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Get the most out of your line drawing.

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Get the most out of your line drawing.

Post by Andries on Wed 10 Nov - 22:19

Hi all.

I've been thinking of uploading a nice tip on how to neatly fill an area in gimp without weird white pixels in de layer.
But while stumbling I found a website on wich that was explainded! (+ much more nice things)

Thought you would like it.
http://www.amateurillustrator.com/articles/?p=314
(He uses photoshop, the way it works in GIMP is almost the same.)
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Re: Get the most out of your line drawing.

Post by Andries on Wed 10 Nov - 22:36

Step one: open GIMP :p





Turn everything into grayscale by setting the saturation to 0. (otherwise, you will get jellow, red and green pixels in your lines in the next step)



Turn the contrast to max (if you did not scan the image on a large dpi, you better not turn it to the top to avoid a pixel effect.)



Next step is to turn all white pixels to transparant (gray pixels will become partly transparant)



Add two layers, a white background and a transparant layer that you use to draw the color on.


Erase all left floating pixels.



Use the magic wand to select the area you want to color. (you should do this in the LINES layer)



Now comes the trick. You want the selected area LARGER than it is now, but SMALLER than the line around it. Use the 'grow' option to grow your selection with 2 or 3 pixels.



Now you go the 'color'layer and you can start coloring the selection. Don't worry, your tools will stay inside the selection automatically.


Hope you found this usefull. It avoids the 'whitepixeffect' best with small drawings, scanned on a relatively low dpi.
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