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How do you get drawings into a computer from your sketchbook ?? Do you cram the page into a scanner or photograph it ?
You can do either.
edit / that sounds sarcastic. I did'nt mean it that way. But are you asking of possible ways to do it? Or do you want to just know how we all individual do it?
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I just draw with my pencil on the screen and drawings appear magically on my sketchbook thread.
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this is a serious question?
I believe the majority of people use a scanner. Quick photos usually come out too dark and/or not enough contrast.
I mean what is the best way to go about getting sketchbook drawings into a computer, I figured scanning them in would not be the best solution because the book is never perfectly flat on the scanner. I got an all in one scanner/printer that scans 8.5 x 11 and don't get good results stuffung my book into it, maybe its more of a size issue for me ?
Im goin on the assumption you're honestly looking for some info and not just jerkin us. If you're having real troubles,
bwkeough has a cool sketchbook set up where by he has punched coverstock set in a 3 ring binder. Simple pimple for you to pop the finished page out and put it straight away on the scanner and voila. Image in computer.
Hope this helps.
cool, I usually draw on single sheets of paper and scan them on my schools scanner and it comes out really good, but I look at alot of work from the sketch books of the pro's and I was wondering how they scanned their sketches from their book without any distorsion.
I am below newbie when it comes to anything digital right now, even scanning, I just recently learned about pixel size and saving stuff properly.
thanks for any helpful feedback.
Last edited by gruve24; June 23rd, 2006 at 05:53 PM.
Also helps sometimes if you set up some books or something to be level with the scanner bed, so that you can easily have the sketchbook layed open across. Some books though do seem hard to get flat unless you really want to put a lot of pressure on the binding.
Maybe is just the dpi, make sure is around 300, and that the scanner you are using doesn´t have some special weird options for text scanning or things like that. ( so 300 dpi, photo mode if there´s one)
Of cource it still might be to dark, blue or dirty, in that case use photoshop and play around with the levels untill you feel it looks good. (Image-->Adjustments--> Levels)
If you are scanning monocrome stuff, and you get some weird blue spots, you can go to the "hue and saturation" window and use "colorize" ( in the corner of the same window), or...just move the saturation jitter left to delete any color information. ( ·hue/saturation = Ctrl+U...or Image--> Adjustments-->Hue/Saturation)
If you still don´t have Photoshop, and you still want your sketchbook scans to look good...Get Photoshop!
Bah, just do what I do. Get lazy and all busy and needing to pay rent and just don't scan anything.
Honestly, whenever I have that problem, just pressing it down so it's more flat usually helps. Though I've only seen...the one sketch, your style looks pretty nifty, so you need to get to work sooner rather than later! Just make sure not to break the glass. ;