Monday, April 05, 2010

Get Rid of White in Your Scanned Drawings in Photoshop

If you want to use your scanned drawings and color them in Photoshop, here's a fast and easy way to get rid of all the white in the background.

Open up your scan in PS. It will automatically be on a layer called "background." This layer is locked, so double click on the word "background", then you'll unlock the layer and can rename it in the dialog box.


Then add another layer and move it under your initial layer. On the original drawing layer, go to the layers palette and change the layer state to multiply. This will get rid of the white!! Then you can paint on the layer beneath it. Easy Peasy!

11 comments:

TJ Lubrano said...

Oh I like this tip haha! Thank you!!! I can definitely use this ^_^.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Very cool!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OH girl this is great information cause I'm still learning my way around photoshop. Thanks so much for sharing this. Hope that all is well with you Honey Bunny. Sending you hugs from Jersey!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, you are so cool! Not only with your wonderful art (AWESOME Ellen, by the way), but with the tutorials as well. What a fabulous new tip. Thank you!

Diana Evans said...

oh cool...love seeing tutorials on blogs!!!

Laura said...

Just found your blog through wellerwishes. I've been playing around with scanning my line art & sketches for coloring - this is a great simple tip, thanks!

life without novacaine said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

cally jane studio said...

Hi Lynn! I had a look at your website, I love your characters! Great work and cool style :) x

. justin segal said...

yeah, Lynn! I remember how happy I was the day I discovered this trick — use it all the time now!

Helen Pickup said...

I've wanted to know the best way to do that for ages, I'm going to give it a go now! Cheers Lynn

Kelley Pounds said...

Thank you! I can definitely use this tip. :)