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Ahoy shipmates!

May 19, 2014, 20:25
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Big Grin Ahoy shipmates!

Well, now that's out of my system (temporarily, at least), my name's James and I've been using GIMP to produce all sorts of sci-fi and fantasy shizzle for a couple of years now.

I've signed up to these forums as I've probably self-taught myself as much as I can (be bothered to), and therefore come for the sage advice of the various denizens of these fine-looking forums...

First question, then: Does anyone know how to autotrace images in GIMP, for exporting to Inkscape as .SVG files?


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May 19, 2014, 22:52
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RE: Ahoy shipmates!
Welcome James Smile
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May 21, 2014, 02:39
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RE: Ahoy shipmates!
You could also try the fuzzy select / magic wand tool ( Fuzzyselect ) / stroke selection in Gimp.

Depending on your image, you may need to adjust the "Threshold:" in the fuzzy select "Tool Options"

Click the fuzzy select tool
A. With "threshold" = 0.0
Click and drag on a line of your drawing until it select most or all of your drawing

Click with the Fuzzyselect fuzzy select tool & adjust the "Threshold:" until it selects most of your lines on a single click.

My setting for a tested line drawing:

Threshold: 147
- I clicked around the bottom right wing of the lower bird.

3. Create a new "Transparent layer" with selection still active
4. Go to "Edit > Stroke Selection"
- Choose "()stroke line" , "()solid color" should be black
"Line width:" *experiment, I find 1.0 to 4, 5 or 6 work well.
- Click stroke
5. Last, "Select > None"

*IMPORTANT NOTE: * I highly recommend the drag-method (A.) as its a little less "trial & error"
Drag the mouse slowly until all the lines are selected, you may have to click drag from a different point if not all the lines are being selected.
- Hold, "ctrl" "shift" & "a" to deselect & start selection over.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
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