Today’s thank you’s go to Sherri S and to Kaleigh C for ideas on how to find images for auto-tracing in KNK Studio.
Someone at one of the Yahoo groups was looking for football images. Now normally, I would send them to Picsearch or to Google and then perform the search and click on Images. But Sherri did it one better… she googled on: Football Silhouette. The following two screen shots illustrate the difference in what you get:
Obviously the second search yields much better/easier images for auto-tracing due to the black and white nature of the images and also the simplicity in the detail.
So, I was relating this find to my friend, Kaleigh S, who told me that she enjoys locating free coloring book images and does a similar search, except uses “coloring book” in place of “silhouette”. Here are the results from that search:
Again, you get black and white images and, even better, different images from the first search. Now, auto-tracing these images will results in double lines, but those are fairly simple to edit out and it’s worth using this “coloring book” search in case the images you originally find are not quite what you are needing for your personal project.