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Dirt Clean Up

When paper drawings are passed through a scanner, there can be some hair and dirt scattered across them. These lines and dots need to be cleaned. Harmony provides different tools to help get rid of them quickly.

Dirt clean-up

The Remove Dirt tool selects small dots and hairs on the drawing. Raising the Remove Dirt level will select bigger dots. When selecting larger dots, be careful not to lose small details like pupils and nostrils. Once you have chosen the level, you can apply it to the current drawing or the entire animation sequence. This is a quick way to get rid of most dirt and dust.

During this process, the dirt that will be removed is highlighted in red.

Remove dirt

The Remove Art Outside Selection option lets you remove any art existing outside a selection. It is recommended that you clean your Colour Art level as well. If you have a stroke accumulation in your Colour Art, it can result in large output files, especially if you work in high-definition resolutions.

Removing art outside selection

If there are some marks that cannot be removed with the automated tools, you can erase them with the Eraser tool or select them with the Select tool and then delete them. It is always safer to select and delete them than to erase them, so you do not overlook anything.

Erasing parts of image

The Remove Art Inside Selection option is used to delete any art inside a selection. We recommend that you clean your Colour Art level as well. If you have a stroke accumulation in your Colour Art, it can result in large output files, especially if you work in high definition resolutions.

You can simultaneously apply this operation to all of your drawings in the layer by using the Remove Art Inside Selection On All Drawings command.

The Remove Hair command is used to remove any small strokes created in the Colour Art from very thick lines or filled zones.

Increasing the Remove Hair level value will select larger strokes for removal from the drawing. You can also s