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despoina terzopoulou's picture
Joined: 23 Feb 2013 - 9:25am
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I have drawn some illustrations for a novel. I already have scanned them but I actually cannot find the right way to “clean” them in order to print them as a part of the book. I do not want to create a vector of them using AI because I will lost the “handmade” part of it. So I tried to use brush tool to clean them but I am not sure if this will work quite alright for what is needed. The style of the drawings have something of the engraving art. If someone can help me solve this out I will be glad.

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Perhaps you can post an example of the scans? That would be helpful.

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Joined: 18 May 2005 - 7:20am
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Try using PhotoShop levels to limit gray range and tighten them up - then run poster edges and then covert to one bit. This will give you a nice engraved look.

Process:
1. Convert Photo to Grayscale.
2. Run Artistic/Poster Edges Filter at 1 for Thickness,
6 for Intensity and 2 for Posterization.
3. Use Image Adjust Threshold to fine tune your
Sketch.
4. Convert to Bitmap using Diffusion Dither.

despoina terzopoulou's picture
Joined: 23 Feb 2013 - 9:25am
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thanks a lot, I will try it as you told me!

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If you need more middle tones - set posterization to 3 or 4.