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Color book images

Jun 15, 2012, 16:05
Post: #1
Color book images
New here but have been tinkering with the gimp for a little while. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out a way to make color book images out of a color photo. Want to keep clean solid lines so it is clear but when I do it, the image always comes out distorted and fuzzy. Thank you!
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Jun 15, 2012, 19:27
Post: #2
RE: Color book images
(Jun 15, 2012 17:52)ofnuts Wrote:  If you want to keep clean lines, then you should use vector graphics. Gimp's cousin for this is called InkScape; it will transform a bitmap in vector graphics by using Paths/Trace bitmap after importing a bitmap (jpg/png).

So I will need to start with a vector image? I was hoping to use family pictures and pictures of our Aussie shepard and convert them to color pages.
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Jun 15, 2012, 20:50
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RE: Color book images
No need to start with a vector Inkscape will import a bitmap file.
Then convert it to a vector file using a 'trace' function. Possible to reduce the complexity here as well.
Next would be to stroke the paths produced in the conversion
Then turn off the fill and on the stroke to end up with an outline.
Export out and maybe clean up in Gimp

As with everything, there is a learning curve, but there is plenty of good help available.

This is on my netbook, not the most wonderful machine for graphics.
http://i.imgur.com/o1UTu.png
but left to right are the stages.

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