS 5?
MetallicaDutch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
galacta Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Just did this in PS 7.0 and it worked. Thanks!
Catluckey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Genius! Thank you so much for your help!!! Works in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0
filipeG Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good and very easy, thanks a lot
G-FalconDX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial.  I used the tutorial to create the speedlines in this comic page:…
ZephyrLightningheart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
oh wow! this is amazing. just draw a simple line and "abuse" the filters. Gonna have a fun time with my future pages.
Jyuniqer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have my respect. I needed this...Thanks.
SuikTwoPointOh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Ok so you posted this a million years ago and I just found it today but damn, a PhotoShop tutorial which is easy to follow and does exactly what it says on the tin!  Thank you!
Huyosumi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANNNK YOOOU! This was very helpful!
Inkswell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! this was very helpful :)
The only tricky part that I had to deal with was figuring out that the CS6 has "Transfer" instead of "Other dynamics"
Miirik Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The possibilitiiiiiiiiiiis are endlessssssssss

Thanks for the great tutorial! 8D
Celvas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
This is actually great. Thanks a ton.
tenrizqi Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very useful :D thanks
Hikapi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this!
randomacity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
TheKitsuneAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you SO much for this! It's going to help me a lot! >w<
teckworks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I'm stumbling upon a buncha awesome tutorials today! Worth the DD~
CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Artist
Coolio ^^
SystemEmotions Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do ppl make the hardest effects always look more simple? I feel like an idiot :facepalm:

Good tutorial though, I'll be sure to try it out ^^
StickeyTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to have Photoshop ;-;
Lord-Brocoli Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great :D
jomll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I'm glad you took the time to make this great tutorial which will be very helpful. Thank you
rumi-nyo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you! Very useful. ^_^
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