You can import bitmap images as vector drawings, which allows you to edit them using Harmony's vector drawing tools. This is especially useful to convert bitmap line art scanned or created in a different software into vector line art so it can be painted in Harmony.
- Do one of the following:
- From the top menu, select File > Import > Images.
- In the File toolbar, click the Import Images button.
- In the Xsheet view, right-click anywhere in the frame area and select Import > Images.
The Import Images dialog box opens.
- In the Files section of the Import Images dialog box, click Browse to select one or more images from your computer.
- Select the destination for your images:
- Create Single Layer Named: Creates a new layer with the specified name and imports the images into it.
- Create Layer(s) Based on Filenames: Creates a layer based on each unique filename prefix. For example, if you import three files named a-1.tga, a-2.tga and b-1.tga, this will create two layers, one named "a" and one named "b". Layer "a" will contain the two first images and "b" will contain the third one.
- Add to Existing Layer: Imports the images into the specified layer. Note that you can only import into layers that are compatible with your import options. For example, if you're importing images as vector drawings, you can only import them into vector drawing layers.
- In the Vectorization section, select the Vectorize Image option.
Select one of the following options:
- Colour: Imports bitmaps as vector objects with their image as a bitmap texture. The resulting drawing can be drawn or erased over, but not repainted or tweaked.
- Black and White: Vectorizes drawings with a solid black line. This creates a 100% vector-based drawing and paints it with the Vectorized Line colour swatch from your scene's palette.
- If you selected the Black and White option, set the following parameters:
Parameter Description Threshold
Determines what values in the scanned image will be considered as part of the drawing, and what will be ignored and eliminated in the vectorized drawing. The lower the value, the darker the image and vice versa.
Determines how smooth the lines will be. The lower the value, the more detail will be retained. The higher the value, the more polished and easy to edit the lines will be.
- Click OK.
Your vectorized images will appear in their selected destination.