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What are the steps for scanning a pencil line drawing into photoshop?
05-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Post: #1
What are the steps for scanning a pencil line drawing into photoshop?
I have some hand drawn cartoons in pencil that I would like to scan into photoshop and turn it into a black line art drawing and then digitally color it. Can someone please list the steps for me to do that? Thanks in advance.

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05-30-2014, 09:54 AM
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Found this while browsing around one day. Hope it helps!

http://kaiami.tumblr.com/post/4373309510...to-digital
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05-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Post: #3
 
You don't need Photoshop to scan drawings - just use the software that came with your scanner. Once you have the scanned image you can open it in any image editor.

Artists and graphic designers don't use Adobe Photoshop for creating line art.

They use Adobe Illustrator - a vector image editor.

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05-30-2014, 10:10 AM
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For photoshop, you place drawing on scanner,
open photoshop,
import twaing from selected scanner device,

setup scanner software to scan at least 300 dpi and colour or grascale,
scan image, save original file as tif, change to other later,
once you have in photoshop as drawing image, you create new layer,
use pen/ path to to re-drawing linework, convert paths to strokes,
when doing so, you can use lines, or select brush options,

those lines are applied to new top layer with transparency alpha on,
save that file again as psd format, then continue,
you have various options to improve lines, add or duplicate layers,

then create new layers for colours, under or over linework,
adjust opacity and layer modes when editing and viewing edges to lines,

when done, save copy as png or jpg or gif for web,

http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publ...81801.aspx

http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q...cil-traces

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs...73a0a.html
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05-30-2014, 10:19 AM
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This tutorial was made for GIMP users, a free alternative, but is still, I think, the best tutorial on the subject.

http://deevad.deviantart.com/art/tutoria...2726&qo=19
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