boogster1 Posted March 8, 2009 Share Posted March 8, 2009 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Edit: Resized all images for people who have slower computers! Okay, how many times has this ever happened to you, and ALWAYS you? You were drawing something (in this case, I drew this part of this street intersection) with any dark pencil, but you made a mistake. A BIG mistake! You tried erasing the mistake with a latex-free eraser, but this is what you (in this case, this picture below) got! Excess pencil marks!! How in the world are you going to get rid of them? Well, with Paint.NET, you CAN get rid of the pencil marks, the easy way! Step 1: Open your image of any drawing (if it has dark pencil marks) you've taken or scanned. Step 2: Select the dark pencil marks (like the picture below) with the Lasso Tool :LassoTool: . This will help you focus on ONLY the pencil marks, preventing accidental mistakes. Here, I am selecting a small batch of marks as an example. Step 3: Notice there are a handful of ways to remove pencil marks, but, in this case, I'll use the handy-dandy Clone Stamp Tool :CloneStamp: , which is the easiest way to remove pencil marks. If you want to use tool, go ahead and select it. 😉 Step 4: Enable "Anti-alias" and hold down the Ctrl Key and anchor the area you want to remove. If you scanned an image, no problem. But if you taken a small sample with your digital camera, for example, values of white or other colored area will, and I repeat, WILL differ. So anchor the stamp to the closest value as possible, until you get it right. Step 5: Once you've anchored the area, you may start clicking to the area nearest to your anchor point. This will ensure you will have perfect values, and perfect results. If you made a mistake, try again. Step 7: Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you don't see any pencil marks anymore. Step 8: Deselect. Your results will look like this: But Wait! We're not done yet. See the imperfections here? We are going to work this out by removing them. Step 9: To fix this problem, here's an easy thing to do. Using the Lasso Tool :LassoTool: , select all of the sharpened edges. Those edges are the imperfections. And, yet, we don't want them. Note: If you're working on a small image, with "Anti-alias" enabled, then you might skip this part. Step 10: Once you have them selected, Click on Effects > Blurs > Unfocus. Step 11: Set the slider to the appropriate radius. In this case, since my image is so large, I'll set it to 4. Step 12: If you have the Feather Plugin, you can soften your selection lines for more perfect results. If you have the plugin installed, open Feather from the Blurs menu and set it to, in this case, 6. Your results will now look like this: Finally!! Perfect results!! (well, if you know how to!) Here is the full result: I hope you find this tutorial interesting. Please comment if you think it's good. Quote BoogsterSU~Killer's Korner~Photobucket~The 600th User!!! "Yep! Everyone loves dogs! And most of us love to know what heaven looks like! But however, there's one who thinks that "All Dogs Go to Heaven"! And that's me!" --Myself Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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