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#1 blackpowderfox

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:40 PM

Ok, so, I found a conveniently free art program called "Krita." It works great, I still need lots of practice but it's going. Now, the problem, I'm trying to add colors to my arts and I have found a snag. I can't get it to fully color.

 

What I mean: I know how to use the "contiguous section" tool that allows me to color within a specified/enclosed area. But the pens/brushes/tools for making lines fade at the edges with grey. So I select the white on the inside and apply color, but the grey edges aren't touched (it only targets the pure white) leaving "almost" white edges around every line I color within.

 

So... how do I get complete coloring?

Do I need a new brush/tool/thing that won't leave grey edges?

Is there a setting I can adjust?

Is this a thing with all art programs or just Krita?

Has anyone else even encountered Krita?

Is this a common newby problem or am I dumber than most?

Does any of this make sense?


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 12:33 AM

I've never seen issues like that in any graphics software, it sounds quite broken. 

 

I've never heard of Krita, but I know most digital artists seem to use PaintTool SAI or Photoshop, which both work nicely. 

 

I'm sure there's a way you can use GIMP with drawing tools (tablets and such) as well, but I don't know for sure. The minimal amount of drawing I've done has been in Sketchbook, which seems to work pretty well (and is free).


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 12:48 AM

Thanks!

I have GIMP but haven't explored it much at all yet, I'll look a little deeper there.

Sketchbook sounds interesting, I'll give it a try as well.

It's possible it's a bug in the system that's been fixed and I just need the updated version, I'll also give that a try.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:28 AM

It appears GIMP's drawing tools (pencil/brush) have a pressure sensitivity that isn't ideal for creating lineart (makes lines darker but won't change line width). Transferring image from Krita to GIMP yields the same issue as in Krita.

I shall look into sketchbook when time permits(shouldn't be too long from now).



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:11 AM

Usually pressure sensitivity is a desired thing. 

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:10 AM

I have Krita I haven't used it much but I have it. So far I haven't noticed that problem but I will see if it dose the same on my computer.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 02:19 AM

I've never seen issues like that in any graphics software, it sounds quite broken.

 

Standard anti-aliasing. It's an attempt to make computer-drawn art mimick the smoothness of pencils rather than embracing the goodness of clear pixels in their own right.

 

It's been giving me heck for the past four years on Paint.net and GIMP, the former having made other changes to itself recently to make it unuseable for me. It's the norm now, sadly, not the exception. There's sometimes a way to turn it off, but it'll usually be turned back on the next time you open the software.

 

What you're "supposed to" do is make your lineart on a new, transparent layer above the background layer (so that the edges are black and transparent black instead of black and gray), then make another layer underneath the lineart and draw the colors in with a slightly larger size of "pen" than your line art was instead of filling with the bucket. It's dumb and it's way more work than I want to put into my art unnecessarily, when they could have just not used anti-aliasing on the line art and made the bucket work the way it's supposed to.

 

GIMP has the worst controls I have ever seen in an art program.

 

 

Usually pressure sensitivity is a desired thing.

 
Not for making line art you intend to color digitally. For that you want the computer to make it all black pixels on a white or transparent background.

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