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Default Finally, learning to color inside the lines.

Got some good hints on doing this awhile back, but didn't actually do it for me, wrong generation or something. But now, think I have got it pretty well resolved. Will mean redoing some of my designs tho, resizing them and all, but seeing as I am not planning on having a lot of my cane handle designs in color, won't be toooo bad, just time and effort. I think the final results will be well worth it, will save me a lot of time over painting them by hand each time.

The pictures show what I started with. Then show how my work evolved. And finally the end results. Did find if the lines are not really black, and light, the color will bleed over. Definite learning experience.
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You did good.

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I agree with Al, you did do good.
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Thanks guys. The teacher gave me an A. Hehehe

Forgot to say, did it by 'speermenting. Found out that when I edit a picture I have saved with Paint3D, it lets me do all this. Don't know if it is an app, already there, or what, but it 'is' there, works, and remarkably easy to use.

Next step is finding out how to reduce pictures to the size I wan t when I print them. Onward, to infinity, and beyond. Oops, my mistake. First coffee, then pictures. I love woodworking.

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Woo hoo. Doing my homework is paying off. My Wizard is one of the pieces I want colored, but don't want to paint by hand each time. But they didn't print out to the size I wanted, and so far haven't figured out how to change size for printing. But have to make some changes to him anyway. So figured I save an outline, print that, then make a new master using that, then when I print I'll have the proper size.

Took a picture of the outline, but came out dark - flash won't work on my camera now. So figured I'd just 'paint' the outside and inside of the outline. But somehow the lines bled, so part of the outline was erased. Ah ha thinketh I, I'll 'paint the outline, then it won't bleed. And I was right. Came out great, and didn't bleed. Now I'll print out a nice copy, make my changes, then a picture of than, a few more trials, and I'll be good to go. Should be good to go, unless I have to make more change, but at least I know how I'll make the changes this time.

The last photo was supposed to be the first one, and all the dates on the photos are wrong, should be today.
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What I had done is trace around a finished Wizzard I had in the house. This is the exact same as the master out in the shop. That is what I took pictures of. I found out that if I unchecked the box on the print page, it would print the exact size I needed. The picture is after I darkened the lines, and turned the outside, and inside, of the outline white. This is definitely not science, but a combo of art and luck. I have four copies I made on my computer. A couple I darkened the outline no problem. Keep in mind these are all copies of just one, so the lines are all the same. So no problem darkening the lines, right? Wrong. Like I said two went great. The other two, had to make several attempts, because try to darken the lines, and a large portion of both inside and outside the lines would also go black. One even turned the entire page black when I tried it. But finally got them all changed, and printed out four copies. I am going to have to put the lines on the printed copies, then take pictures of the finished work, and should be good to go then. I will try doing it on at least one of the saved copies, but doubt seriously I will be able to do well. But, problem should be solved now, except for the drawing. Should be able to do the same with the other two or three designs I want to print in color. And, of course, once I get one all finished, and colored, I can make a reverse copy for the second side. After that all it will take is to print out copies, in whatever number I want.
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I wonder if a cnc router table could be converted to paint also? Would sure make your life easier

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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I wonder if a cnc router table could be converted to paint also? Would sure make your life easier
Don' needs no CNC whatever. I can PAINT.
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Got one more variation to go. But if I try to make all the changes at one go, the cursor will zip around on its own, spoiling what I've done, and have to start over. So, its make a change, save, make a change, save, until it is all changed. Takes time, and I'm too tired to finish the last on, do it tomorrow. I can change colors too.
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Joat, could you not use some thin masking tape , and tape off the borders before you paint for a cleaner line/ border etc

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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