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What would be a good way in Inkscape to take an image like the one attached "full_image.jpg", and then turn it into a black and white illustration, like "outline.png". I wouldn't want the background. I know I can remove backgrounds in different ways, but is there some way to "lift" just the main outline out to get an illustration. I will use in a whiteboard Videoscribe animation. Not looking for perfect, but not clear at all how to approach this. Thoughts appreciated!

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What would be a good way in Paint.net to take an image like the one attached "full_image.jpg", and then turn it into a black and white illustration, like "outline.png". I wouldn't want the background. I know I can remove backgrounds in different ways, but is there some way to "lift" just the main outline out to get an illustration. I know there's no way Paint.net would know how to draw inside the animals, but how could I grab an outline? I will use these in a whiteboard Videoscribe animation. Not looking for perfect, but not clear at all how to approach this. Thoughts appreciated on some way to do this with Paint.net layers, or some other way.

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Greetings,

This may get you started along a useful path.

Open the color image of your dog & cat in PDN.

Goto: the Effects/Artistic and use the Ink Sketch option

In my one page tutorial I changed the default settings to:

Ink Outline = 70
Color = 0

I you like; you can change the Primary color setting to white and the Brush Tool size to ~12 and paint over the sections that you don't need. 

Or

You can goto the Adjustments/Black and Alpha+ plugin by dpy (BlackandAlpha+.dll) and convert your image to black on a transparent background and then use the Eraser Tool to delete the sections that you don't need.

You may have to zoom in and also adjust brush or eraser sizes to have precision over your editing of the image!

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To follow up on toe_head2001's information, here is link to a helpful video:
 

 

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