How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this:

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I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita?


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When colouring line art, it's a good idea to make sure to keep your line art on a separate layer from the colour fills. That way you should be able to use a filter on the line art layer to change its colour without affecting the other layers.

An example. Here the original line art is black. Using the HSV/HSL Adjustment with the colourize option checked, I changed the line art to blue.

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If your line art is brown and you want to make it black, you could remove the colour using the Desaturate filter, then use the Levels filter to make it darker

  • I tried setting the Hue to 268, but the farthest I can get is 180: ibb.co/1K8Nvkw Oct 2, 2021 at 4:29
  • @Crownie - looks like you have a different version of Krita from me. The numbers likely don't matter, only the position of the slider. You'll need to experiment.
    – Billy Kerr
    Oct 2, 2021 at 9:23
  • Hmm, okay. I'll try this out. Thank you very much for all your help, @BillyKerr! Oct 2, 2021 at 13:05

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