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Does anyone know of a tutorial to show how to change line art (like a coloring book page) to vector? Any ideas for the best way to make coloring pages? I have Procreate 4 for the iPad, as well as Designer/Photo and Photo for the iPad.

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Hi, Paul Gray,

Neither AD or AP have an auto trace function. Evidently, neither does Procreate. This ability is often sought, but the Affinity team has said that they will only implement it if they can come up w. a way that does it better than what is already available. There are online services, freeware Inkscape does it, tho' on Macs Inkscape does not run very smoothly. I bought a cheap utility, about 7 USD that is very easy to use, but not as good as Inkscape, which is more difficult.

Often, the results from auto trace from any app I've used require lots of cleanup. It is, in fact often easier to do a manual trace as Lee D mentions.


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42 minutes ago, gdenby said:

Often, the results from auto trace from any app I've used require lots of cleanup. It is, in fact often easier to do a manual trace as Lee D mentions.

For me, unless the original raster art is very simple it invariably requires a lot of time to rework the vectorized output into something I can use that does not either have tons of extra nodes or obliterates far too much fine detail.


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On 6/26/2018 at 7:56 PM, Paul Gray said:

to vector?

Try https://www.vectorizer.io/

 


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