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.after stroke selection It was originally a pencil drawing that was scanned and darkened using the stroke selection in gimp.before stroke selection just scanned This is my first experience creating my own lineart. I have colored and filled others multiple times


2 Answers 2

  • Color-Select tool and select black
  • Select>To path
  • Add new layer
  • Select>From path
  • Bucket-fill

enter image description here

But IMHO you could have avoided the problem earlier. For instance, from your original:

  • Threshold (around 180)
  • Filters>Generic>Erode
  • Filters>Blur>Gaussian blur (5px)
  • Brightness/Contrast tool and increase contrast a lot

enter image description here


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:

enter image description here

Unfortunately Inkscape (=freeware) cannot trace line art as strokes. That makes it nearly useless at this job.

  • You can do this inkscape its just not very intuitive. Anyway you can use any number of other tracers for this. Didn't down vote but this MIGHT be why you got down voted.
    – joojaa
    Aug 27, 2017 at 9:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.