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I work a lot with free hand drawings. They are drawn in black and white, basically black lines on white paper.

I scan them with 300 dpi and then work on them in Paint.net. The one thing I cannot figure out is how to make the outlines a full line. A lot of times, the line will be patchy despite the 300 dpi.

Am I missing something obvious or is the only way to do it to try and "redraw" it using paintbrsuh tool?

Thanks, Ivona

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I don't have my flash with me so this it the best example I can manage right now. See how the bottom lines under the "flowers" are going in and out? True, this is a reduced image but the original has the same effect.

I will post a black and white example tonight


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If you're having trouble releasing your drawing from the background , then Isolate Lineart might be worth a look. Another plugin that works in much the same way is Black and Alpha+.

Once you have the lines on their own layer it should be easier to work with them.

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Sorry for not posting sooner, things have been hectic. In playing with my scan settings a little more, I figured out how to sharpen the lines additionaly..... they still need corrections in Paint but not as much.... lot of eraser and brush tools on a new layer :) thanks everyone

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