I scanned a book into a pdf, but the room light I used to illuminate the pages caused the scans to have a washed out effect
The black text at the top of the page is light in the scans. The lack of contrast makes it hard to read. The scans include color.
With the Adobe 2024 Creative Cloud tools (photoshop, illustrator, etc), is there a way for me to fix the washed out effect without ruining the parts that scanned well? Please note I am a beginner.
I tried using photoshop, but importing and exporting the multi-page pdf document was an issue. Also, some of the options suggested in tutorials were not available in my "save as" type windows on Mac.
I didn't see any relevant options available in Acrobat.
In Illustrator I tried adjusting colors, but it was also darkening my background. I tried rasterizing, but this made the text hard to read and I think I lost the page separations..
Is there a step-by-step process to fix my scans - make the dark text darker, not affect the colors, and maintain a multi-page pdf document?