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Separating Lineart in The GIMP by tgfcoder Separating Lineart in The GIMP by tgfcoder
"How to properly separate lineart for colouring and such in The GIMP"

EDIT: It may be useful to know that "Color" has its own menu now, and you can find Color to Alpha under there rather than in Filters. Thanks!

My second tutorial! If you like it or use it, **please** comment! It only
takes two seconds. Faves are appreciated too!

You could still be able to benefit from this if you're using Photoshop too!

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NOTE: For those who might think (or think that I think) that this tutorial is the be-all and end-all, that is false. This tutorial only shows one or some of my methods to utilise The GIMP's tools, and no doubt can be bettered. Think of it as a stepping stone for beginners; if you don't know where to start, how can we improve? Thanks for viewing my tutorial and I hope it gives you ideas for your own style.

All suggestions and criticism are welcomed. It is not too late to change it either.
For any notification of mistakes, improvements, or something otherwise only needing to be read by me, do not comment it, note me. If you have questions; note me.

Thankyou for reading.
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safyia110 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!  It was easy to understand, and a great fine!  :hug:
MorriDog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I'd never be able to figure this out on my own, thank you :)
xXMaploryXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am forever thankful of your existence on this world. I say that after two hours of tracing over artworks.
tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
w4wy4w Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your help. :D
KrioLynn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ferociously, I only used photoshop before, but then I didn't have it anymore and got gimp and I have no idea how to use it.
BirdHime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG I never knew this was possible!!!!  thx for sharing!! (You can also color by setting the color layer on multiply but then all the coloring will have to be on the same layer and coloring the lineart is not possible <--what I used so far) Can't wait to try this out!:heart:
hungry4art Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Thank you so very much for the help I could use all I can get +fav Heart 
MissHarlen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for the help
mae333 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Tnx for sharing.
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