Messing around a little bit with the Microsoft Paint which came free installed on my PC.
I am messing around only for my own amusement. I don’t intend to spend any money to upgrade to better software. Therefore, I am entirely prepared to get a bunch of responses of “If you’re working with crappy software you’re going to get crappy results. That’s all there is to it.”
So, on to what I’m trying to do and the problem I’m having with it:
I want to play around with drawing some images by hand, on paper, scanning it then coloring it in with the paint program. The scanned picture is just black Sharpie on white paper, no shading at all.
The problem comes when I want to fill an area with color.
The open white fields are not purely completely white. Instead, there are blotches of “Not Quite White”. So, I fill an area with Blue but it doesn’t fill the entire area- there’s messy bits of white. It’s easy to fill the blotches within the field, but it’s very tedious filling in the bits adjacent to the black lines of the drawn image.
What I want is for the original image to be treated as ONLY Black and White.
Anything that’s closer to White than Black should be treated like White so that there aren’t blotches of “Not Quite White”.
On a typical GOOD graphic art program, is there a function that will just remove all the “Not Quite White” blotches for me?
If so, what would be some common names for this function so that I can try to figure out if it’s a function that is available to me?
Better yet: if anyone happens to be familiar with Microsoft Paint- do you know if the cheapo freebe version allows this and I’m somehow just not seeing how to do it?