Friday, April 1, 2011
I.T. Ellis-The Photoshop Clean Line Art Trick
Showing the channels. Duplicating the blue channel and inverting it. This allows dragging the channel down to the "dotted line" circle you see at the bottom of the channels window. This makes a selection of the alpha-white.
Go back to levels, Create a clean one. You can see your crawling ant selection waiting to be filled. You need to have deselected the blue-copy channel and have rgb again selected or photoshop will give you a confused appearance.
Showing black filling the selection. With transparency vs a white. There should be no white now. The only color used has been black and the fill has anti-aliased itself into transparent vs white.
Showing how clean color now looks under the new clean black line art.