How do I Sketch like a Pro?

Dreaguns

4-Stripe White Belt
#1
Hi,

I have the Wacom Intuos Pro and use Photoshop to do some of my sketches.
I want to be able to use the Photoshop brush all day long but at time I feel like I need to use the Pen tool because my lines may not be as smooth looking as I want them to be.

My question: Is there some parameter that I can set to my brush so that it can detect/replace tiny-rippled patterns on curves? Kind of like a smart brush to auto-eliminate jitters.
 
#2
If your using Photoshop CC, there is a option called Smooth (next to Opacity and Flow) the more Smoth you have, it will help make better lines.

However, the best way to make nice lines is to be fast at stocking
 
#6
Try looking for a stabilizing option. I sketch on a different program, Manga Studio, and the all the drawing tools have an option for stabilizing so lines aren't messy even if my hand is a little shaky.
 
#8
Photoshop is notoriously kind of bad at linework/inking. Programs like Manga Studio/Clip Studio and Paint Tool SAI have more of a stabilizer built in to their program that makes for smoother lines. However, if you like Photoshop, there is an add-on/program called Lazy Nezumi Pro that is a brush stabilizer. I hear good things about it.
 

Saxitlurg

4-Stripe White Belt
#10
A good way to build up speed is to do 30-second gesture drawings. Most people I know hate these, but they are great fun, and a really good learning tool.

Use a figure drawing site (line-of-action.com is my favorite) and set it to show you random pictures at 30 second intervals. Your drawings won't be pretty, but that's not the point. Practicing this method will teach you how to pin the essence of a pose or object quickly, without overthinking it.

Really the key to enjoying this exercise is to not be so precious about your sketches. Accept that some will be bad, and you just move on to the next one.
 

Kagekabuki

4-Stripe White Belt
#12
Photoshop is notoriously kind of bad at linework/inking. Programs like Manga Studio/Clip Studio and Paint Tool SAI have more of a stabilizer built in to their program that makes for smoother lines. However, if you like Photoshop, there is an add-on/program called Lazy Nezumi Pro that is a brush stabilizer. I hear good things about it.
I don't use Photoshop much anymore (I literally just use it for the resizing as that has more options/controls than CSP Pro), but I can vouch for Lazy Nezumi. Used it a lot before I got SAI and CSP.