Ahh... my first post. I guess the bloom is off the rose.
I'm wondering what the best way(s) are to manipulate an image after scanning, in order to use a program such as Photoshop to color it.
In the past, I've always drawn, inked, scanned, and then colored, but I'm not always happy with the line quality of my images.
As with the case here:
I've also tried make a new layer and then setting that layer to diffuse, and coloring the layer below it. This works a bit better I suppose, but I'm still looking for a better solution. I'm still kind of new to all of this, but I know Photoshop pretty well. If someone could please share some thoughts on how to get better line weight to transfer in the process, it would be greatly appreciated. I've even gone so far as to scan the pencil drawing and then trace the lines with a vector program, but not only is this a real pain, it also means I can't play with line weight at all.
Any thoughts/tutorial links you can provide will be much appreciated, as I respect all of what I have seen in my short time in these forums.