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Kimberly posted on Thu, Mar 25 2010 8:43

I have found several Photoshop Tutorial on how to turn a photo into a coloring page which I would like to do but I can't find any tutors for corel photopaint or draw.

Does anyone know of a tutor to change a photo to a coloring page in corel?

Thank you
Kimberly

 

 

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Top 50 Contributor
St. Louis, MO
Male
wrote in message news:82636@coreldraw.com...
>I have found several Photoshop Tutorial on how to turn a photo into a
>coloring page which I would like to do but I can't find any tutors for
>corel photopaint or draw.
>
> Does anyone know of a tutor to change a photo to a coloring page in corel?

what is a "coloring page?"
Top 25 Contributor
Olympia, WA, USA
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I think it means a recreated image taking the photo and forming a black-line traceover so that the image can then be re-colored at a later time.

I tried doing it with a photo I had and other than redrawing the outlines, I have no idea.

Let not the one who says it can't be done interrupt the one who is doing it.

Top 25 Contributor
Southeast Texas, USA
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Are you able to suppy a link to that tutorial?

Jack

Lately, I have too much month left at the end of the money!

Top 50 Contributor
St. Louis, MO
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wrote in message news:82656@coreldraw.com...
> wrote in message news:82636@coreldraw.com...
> >I have found several Photoshop Tutorial on how to turn a photo into a
> >coloring page which I would like to do but I can't find any tutors for
> >corel photopaint or draw.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a tutor to change a photo to a coloring page in
> > corel?
>
> what is a "coloring page?"
>

There are many ways, but most may give you too much detail for your
purposes. For example, in PP duplicate your photo to a new layer (ctrl-d)
and (making sure this is NOT the original file, 24-bit RGB, and that it is
in the CPT format) then do Effects | Contour | Edge Detect... this one will
be too "detailed" and noisy ... or choose Find Edges and use a Solid edge
type ... this is reducing some of the noise and you can reduce the Level in
the effect, but it will probably make things too "light" at that point...
HOWEVER, if you choose Trace Contour, this will probabl give you the detail
level closest to what you want.

Now, play with the Level in the Trace Contour and also play with the Lower
and Upper edge types... you'll see many variations on what "edges" show up.
You may need to do multiple versions and use differing merge modes in the
Object Docker to get something you like... but even this may give too much
detail.

You could also bring the photo into Draw, use the auto trace feature, and
then with the new vector objects created you could select all those objects,
turn them all white and give them all an outline... but again, probably too
much detail to be useful.

If you take a picture of an animal at the zoo then want to turn it into a color page for a kid to color with crayons or markers.  A coloring book page.

 

 

Like this:  ( I only picked these from the first I found on google)

http://www.ehow.com/how_2311270_make-coloring-book-digital-pictures.html

http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/18559.aspx

http://flyingsamphoto.com/digital-photo-guide-art-color-page-from-photo.shtml

I have tried but I can't get the step right in photo paint.

 

 

 

Top 50 Contributor
West Virginia USA
Female

Different images are going to take different techniques, but you can start with this...

Working on a duplicate of your image:

1. Do something to make the edges of your image REALLY stand out. For example, Try over-sharpening the image  first, and then use one of the effects under Effects>Contour.

2. Now go to Image>Convert to Black and White. Choose Line Art for the Conversion Method. Play with the threshold slider to get the detail you want.

Patti

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pranderson

Using 32-bit versions of CDGSX6 & X7
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit / Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 / 4.00 GB / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M

Thanks, I have been playing with this idea off and on for years but it never trying over-sharpening the image before using the contour.

I will give that a try.
Kimberly

Top 75 Contributor
Puerto Rico
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Kimberly, you can use Photoshop tutorials with PhotoPaint. I think that Foster has a tutor or so about Photoshop and PhotoPaint equivalents commands and options.

http://www.unleashed.com

Regards

Michael Cervantes
MC Design Studio

I have tried that and it now going well. I think only some photo change over well. I am getting better results by using the corel trace.

Thanks for the suggestion

 

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Cave Creek, AZ
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TAG - Mediamarketplace (Foster)

Thank you

Top 10 Contributor
London UK

The result may be too detailed, but you can try it anyway.

Use draw not paint, import the photo, right click on it and select "Outline Trace > Clipart".

Select the resulting trace group, apply white fill and black outline.

If the original photo had a lot of texture, you may need to experiment with the parameters, and/or simplify the result by ungrouping and deleting surplus shapes.

I have spend hours upon hours playing with draw's trace and nothing really works. It can be done with some picture but it is very hit and miss plus no two picture can be done the same. 

But thanks

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