I am working on this lineart as sort of a logo for my tshirt company. I was wondering how exactly to clean up the edges and smooth them out?i would just like it to look like a classic clean lineart that i could fill and color. It was originally a pencil drawing that was scanned and darkened using the stroke selection in gimp. This is my first experience creating my own lineart. I have colored and filled others multiple times
- Color-Select tool and select black
- Add new layer
But IMHO you could have avoided the problem earlier. For instance, from your original:
- Threshold (around 180)
- Brightness/Contrast tool and increase contrast a lot
Just to add something I suggest to use tracing. If you can afford Illustrator, I recommend its Live Trace. With it you can trace your strokes. After tracing and expanding the result you can modify the strokes freely like they were drawn in Illustrator. See the following screenshot of the tracing result:
Unfortunately Inkscape (=freeware) cannot trace line art as strokes. That makes it nearly useless at this job.