Hello, I am using Inkscape as my editor. I am trying to use a friends logo that is color. I would like to be able to draw the image and color it in smoothly. Right now, I can draw the image but at the end it snap to a full image. Nothing smooth about it. I would like to know how to do this smoothly.
We have an article on our Instant Answers page which will assist you doing this:
Thank you Joe. I am still having a problem with the image. If you look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVm-Pi11khg&feature=youtu.be at 20 seconds the image leaves he outline and pops instantly to all black and white before coloring. Is there a way to JUST have a outline? I used Inkscape and am a newbie. I have traced the bitmap to get the black and white version.
I may be wrong but it looks as though you have made the outline in inkscape using a blank and white image and then overlaid that with an imported colour jpg?
-import the jpg to inkscape
-use the pencil to plot lines on the image: drawing the image as opposed to drawing around it.
-make these simple (or 'basic') strokes no effect.
-change the thickness of the lines to reflect the thickness of the part of the image you are 'drawing'
-include 'scribbles' over larger coloured areas until you can no longer see your image
-Make the new lines transparent (opacity=0)
-save the project as an SVG, ensuring the original image is 'embedded' and not 'linked'
I took a couple of minutes to start you off: I bet you can do a much better job but this will show you what I mean.
I hope that helps