Sketching strokes is the key part of manipulating (adding, changing or removing) colors in CODIJY software.
Let's get the feel of how CODIJY algorithms apply solid colors to simple objects. In this lesson, you will train adding strokes of color (masks) to simple objects in order to see the algorithms in action.
Download and open (Ctrl/Command+O) the source document. The document contains black and white image and Color History with ready set of colors.
Instant preview mode will help you see the result of your actions in real time. Enable it using instructions.
NOTE: We picked a small-size image to ensure its speedy processing. So you don't have to pick a specific area using a selection box.
Once you enable instant preview the program switches to Split View. Click over the left pane to enable Editor.
Enable Pen Tool (P), set the brush size to 4 pixels and switch to Line mode (L).
Pick the first color in the Color History and outline 2 tangerines and the peels in the front.
Sketching Technique: Draw the line, then click or press Space bar to cut it out and start in the new direction.
The second color is meant for the board. Add a couple of strokes among the peels.
Outline the background area with the third color.
Now sketch the mask within the border of the tangerine.
Change the brush size to 1 pixel. Now, draw lines across the streaks of the tangerine. The outline the streaks with base color.
Then, outline the streaks with base color
Switch to Color Protect pen (X). Set brush size to 1 pixel and add a few dots to highlights to add a life contrast.
Here you go!