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How to turn photo to coloring page?

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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  • 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?"
  • In reply to Hunter:

    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.

  • Are you able to suppy a link to that tutorial?

  • In reply to Hunter:

    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.
  • In reply to Hunter:

    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.

     

     

  • In reply to Jack Ross:

    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.

     

     

     

  • In reply to Kimberly:

    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

  • In reply to pranderson:

    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

  • 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

  • In reply to Michael Cervantes:

    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

     

  • In reply to Michael Cervantes:

    Here is the exact URL for the tutorial Michael is talking about.
     
     
  • 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.

  • In reply to harryLondon:

    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

  • In reply to Kimberly:

    Can you please post a couple of examples of the photos your are trying to change into coloring pages? Perhaps we can give you more specific help if we can see what the originals look like.

    Patti