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Pencil Illustrations And Scanning


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#1 terrispeakz

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:50 PM

Hola, All :thumbsup:

I do portraiture using graphite pencil and I have a small home scanner...since most of my work is done on 19x24 paper, I usually have to scan the finished portrait in six separate scans, then, in adobe photoshop cs3, I use the auto align and auto blend features to pull everything together.

It results in streaks and even though I have the scan settings on "grayscale", there is a "hardness" added to the screen shot that is not at all indicative of the softness and exceptional blending that eliminates lines.

Is there an illustrator on here who can help with scan settings or some type of filtering technique that will allow the scan to look as close to the original as possible?

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:19 PM

I'm not a pro, but one place you might look is the option of modifying the DPI (dots per inch) at scan-time. The default is often 300, but if you can increase this it may help.
Also be sure the scan-plate is free of graphite and other residue.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:03 PM

Alex Lindsay is the founder of Pixel Corp. and THE guru when it comes to Photo Shop. They have forums at http://www.pixelcorps.com/, that he frequents quite a lot. It's definitely worth a look around.
He gets into all sorts of discussions about anything pertaining to photos, drawings, animation, you name it
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#4 terrispeakz

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

Thank you Garmanma and JH :thumbsup:

I really appreciate your help and Iwill check out both

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