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Thread: Newbie question - colouring in scanned pen-work

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Newbie question - colouring in scanned pen-work

    Hi folks,

    I'm just getting into this digital art thing after years of saying 'bah!'

    I usually use ink and paper, and avoid colour like the plague. However, I'm keen to use technology to improve, so I'd be very grateful if anyone can tell me the best way to do the following:

    1) Scan in my b&w art such that the ink lines are solid, but the paper remains completely transparent
    2) Add a colour layer BELOW the b&w lines so that the lines always remain on top, so I don't have to worry about destroying the actual detail with an errant swipe of a brush!

    If there's a tutorial or something I should check out elsewhere, then I'd be delighted to know!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Your timing is good (I haven't tried this in AR, but it works in Photoshop).
    AR just added these PS layering features. So I assume it's the same.

    The ink line should be on the top layer. Make that one 'multiply'. That will make the white paper transparent on that layer -- as if ink on a clear cell.

    Then paint anything, including color. on the layer below it.,

    Should be easy. No tutorial is needed. Good luck.

    If you get hung up maybe somebody will say something further.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Fantastic! And quick response, too!

    I can't wait to try it out.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    THis method sure works.Let us see some results, when you finished something !.
    Just say: "Rage It", because we already know it's art.

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