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Feb. 22nd, 2004

Okay. So, I want to do more in real media. I suck at it, and the only way to get better is practice. (Lanakila, I am still working on your commission, sweetie, I just want it to look good.)

My biggest question is, for those of you that I admire (and envy)...when you -scan- your finished work, how... do you do it? Whenever I scan in pencil works or even markers, they look grainy. I have to go back in photoshop and try and blur it, or just suck it up and post it, looking like I did the piece with crayons. Am I not blending properly? I can't imagine there's so many settings on a scanner that it's the cause of the problem... especially since I have a rather nice commonly used Canon.

Help!!!

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gen
Feb. 22nd, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)
I usually just fuss with the brightness and contrast until it gets to a level I like.
enveri
Feb. 22nd, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
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I've done this to correct color problems, but it doesn't solve the graininess of pencil works. :(

Basically, when I scan and upload, you can see each individual pencil stroke, even if it looks well blended on the paper.
kenket
Feb. 22nd, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
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I don't work in coloured pencils, so this might not be very helpful... but I usually scan things at around 600dpi (or 300dpi, if it's a bigger picture) and then resize them in photoshop (and sharper, if needed). The larger the initial scan the more smooth it usually appears once it's been shunk. Hope this helps!
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