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photoshop action for lineart by dalia photoshop action for lineart by dalia
Here's a photoshop action I use to separate scanned lineart from the background onto its own layer, so you can color underneath or whatever. Also useful for when you accidentally start a drawing on the background layer, d'oh.

I know there's probably a billion different tutorials and actions for this already, but this is what I use... so... maybe it'll be helpful to someone else, idk. :I

Before you use this:

- Save a copy first, just in case~

- Clean up your lineart to be black & white! This action won't make any adjustments for you, and I don't think it will work right with colored lineart.

- Make sure your lineart is on the background layer. It won't work right if the layer has transparent areas.

- It will make the lineart whatever color you have selected as your foreground color. Neat.

If you don't know how to use photoshop actions, click here for a tutorial. Actions are super useful!

Let me know if you have any questions/problems!
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:iconbasilart23:
basilart23 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Good work!
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:iconcristigupa:
Cristigupa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It said that the comand selection is not available, what can i do?
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:iconcamuus:
Camuus Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Great
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:iconfihers:
Fihers Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
If you don't know how to use photoshop actions, click here for a tutorial. Actions are super useful!
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:iconpochilo:
Pochilo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Thnks!!!! :D
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:iconlefues:
Lefues Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Student Interface Designer
SO USEFUL. Thank you!!
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:iconollitko:
ollitko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconmissnyny:
MissNyny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Can't wait to try it! Thank you!
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:icondellicie:
Dellicie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Pg
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:iconatikarahmadevina:
atikarahmadevina Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing!thanksLove 
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:iconyumx9:
yumx9 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Amazing! Thanks
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:iconlusyo:
LUsyo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
so cool
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:iconriz29:
riz29 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you..
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:iconallyntu:
Allyntu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you with all my heart right now :love:
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:iconozifachrulrozi:
ozifachrulrozi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nice thanks
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:iconthithicksha:
thithicksha Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
how to download it
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:icon801-furin:
801-furin Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
click the download button just above the "featured in groups" and under the "more like this"
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:iconthithicksha:
thithicksha Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
thz its nice
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:iconv-max-s:
V-Max-S Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This works like a charm! Thank you so much!!!
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:iconthithicksha:
thithicksha Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
can u say how to download it
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:iconkatry:
KaTrY Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you right now.
*______* Thank you very much.
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:iconskytoddler:
SkyToddler Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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:iconshuckclod:
shuckclod Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you...
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:iconmvisl:
Mvisl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Can this change complicated lineart images with slightly messy lines?

And thanks.
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:iconkahokurusu:
KahoKurusu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how do you turn the background like that? I mean the gray and white...
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah how cool! :D
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:iconk-hime:
K-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thanks :3
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:iconarchibaldart:
archibaldart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At Last i found an easy way!!!
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:iconnikutsuki:
nikutsuki Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
OMG this must be like the most useful action ever! :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
DRš Cat!!! :D
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:iconnoor-noor:
noor-noor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
tooooo nice
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:iconpaniikkikohtaus:
paniikkikohtaus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how can you save ONLY the lineart?! >_> my photoshop says that it must be copy since there isn't bg..
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IzzahAddina Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Wow!
Good! <3<3XOXO
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:iconfullmetalkagome:
FullMetalKagome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
Seriously how the heck did you do this and don't say magic. You kinda just show us without any real explanation on how to do it. You think you could give us a step by step as to how to get that?
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:icondalia:
dalia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
well it's automatic with the action...if you load it in photoshop you can see all the steps :0
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:iconclaudya06:
claudya06 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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:iconk3nel1os:
K3nel1OS Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
FKJSADLKFJSKLDFJLSKDFJSLDKAFJDJ

You have NO IDEA how much I love you <333
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:icontangoladude:
TangolaDude Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh. I needed this ^^
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:iconxandrei:
xandrei Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are my hero, for real. I have been trying to find the easiest way to do this so I can save time on my projects. Thank you!!

PS: I learned that if your main color is set to anything other than black on the swatch thing, it'll make your lineart that color when it runs through the action.
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:iconxandrei:
xandrei Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh derp, that was written in the comments already. I am good at reading comprehension, clearly.
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:icon21stcenturymurder:
21stCenturyMurder Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can I draw Dr. Cat? .3.
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:icondalia:
dalia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
sure!
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:iconstephaniaarts:
StephaniaArts Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
THANK YOU now i won´t have trouble with going through all hte channels etc. XDD you´re alife saver!! :hug:
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:icontsubasa-no-kami:
Tsubasa-No-Kami Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's very cool of you to share this!
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:iconjbmusic:
jbmusic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thanx for this Action....worked beautifully.
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:icondawnmbennettva:
DawnMBennettVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!!! :D
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:iconnessperez:
nessperez Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I'm not sure where I'm goin' wrong, but not matter how I play the action, I always end up with the white portion of my lineart in black and the lineart erased from it instead of the lineart solid and the white portions transparent. '~' Help?
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:icondalia:
dalia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
oh, weird. is your lineart on the background layer? do you have a screenshot or something?
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:iconnessperez:
nessperez Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
It was on the background layer. Just plain ol' crispy black on white. I eventually did an alternative method which worked out okay, though, so it's all good I guess?
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:iconumiyumi:
umiyumi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DOCTOR CAT!


And the action is pretty sweet, too.
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