Every now and again I find myself at a loss and hope for you fine, noble folk to offer insight where I lack it.
In this case I'm calling on all the visually, digitally creative ones among us, with the following problem:
See, every now and again I fancy drawing something, I sketch some, erase some, and sketch some more.
When I'm satisfied, I grab my ink pen, re-draw the lines and smile with glee at the finished product.
I then proceed to dust-off my scanner and make a scan of the work-of-fiction (600 Dpi, 'Black-and-white' color setting)
Once done I import the file to Photoshop and I'm presented with what I drew.
Whenever I import a scan, when zooming in, you can see that all the lines are very "ugly"
and coloring that is NOT something I consider doing and even "cleaning it up" is a no-go
So some time ago, I decided its best to just re-trace it yet AGAIN with the pen-tool, creating nice lines,
stroking the path I created.
The problem is: when I fill a particular area, there remains a small 'border" of sorts, between the filled area and the outline,
a border of transparency, if you will.
Up till now I've been selecting the area and expanding it by 1 pixel and then filling, but that sort of "fucks" my other lines,
pen-tool-stroking (that's a word now) with the 'pencil-tool', instead of the 'brush-tool' gives incredibly nasty lines,
so that's not an option either.
I'd love to just fill everything to the edges without having to compromise other drawn lines by means of expanding.
Is there another way solve my problem, other than the two I just mentioned, or am I stuck to selecting-and-expanding?
Thanks in advance for any help offered, I know this might be a bit vague.
More details can be given when asked for.
- Lith. ...Loss.