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Questions about the process of digitizing a tangible object.

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Remove blue lines in Photoshop

I have seen a lot of very different tutorials about how to remove blue lines from a scanned drawing. So I ask myself what is the best way in term of simplicity and quality to do this in Photoshop (CS3 ...
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How can I perform non-uniform rectification/straightening of a scanned image?

I have a scanned image (let's assume 300 DPI and grayscale). It's a scanned page, on which the printing was perhaps not perfectly straight to being with, plus the scanning itself may have introduced ...
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How do I scan black and white, minimize file size, but keep gray image tones in shading?

I'm attempting to scan some documents with basic science and math diagrams in black and white that can be emailed. The challenge is that some of the pages contain diagrams with gray shading. Many of ...
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Black lines save as grey

I am a very basic user, I scan pencil (comic) drawings as tiffs and use Photoshop cc 2015 to darken the lines and clean up a bit, and put text balloons and save again as tiffs. I use the 'levels' ...
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How to use PhotoShop to enhance these images to make them more readable?

I have an old scanned book, which is of low scan quality. But for normal text pages, I can use PhotoShop to enhance it and this is an enhanced page. As you can see, it's basically readable. It could ...
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How to convert a picture into black lines and a transparent background?

I've looked at a couple of previous questions, but I haven't been able to apply it to my question. I'm trying to extract the black from this picture (so I can turn it into a vector later in ...
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How do I prepare a scanned pencil sketch for coloring in Photoshop?

I want to color sketches in Photoshop, but when I prepared the sketch (using Levels, Hue, and other modifications) to turn it into workable line art, some details were missing. I think it depends on ...
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Highlighed areas on scanned images

1. Summary I have some third-party poor-scanned grayscale images with highlight areas. Is it any chance to turn these images into normal? 2. Data Example image with highlighted area — ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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Removal of scanning artifacts

I've had a couple of times when working with scanned images where the piece I need is obscured or otherwise blemished by things such as halftoning in the case of printed items or moire effects when ...
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How can I remove the unwanted background from a scanned handwritten signature?

I need to upload my signature in a PDF document, but I do not know how to edit the background of this image. I wish to remove the bluish-tint background, and make it pure white. Can anyone help me ...
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Why are these images converted by Photoshop from RGB Color to Grayscale larger than expected?

I am scanning a grayscale document using my EPSON ES-500W. When scanned in as Color I received a 4.7MB file. If I convert it to Grayscale in Photoshop and save the file it shrinks minimally to 4.4MB. ...
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How to apply color changes as a gradient on a layer

I have to restore a document from a picture in GIMP for printing. The picture taken from the document is of moderate quality. The document is just black text on a white sheet of paper. menu-> ...
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How do I match the colors of my print with a reference print?

I have a series of around 100 scans of vintage stamps (all coming from the same scanner), and just a couple of actual stamps within that set, to be used as color reference. What's the best process to ...
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Break apart handwritten letters -- automated

in addition to the question asked in How do I break apart scanned letters using Gimp or Inkscape? : is there a way to do this automated, in a sense that I do not need to select every single 'fill-able ...
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Best way to flatten a curled photographed book photograph?

I have photographed some pages of a book for reading. This is much faster than scanning and you don't have to carry the heavy books. However, the photographed books are not as nice: curved, skewed, ...
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Does a scan need descreening if meant to be printed at the same size?

Most tutorials online related to scanning a document are dedicated to film scanning. If not, then it's about saving old photos on a hard drive and viewing them on a screen. For that second case, they ...
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Additional layers in "scanned" PDF

I recieved a package of PDf that were scanned from original documents. Files are rather lighweight but when linked in InDesign they slow it down and make creating PDF immposible (the export stop on ...
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Made transparent background for a signature: tools gratis on line without sign in/registration [duplicate]

We suppose that I put my signature on a piece of white paper with my first and last name on it. After I execute a scan of this signature in .pdf, or .png or .tiff, etc. (as file image). What are the ...
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Best approach to turn a physical soda can into a 3D file?

For clarification: I don't need it to turn into a 3D design in the end. I just need to be able to print an exact replica of a can with as much detail as possible. So, I'm a huge fan of Monster Energy ...
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Scanned document prints with a blue background from Photoshop

I have scanned a document, and now I need to print it. The document has both black and blue on it. However, it has a white background. When I print it from Photoshop it prints with a light blue ...
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

I've had to scan a logo that was printed by a very low-DPI printer. This printer messed up all the curves in the picture and created some very jagged edges that are quite visible when the logo is big (...
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Any way to "scan" 3D objects like a flatbed scanner would do (see pics)?

I've always wondered how to get this type of photos, taking random objects from my room for example (toys, furniture, etc.); and if people actually took HD dslr pictures of it a studio/white room ...
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How to convert old scanned documents into black and white

I have some old documents that have been scanned, and I want to convert them to black and white. Content should be always black, and background white: I use Photoshop.
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3DSMAX: Cleaning up a photogrammetry model

I'm attempting to build a model of a car fender. The goal is to modify this in software, CNC route a mold and fabricate the resulting part. The original part is fairly complex, with a bunch of ...
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aliasing a scanned text (removing blurry or non black pixels)

I have a scanned text like this: And I want something like this: Do you have any idea how can I achieve that? Thanks in advance!
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How do I determine what the image file format and resolution should be when scanning?

