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Hi,

I'm trying to create a logo, and have an image that I would like to convert into a line drawing. I would essentially like to use the attached colour image to create something similar to the second image that I've attached. I've tried a variety of tools, but with no real success. Not being able to preview the application of effects is also making it quite a slow process. Can anyone recommend how I might go about it please?

 

 

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lochaber-mrt-logo.jpg

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You could use Threshold and/or EarthsnGreys to do the most things and later add additional layers to draw some lines for finetuning.

Or you use EarthsnGreys only and seperate every Grey-Value in a single layer, add an dark outline and recombine it.

 

Result:

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Here's two more options.

 

The Basic Edge Detect plugin, under Stylize:

01_basicedgedetect.jpg

 

Edge Detection plugin by Argus, under Stylize:

02_edgedetection(Argus).jpg

 

You can erase what you don't want.

 

Both can be found in the Plugin section.

 

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1 hour ago, IRON67 said:

That was my first idea too, but not everyone has the ability to do this freehand. And we're here in a board dedicated to an image editing software ...

I meant to draw it using the tools inside Paint.Net :) The LOCHABER logo is very simple, there are no details, there are just four or five strokes and it is monochrome. On the other hand, the image to be converted into a logo has lots of details but very low contrast(because of the lightning conditions) and no matter what software it is used there will be lost detail. 

 

This one has some greys :

mountainlogo-53e957a.png

 

This one is black and white and many things are no longer recognizable. That is why I think that drawing should be considered. That is to draw some lines that will represent the mountains, a few trees and the little kiosko. 

mountainlogo-53e9608.png

 

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9 minutes ago, Eli said:

I meant to draw it using the tools inside Paint.Net :)

 

That's clear. And again: freehand drawing (with mouse or tablet) in PDN may problematic for someone. You still need good skills and finecontrol over your hands.

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7 minutes ago, IRON67 said:

freehand drawing (with mouse or tablet) in PDN may problematic for someone. You still need good skills and finecontrol over your hands.

You can add bad eyesight to motricity problems. I can not live without glasses anymore. I still think that the landscape should be simplified for a logo.

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33 minutes ago, IRON67 said:

Better?

 

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Yes! It is much better and as I see you drew the mountains and the details. :)  I think  KenA needs to decide what is important for the logo. Does it need to have the trees, the kiosko, the lake or the houses on the background?

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I think, if you simply want the outline - like in the sample logo, perhaps using the line/curve tool :LineTool: will be sufficient with some AA's Assistant?

 

Kena_s_mtn.png

 

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