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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Technique Class - No Line Colouring

Some clever person has come up with a fantastic technique to colour your images so that the outline is barely visible.  I think it gives a kind of painted look that reminds me a lot of decorative art.
In the examples I saw, the artists all stamped their images with a very light coloured ink.  I figured we could all do the same thing by printing our digital images in a very light grey tone.  (There's a quick How To at the bottom of this post.)




I really enjoyed this technique and loved the end result.  I found that it's important to have a lot of contrast between the different layers of the picture so that each individual element stands out, particularly if they are the same colour group, such as the petals of the poinsettia.  Give it a go... start simple and use a fairly large image so you can see what you're doing.  Have fun!



HOW TO: Open the image in Microsoft Word and resize it as desired.  Right click the image and select Format Picture from the drop down menu that appears. On the left hand side of the next menu that appears, select Picture Colour then click Presets, which will bring up several different colours for your image. The fourth choice along is called Washout, that is what you want to select to get a very light line.

22 comments:

  1. Your colouring is so beautiful....thanks for the tips on this new technique.

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  2. Beccy, your coloring is amazing. It's really cool technique. Those candys looks so real without dark lines. Fantastic!
    Hugs, Eret

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  3. Love the technique and will definitely give it a try

    Margaret xx

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  4. Wow Beccy!!!! Your projects look so fab! Thanks for sharing this technique with us, and I'm going to try this. Helen x

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  5. WOW!! such a great technique Beccy, your colouring is absolutely stunning

    Sue

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  6. tERRIFIC TUT bECCY...THANKS..ANNIE♥

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  7. Been meaning to try this technique for a while. Your image looks amazing Beccy and cards too, I must have go at this soon, thanks for the info. I assumed it would have to be a stamped image, stupid me didn't think to print a digi one in a pale colour..... doh! :) Viv xx

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  8. This is STUNNING Beccy..Loz

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  9. Thanks for sharing the tip,'love all your digis

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  10. Oh, I love the result! :) Great idea to print it in light gray! HAve a wonderful day.

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  11. The colouring on the card is absolutely wonderful Beccy, the colours just pop out at you. Thanks for the tutorial!
    hugs
    glenda

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  12. Thanks Beccy. Will have to give this a try!

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  13. I tried this once but took a long, drawnout path to get to the finished results (layers on layers etc.) & decided it was too much work...BUT this is so simple....thanks tons...I loved the effect!

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  14. Been wondering how to do this. This has been very helpful.Thanks.

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  15. Your coloring technique is outstanding, and what a great idea. I can never get over how clever an artist can be, and you took the cake!

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  16. Love your coloring! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  17. Hi Becky
    Thanks for this cool technique and your great tutorial.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  18. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!
    -Katya

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  19. Stupendous colourwork, Beccy! Beautiful cards! Hugs, Lesley

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