I'm very new to Inkscape, and I'm sure I'm missing something trivial. I had a .png image with some lineart that I wanted to vectorize. I know how to vectorize lineart as to have black vectorized lineart, but for this one I needed two different colors for the lineart. The original image is grayscale, I'm the one adding the color. I looked it up and found a tutorial that seemed to give me what I wanted so I followed the following protocol :
- Opening my .png image with inkscape
- Selecting the lineart by clicking on it (do remember that since I'm a newbie, there are a lot of things that I do because I know it works, even if I don't know how it works)
Path -> Trace Bitmap -> Brightness cutoff with whatever threshold worked for me -> Ok
- Selecting the old image below the newly created path, deleting it.
Now comes the part I'm not familiar with, because usually after this I have the .svg file of my black lineart on transparent background.
- Selecting my newly created path
Path -> Break Apart
At that point, all of my closed paths became filled with black, which I thought, fine, whatever, I can just fill it with white. So then I :
- Select the lineart paths I want in color and fill them with color
- Select the paths that where previously transparent, and fill them with white.
I'm sure you see where I'm going : after that, I had my lineart with the colors I wanted, but some parts were filled with white, and I'd actually want them transparent. I've tried looking that up to. I have tried :
- To select the path, and press 'delete', but it appears black afterwards
- To put the alpha value to 0%, but then it also appears black
I'm putting some pictures to illustrate :
On this one, you can see at the bottom that the alpha value is at 100%
On this one, you can see that by decreasing the alpha value, it actually gets darker instead of transparier.
I'd add the picture of the preview so that you can see that some parts are filled with white and some are not, but I'm limited to two pictures.