i’ve been meaning to make this for a while ‘orz but here is a small tutorial on how to lift lineart from white backgrounds or scanned drawings using Photoshop. I think this method can work all the way back with ver 7.0 but i’m not sure. I’m using CS6 here.
How to Lift Lineart using Photoshop
1) load the piece that you want to lift lineart from.
2) invert your piece going to image > adjustments > invert or using the hot key ctrl+i (cmd+i)
3) now select all Select > All or ctrl+a (cmd+a) and then copy the image. Edit > Copy or crtl+c (cmd+c)
4) next go to your channels tab (if you don’t see it go to Window > Channels to show it). it should look something like this:
5) make a new channel. this channel will default be named Alpha 1. click Alpha 1 and paste your image. Edit > Paste or ctrl+v (cmd+v)
6) go back to your layers tab and create a new layer.
7) while on this new layer, go to Select > Load Selection.
8) in the drop down menu, select Alpha 1 and click OK. on your layer, a selection will appear of the lineart.
9) using the slection wand tool, right click on your image and choose fill and fill the lines with your desired colour. i chose black bc it’s easiest.
10) and viola! you have now lifted your lineart from the white background!!! you can now lock it and change it or whatever you want. c: this process works best with black lineart.
end! i hope that this will be helpful for you ;;v;; <3 <3 ion