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Can I color my hand-draw silhouette with Affinity Designer?

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For example:

1. I sketch a silhouette of tree as below, I scanned it in JPG file. 

2. I import this JPG file in Affinity Designer. 

3. The only thing I know is to add a new layer and start using Pen Tool to sketch the silhouette and color it on the new layer. But that seems very time-consuming. Especially when it has so many saw-tooth edge.... 

Are there any better way that allows me to treat my hand-drawing with Affinity Designer? or can Pen Tool treat this Saw-Tooth edge quickly?

 

 

 

 

 

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Not for now. There is no "Trace Tool", yet.


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Hi, Shih,

What you need is a bitmap auto tracer. Affinity does not have one of those built in. I ran your sketch thru one, but even after some preprocessing, the results were poor. Crucially, the line was not continuous.

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Any rough sketch would benefit from a reworking, try using the pen tool set to ‘Polygon’ and treat it like a dot to dot, creating the spiky edge look. If you have the fill colour on as you work, you won’t need to create a new layer for the colour.

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To add to summersara's post as you create a filled curve, it can obscure the drawing so drop the opacity of the curve layer to about 50-60% so you can see where you need to add nodes.


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23 hours ago, firstdefence said:

To add to summersara's post as you create a filled curve, it can obscure the drawing so drop the opacity of the curve layer to about 50-60% so you can see where you need to add nodes.

My preferred method is to reduce the opacity of the original drawing layer and put the curve layer underneath it. Then whenever you want a clear view of the curve layer, you can simply hide the other layer temporarily.


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