This is to second what Lynette said about scanning fineline art at a higher
res in greyscale first, then adjusting the threshold later.
(I learned this technique from the same teacher that Lynette had and was
impressed with the good results obtained from his technique.)
Jeanne C. Koelling
> From: "Lynette R. Cook" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 08:13:37 -0800
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> Subject: Re: high-end scanners
The instructor gave us his method for getting a good line art scan. I
> did the scan twice, once as a line art scan, the second time following his
> method of scanning in grayscale at a higher res than necessary, then
> adjusting the threshold and converting back to bitmap.
> The line art scan dropped out about 1/3 of the fine detail. But it did a
> beautiful job with the other method! Really stunning results, which led me
> to the conclusion that good black & white scans are largely a matter of how
> you go about making them, not entirely what scanner you have.