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How to make a tortillion by edelric666 How to make a tortillion by edelric666
Hey guys, this is a how to image for making tortillions =)
im sure there must be a few others out there but this was made for a fortnightly (two weekly), " real life photoshop tool replacements" on the Done by Hand Anime Club. hopefully you will find it a bit useful.

it would be best to either download this or use full screen as it is a fairly big image.

One thing that has always bugged me is having to pay for something when you can literally get it for free (i have been told that "haha you lose papers not free" but then lets be serious it basically is. igf your that desperate go into your local library and get some plainish leaflets.simple) so i decided to share a bit of knowledge with you all. hopefully this will save a bit of money and work for you too.

Anyway a few tips.
1) make sure you try a variety of stokes with you tortillion. go across lines along lines, try everything

2) try lots of different paper. For those of you in school try your chemistry labs for some filter paper, it really is very good for this.

3) remember to clean the end by rubbing it with an eraser.

4) Before cleaning the end look at your drawing, if there is anywhere that need extremely light shading try using it as it will give you very light strokes.


thanks for looking guys. pls check out my drawings on my page and watch me + join our group for more stuff to come.
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:icontaewon26:
taewon26 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you thought of using a Paper Foot-ball? Its a Triangle, used to make these in school, Now im using them just as a Tortillion.
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macriz05 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
ahhhh.. now i know...
i spent some of my money to buy a tortillion for my curiosity
i didn't know its easy to make..
thanks for this tutorial :icongreatjobplz:
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foresteronly Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
What a joyful life hack for a... money-saving artist like me :lol:

This is great! Thanks a lot for the tips!
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:iconmadame13butterfly:
Madame13Butterfly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Saved my life!!! thank you for such an awesome tutorial
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:iconmemphis-creasy:
Memphis-Creasy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i Could Hug, you right now man.

--Come on,. Give me a *Power Hug.. ( >^ _ ^) >
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:iconrainbowstar101:
RainbowStar101 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you! You don't know how much I needed this.
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:iconmaerd7733scaip:
Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this will help me save some money!
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:iconwatercreess:
Watercreess Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

This will help with my realistic art!!
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:iconstroodlekitty4427:
stroodlekitty4427 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUUUUUUUUUUUUU- I tried using mine and it crumpled up the end X< I need more practice with these..
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:iconyetinia:
Yetinia Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Nice alternative when you really can't find a tortillion already made for you. Thanks for putting this up. :)
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shanachii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
its really heöpful but, i suck in rolling! xD gosh i needed so many tries until it somewhat looked Ok xDD well thanks again :DD
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:iconchasingbutterfly:
chasingbutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This was very helpful, thank you!
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:iconaspirationinside:
AspirationInside Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconchockie84:
Chockie84 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
thanks very much for sharing this.
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:iconasphyxiatinglullaby:
asphyxiatingLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can never do it without it turning into a cone, I don't understand >.<
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:iconswolf1986:
swolf1986 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess its just me, but i cant roll the paper tight enough without screwing the whole thing up
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:iconlordportico:
lordportico Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
I just made one. That "fold the smallest corner over" is tricky. lol.
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:iconlordportico:
lordportico Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I've always wondered what a tortillion was. Now I know. Thanks.
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:iconkoreanmchoi:
Koreanmchoi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
a tortillion is a tool use by artists to leave smudges usually for charcoal but can also be used for various other tools. it basically makes a picture look more realistic or leaves great shades
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tesse98 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
thnx
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:iconacwstudios:
acwstudios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I must be a god damn idiot because I can't get this to work.
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
make sure you get the measurements right and really roll it think. rub corner between your fingers if you need to to help yourself.
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:iconloveisallyouneed98:
loveisallyouneed98 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
thankyou so much!!! This has been most helpful!!!!
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:iconqueenrikku:
QueenRikku Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooooo much :DD
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:iconravennthemad:
Ravennthemad Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconjohnlacey:
johnlacey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I've started using tortillions lately and have been interested to try making them myself. Thanks for the helpful resource!
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:iconossalia:
ossalia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
muchisimas gracias!!!
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problemo
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:iconditoriza:
Ditoriza Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use it to make a single shiny hair??
I'm sorry. I'm an amateur.
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could yes, but IMO rolling one that thin will be quite difficult.
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:iconditoriza:
Ditoriza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any tips how to fold up that small??
:-?
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well what you can do is firstly try to roll it as tight aspossibl to beginwith, then after that oncwe its srolled twist the endsin the same dirsction making iteven tightr. remember the tighter it is the thiunner it will be. you can also take an inch of the measeurements.
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:iconditoriza:
Ditoriza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I'll try it.. :stupidme:

thank you so much~ :floating:
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem, if you need anything, or if you want to know how to make anything else drop me a msg and ill do a tutorial as a request.
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:iconditoriza:
Ditoriza Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, I'll.. Thank you so much~ :w00t:
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samir-alaoui Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Intresting. Thank you
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
:love:
Thank you!

:wave: from tarp
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:iconmimi-sakurai:
Mimi-Sakurai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fiorst of all, thank you for making this tutorial. I'm sure it will prove very handy. :D I often blend with my fingers, but that's not very precise and it tend to make my paper dirty with smudges. So thank you very much!

But I have a question about the sizes. The "-sign means the measurements are in inch, right?
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah " means inches. ill add it to the discription so its clear. thanks for the comment =)
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:iconmimi-sakurai:
Mimi-Sakurai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for verifying! ^^
Nah, no problem, it's really me who should be thanking, haha. Thank you so much, I've never thought of a tortillion before! But it sure proved to be handy.
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xXRinSatsukiXx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
i love this tut!but i got a tip though you dont neccesarily have to rub the tortillion on earaser, it can be rubbed off onto an emery board or a nail file.
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh true say =)
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xXRinSatsukiXx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
thank you!but this is mainly for when yur blending colored pencils.it still works either way!
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Helix-Wing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is INSANELY huge. I think it would help a lot if you altered it so it at least fit horizontally into one screen. I have a 22" screen too, so...yeah its not just my monitor being small. Maybe make it 800-900 pixels wide.
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edelric666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i realised that too. but i dont wanna change cos i dunno how to with out loseing all of the comments etc. any help?
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Helix-Wing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
when you submit it it should give you an option to display different sizes, but still let download of the full size.
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive changed it now. thanks for the info =]
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always used to buy them, no I can make them myself!

Thanks a lot!
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PurplegreenXD Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
ohhh that's what they're called. my art teacher keeps calling em smudgers >.<
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:iconedelric666:
edelric666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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