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Unread 01-03-2015, 05:41 AM   #1
Dictamnus Albus
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editing sketches

my sketches are nice and clean on paper, but when i scan them to the pc,
they get artifacts, smudgey and are really light,

ive tried tinkering with brightnes, gama, contrast, greyscale and stuff but it only gets worse
especially when it results in making the paper turn grey

what freeware can i grab up to try and fix this
(freeware cause redownloading trials is irritating as heck)

or am i better off just tracing it all in pen
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Unread 01-03-2015, 06:17 AM   #2
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You can try gimp. I would suggest making a copy of your drawing first then outline it in either a 6b pencil or you can retrace it in another layer in the photo editing software so it looks clean.
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Unread 01-04-2015, 01:28 AM   #3
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thanx, i tried out gimp, its not helping me much in this case, might tinker with it for other things in the future

i tried just retracing using a heavier hand but its not any darker...go figure
i trace some things directly off my pc screen

im gona look for some art pencils then
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Have you tried adjusting levels? You didn't mention that one specifically, and it's the most useful thing I've ever tried for dealing with pencil sketches. It makes up for a lot of failings your scanner may have.
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Unread 01-04-2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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i ended up just trying again, and settling with what i got,
using irfanview (which i was using previous) and just used bright, gamma and contrast to darken it as much as i could w/o turning the paper grey,

it worked better doing it more than once (adjust save reload adjust)

its not ideal, cause what i was hoping was to retain the pencil line look but make it dark enough to show up in the thumnails,
its atleast visible now, and when opened in a viewer its sufficient

my goal is to get my reference images, and sketchings all together for easy viewing

i checked out the level and curve tool on gimp, i just waggled the arrows or curve around a bit, it seems to have a similar visual impact as adjusting bright/contrast/gamma
i was going to compare but gimp save didnt show up as thumnail

i should be good for now in this department

thanx much
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