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Change digital black line drawing to a different colour

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I know the hue/colour/saturation feature (that I so love) doesn't work with standard black line drawings.

Does anyone know a good, easy-to-follow way round this?

I have several images that I want to change the colour of and they are quite intricate with reasonably fine line work, so I can't trace over them in any way.

I love PaintNET but I'm wondering if I would be better off buying Photoshop Elements - though I don't know if there's an easy way of doing what I want in this package either.


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Ah, now I have the solution for you. You can lighten the lines to a grey tone, then you can apply Sepia to get colour in it. Then you can change the Hue/Sat as you like.


There are better ways involving plugins, but this is an easy way to do so with no plugins ;)


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You can also use the recolor tool with a large brush size. (See the Paint.net Documentation for instructions on how to use it)

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