Make your scanner a great design & production tool
These powerful techniques and time-saving tips will help you make the most of your scanning equipment - whether you need to get a crisp, clean scan quickly and easily, or you want to get an image "just right" to fulfill your creative vision. Eight inspiring case studies show how designers use scanners to open fresh, new possibilities in their work. You'll find help on everything from cleaning up undesirable moire patterns to creating special effects. Step-by-step instructions show how to scan 3-D objects, correct poor color, scan cool background effects, find your scanner's "sweet spot", colorize black-and-white photographs, make the most of images with poor contrast, restore faded and damaged photos, scan high- and low-key images, scan color negatives to make color positives, create custom computer screens, scan highly detailed line art, scan postal codes and signatures, and more.
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