View Full Version : Help with colouring a black and white drawing

11-10-2006, 12:10 AM
Okay I'm being dumb but...:oops:

I imported a black and white jpg into Artrage, I want to colour on layers underneath it, but keep its black lines, how do I make the white go transparent??
According to the manual I can just select " transparent paper" but I don't see that as a paper option. I've tried converting my line drawing layer to Cell, but the white remains.


11-10-2006, 12:39 AM
Isnt the transparent paper option called cel? Cant you turn down the opacity on that layer? Not sure if this helps.

11-10-2006, 12:44 AM
Thanks Jules but I tried that all it does is grey out the black line... :x :evil: :(

11-10-2006, 12:45 AM
first of all..is it really important that the color layer is beneath the bw image? if not, use the technique of sweedie: http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3159

you must make the white in the jpg transparent with another programm like Photoshop or gimp... and save it as a png. then you can load it as a tracing image and change it to a paint layer...

i would prefer the first method for my chase..


11-10-2006, 12:48 AM
cool I'll try that

11-10-2006, 12:58 AM
Works like a charm


Muchos Gracias