I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing

As the title says, I need help with making the lines sharper in a drawing my friend drew. He asked me if I can make the lines better, and I have tried going over it with the brush tool but it’s going to take a long time. I was wondering if there might be a quicker way of doing this?
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Thanks
Jake

Answer

You have a couple of options.

As already mentioned above, you can always live trace and go from there.
If you don’t have Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape is an opensource alternative.

Those lines look pretty sharp though so I get the impression that you either want to tidy the sketch up a little or make a workable digital version.

To tidy it up a little;

Rather than colouring in all of the lines and sections with the brush tool, you can use either Photoshop or the opensource image editor Gimp to mess with the levels, jack up the brightness and the contrast and then go from there.

You’d end up with something like this as a starting step;
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Some more steps are mentioned here about cleaning up hand drawn sketches as well as a wealth of online resources 🙂

Now if you want to make an illustration of your friends drawing questions like that have been answered before and there are some tutorials online too.

Best of luck, hope I’ve helped.

Welcome to the site 🙂

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