Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
legin

How to extract scanned pencil sketches from the background?

Recommended Posts

Er, it's an awful lot easier.

Make sure the document is set to Transparent. Document > Transparent Background, then go Filters > Colours > Erase white paper. That's it.

It is also possible to adjust the transparency of the Alpha channel to lighten or darken the pencil strokes (or rather, the edges of them) by applying a Curves layer set to adjust Alpha.

alpha.jpg.0e6fcea5c065f36847c25df87d12d486.jpg


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, you're right that is certainly a lot easier!

Although this is where I show my lack of experience - How do I now save that extracted pencil sketch as a selection that can be re-coloured, etc.?

Many thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I've just answered my own question - Ctrl+Click on the layer icon to make a selection from that layer!!

Thanks again.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.