I was recently asked for help with digitizing a large set of photographs - tens of thousands of the things, that need to be digitized so they can be sent to book publishers and possibly other types of ...
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Batch remove spots from scanned images

1. Summary I couldn't find any free tool, that correctly automatically remove spots from my books. 2. Data Example page of my real book: KiraDespeckle.tif I want to delete these spots: How I can ...
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How to remove the textured background from a handwritten text document?

I'm using Adobe Photoshop. I noticed that there are other questions similar to this one. However, the reason I'm posting my question is, when I followed the instructions in the other question about ...
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Adjustment layers do not apply after merging layers. Why?

After merging my layers, it seems that the adjustment layers do not apply. The same happens when I export on jpeg also. Is there a reason? To make you understand the whole process: I scanned some ...
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How to join separate scans of same object

Am scanning game maps using an A4 scanner, so typically they are more than one file. Is there a semi-automatic or automatic way to join them properly? For example, take two images that might overlap ...
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How to scan A2 format?

My brother is an illustrator. He owns an A4 scanner, and it seems A2 scanners are too expensive for him. And he makes most of his creation in A2 format now. Is there a simple program to scan a grand ...
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App to take picture of sketch and convert to drawing

Is there an iOS app that takes a picture from a sketch on white paper and converts it to a drawing/line-art, kinda like that signature feature when editing PDFs? Googling for sketching alike apps ...
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How do I remove black lines from an illustration / artwork?

Hi all! First ever post on this great site so, please be kind :-) I have a panoramic shaped image of buildings that I have studied which I created using ink on paper. The original piece is just that: ...
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What is the best way to resize/enlarge images for high res printing?

This link is the ONLY one i can find that specifically says to never use resampling in photoshop and to print at best quality and scan that back in. I have never seen this method used ever and i was ...
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Gimp: web preview is blurry

I'm scanning black and white drawings onto my computer and cleaning them up with GIMP so they are all crisp and clean but (after resizing them for the web -roughly 1000 pixels and 75dpi) they appear ...
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Optical Resolution vs. Print Quality When Scanning Art for Traditional Offset Printing

I'm new to this side of things - a writer who's venturing into self publishing. My illustrator, also a newbie, will be providing me the original artwork, but I need to figure out how best to achieve a ...
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Sponsors business cards are being given to me instead of high res files

I Need Avdice ASAP Please! I'm designing a 2.5 x 6 ft banner for a benefit concert. The people hosting the concert who have asked me to make the banner, has given me business cards of the 20 sponsors ...
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Recombine Scanned Images Without Seam

I am attempting to recombine the two halves of a large photograph from a flatbed scanner without leaving an obvious seam. Each image is 7206 x 9450 (and is a separate layer below). There is about a ...
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using photoshop to vectorize topographic maps

I have scanned topographic maps and i want to create layer for contour lines only. Is it possible to remove all colors but the contour lines. Thanks
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How to make a multiple scanned image readable

I'm trying to make this floor plan clear so I can use the information provided on it. I've been playing around with all the filters and adjustments on Photoshop and cannot get it to even a bare ...
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Is there a way to extract the pantone colors from a scanned image?

I have this scanned image from a magazine that I have scanned myself, from this image I want to obtain certain colors, and I want them to be from a Pantone pallet, is there a way to do this? To be ...
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GIMP editor, how to set selection and trim image for production?

Using GIMP editor for Microsoft Windows. I have scanned an image and need to prepare the file for printing and the print file size/dimensions should be 88.5 x 57 mm: How can I set a rectangular ...
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Unable to scan properly with details for high resolution stamp

I am trying to scan a postal stamp which has some really tiny fonts and very neat details. No matter how hard I try I can not able to catch those details and colors in the scanned image. I have tried ...
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Techniques to convert large format watercolour paintings to digital files?

What is the best way to get my watercolour paintings into a digital format for printing, and what would be the best quality? Currently, I'm cutting them out and placing them on a green backing and ...
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Changing stroke color after live trace using a sketch [duplicate]

I am a beginner trying to learn Illustrator and this is really driving me crazy. I have a picture of a caricature of my grandmother. I want to make it editable and change the colors so I can put it ...
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Fixed line thickness for scanned, traced drawings in Illustrator

Context: So I drew some logos in black pen on paper and scanned them in order to make vector images. I traced the outlines (b&w) which worked great. My original, hand drawn lines look a bit shaky ...
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Best Way To Digitally Capture a Pencil Sketch [duplicate]

I am building a small app about the human face. I have an artist that is sketching pencil based illustrations for me. Mostly in black and white (pencil black/grey) with a hint of colour here and ...
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How to turn a simple image with clear edges into a graphic [closed]

I have scanned an peace of glass. I see the edges but if I zoom in then it does not look like a line. What I need is the edge structure as line which can be turned in to a graphic. I want it to look ...
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how to make text have different shades of pixels

i scanned a document. the scanned text has different shades of pixels in the letters, like the picture 'ty'. is there an easy way to recreate that? the outer edging also appears darker while the ...