I'd like some assistance on this fellas. I have been looking around for tutorials and resources on the subject but most seem to be straying away from my issue. I am scanning line art and adjusting them in photoshop to give them that simular appearance as one sees what he gets on traditional paper surface.
My issue revolves around having very gritty/hazey background whites (paper) with lighter/soft pencils. I have tried adjusting with Levels and Curves and Contrast settings in photoshop to tweak these issues. They do well but when tweaking levels to darken pencils, the paper/surrounding background grit darkens and when lighting up the whites (paper) the pencils become too soft.
Erasing between the lines to get rid of the 'fog grit' without f**king up the line detail work is a hassle.
Tried using Wand tool; leaves too many whites in the lines. I'm hoping there is a way to save the lines (pencil & inked) while simultaneously making the gritty-foggy paper white, whiter...
I'm saying right off the bat that I am quite new with alot of photoshop's tools and neat tricks, but I am already familiar with Layers and a few other basic needs.