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Sketch Wednesday, Revised

When I bemoaned the fact that I couldn’t add color to a scanned drawing, Ken reminded me of the existence of Multiply as a blend mode in Photoshop.

Sketch Wednesday: Prawn Stars

I use Photoshop a LOT, but there is always more to learn!

(Also: I know that prawns are not that color when they are alive. But it makes for better colors this way.)

4 comments to Sketch Wednesday, Revised

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  • ken

    Glad that it worked out for you! Sorry for abruptly coming out of nowhere–I’m a knitblog lurker– but I can’t help commenting when I know a solution to something like that.

  • Erika

    I’m always happy to get drive-by Photoshop advice!

  • Another way to easily color a line drawing is to paste it onto a new channel’s layer. After you do this, return to the normal layer’s pallet then Select > Load Selection. Make sure it’s loading from the layer you pasted into (it should by default) then check the invert box. Press Okay.
    Now you should see the marquee lines where your drawing is. Fill this in on a new layer with black (or whatever line color you want) and you should have a layer with just the lines. I hope that didn’t sound too complicated ^^; If you get confused, I’m sure you could google it and find someone better at explaining things.

    I like this method because then you can color on a layer beneath the lines and not have the colors messed up like they are if you use multiply or any of the other layer blending modes.

    *goes back to lurking*