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Scanner and Cleanup Tutorial by kitton Scanner and Cleanup Tutorial by kitton
Another tutorial :) This time on how to scan and clean up scans. My experience is that scanners hack your work, so here's some tips on restoring it, and even improving it :) I hope it's useful!

more tips: [link]

for PS users ~RetroSushi adds the locations of some other useful tools in photoshop:

Black and white - image>adjustments> Levels or Curves
Color - image>adjustments> color balance or hue/saturation

She adds the same info applies, but there are more sliders and the curves are a bit different.
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jennyband Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
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itland-9-13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This seems helpful =)
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconitland-9-13:
itland-9-13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure, totally =)
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shadowbob19 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Photographer
thank you for macing this Tutorial its really helpful
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it helps :)
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shadowbob19 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Photographer
it help me alot thank you again for making this
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black-grouse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I need an advice about coloring traditional lineart. It's hard to clean all those white,grey areas to make traditional lineart looks good. I want to delete the white paper area and stay with good looking black lines on upper layout. IMO pencil lineart looks great with digital coloring but I don't know how to do it without hours of cleaning all those white dots.
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kitton Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I cannot help with that, I never colour that way. I have heard other people say the only way to do it is to trace on a new layer and delete the original lines, but hopefully there is a better solution out there if you can find it!
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CoffeeKarena Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for all the work that you put into making this tutorials and the rest. I hope you don't mind that I am going to be faving alot of them. Again I love your work and thank you very much.
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to read them :D I'm always glad people are getting use out of them, then I didn't make them in vain haha!
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CoffeeKarena Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah they are. Thank you very much for your hard work.
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:iconkousagi:
kousagi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Sweet tutorial! Thank you very much for this!
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob good luck!
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h4ppygirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
This is always an issue for me, thanks for posting these tips!
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it helps! It was a problem for me when I first started, too :(
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:iconfishuu:
fishuu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Super useful! I didn't even know some of these functions existed in PS haha. Thanks!
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, glad it helps :D
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NikkiNavaille Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
your little tutorial things are really helpful :) i think they're easier to use because you're just reading through the words and not staring at someone else's work and comparing it side by side. i also love the fact that you use PSP like me :) thank you so much :D
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I try to keep them as concise as possible... :3
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YeunJu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
n___n
question, where is gamma correction located ?
I'm using PS CS2 >3<
umm..i just looked through my Photoshop
like image>adjustments> then the list of stuff..but none of them said gamma...
then i tried all the other stuff lol
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww sorry! I don't use PS. WHy not search for it in the help?
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YeunJu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
xD
ooh~ i thought it was on PS n__n
but i dont think so..cause i did do help link and stuff but thanks C:
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
I need Paintshop Pro... or Photoshop? Which one is better?
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They do practically the same thing; I don't think one is better than the other. Research the versions you are looking at buying and see for yourself :)
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Arcer26 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Thanks so much! I have so much trouble with my dinosaur scanner. =__=; *sigh*
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awww! Good luck; mine's brutal sometimes too!
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Epiaruna Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I had no idea there was all of this stuff involved in cleaning up your scanned pieces effectively! :0 It's an awesome tutorial, indeed~ I may just try out that gamma correction and see what it does to my work @_@
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! It actually doesn't always involve so much work, but every now and then you get a really terrible scan so I tossed all of my tricks in there :)
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Dragondreamer286 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
This is really helpful! ^^ Thanks for posting.
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it helps!
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wasserfee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Great tutorial!
I find that I need to sharpen my images after I scan them in at a high resolution and make a smaller file for upload here, because once I make the smaller file for some reason it loses some sharpness.
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, I sometimes use sharpen. But only ever once, because for some reason PSP loves to just WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA'AM super sharpen everything :0
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wasserfee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
uh oh :D Thats not good. I like how in photoshop you can apply sharpen, and then in edit, you can instead of undoing it which I used to do, you can fade sharpen, which gives you a slider to reduce it to a level you feel appropriate. If I couldn't do that, I don't think I would use it because its very drastic.
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeaaa you can't do that in PSP. Though I'm thinking about FINALLY switching from PSP to PS. or at least a newer version of PSP. Mine is... ancient @_@;
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wasserfee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
photoshop is the bomb, I just got CS3, and it rocks! It would be a worthy switch I think : )
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I'm sure PS and PSP can do exactly the same stuff ;; I don't care which of them I get. But I think most people would be shocked to see how primitive mine is haha. It's ass @_@;
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wasserfee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Ive not used PSP very much, so I couldn't tell you. Ive taken quite a few photoshop classes (Im actually in one right now) so I've learned all the tricks in that program.
You know, I used to use photoshop 6.0 for the longest time! I finally upgraded to CS2 when that was out for a while XD
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peppermeg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
ooo this helps bunches! thanks!
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to hear it :D
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macawnivore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, i must try this gamma correction,
thank you so much for the tips!
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my #1 abused function on PSP :D Also, it's great for when you're blocking in colours and something about your colour scheme isn't quite right... can fix up CG's, too!
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macawnivore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
My number one weakness is color schemes, so Gama Correction may be the answer to all my problems! >XD
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kitton Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
it does help :D Sometimes I get frusterated because I can't make a colour scheme work so I attack it with gamma correction to save the day~ (like the snow white pic, I didn't really like the original colours)
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kajiq Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
very helpful. :nod:
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And I'm glad to see you commenting :D I think I'll always remember you now because of the post in my journal haha!
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kajiq Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
haha sorry! It made me sound really snotty, but I promise I'm a nice person! XD
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nono! I'm glad you comment now :D I get like 15 visits for every comment or fav, so obviously I scare lots of people :D!
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kajiq Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
I think it's more just that people are lazy, because you are one of the nicest people on the intranets!
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