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    Some scanning woes.

    Hey all. Recently I switched from using relatively heavy-paper sketchbooks to cheap copy paper. I am just drawing too much to use the expensive stuff. Anyway, last night when I tried to scan some of these new pages they came out horrible and I wanted to know if there was a special trick to scanning cheaper paper. My pencils come out looking like ink and it just looks messy.

    Anyway, Just check the last page of my sketchbook and you can see what I am talking about. Any help is appreciated.


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    Whenever I scan anything (I use cheap paper) I usually have to play with the brightness/contrast and grayscale it to make it look right in photoshop. Otherwise, it is too light/dark.

    Good luck!

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    Originally posted by jelanen
    Whenever I scan anything (I use cheap paper) I usually have to play with the brightness/contrast and grayscale it to make it look right in photoshop. Otherwise, it is too light/dark.

    Good luck!
    Yah...I played with the brightness and contrast...still no go. I guess this was a stupid question since no one really wants to respond.

    Oh well. Thanks, jelanen.

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    Maybe scan it with something that blocks out the light behind it? Like, a good sketch book? Maybe that will help keep the original color not having so much light going though the paper, yanno? Good luck!

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    Originally posted by jelanen
    Maybe scan it with something that blocks out the light behind it? Like, a good sketch book? Maybe that will help keep the original color not having so much light going though the paper, yanno? Good luck!

    - j
    I will try that!

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