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Doug Yanega <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:07:27 -0300
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Launi Lucas asked:

>Bascially, I want to be able to
>scan in my line drawings and edit them.

I did just this for several line drawings in a book, and just used
Photoshop, set to black and white, for editing. It was convenient that the
drawings were bilaterally symmetrical, since I only had to draw and scan
half (didn't even need to ink it), then digitally duplicate and flip and
paste. Since I had only fine pixel-level touch-up work to do, not having a
tablet didn't bother me. I'll note that I did have to do some intentional
de-symmetry along the midline, because your eye can actually spot an
artificially perfect symmetry in a complex digital drawing.

Hope this helps,

Doug Yanega    Depto. de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,
Univ. Fed. de Minas Gerais, Cx.P. 486, 30.161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG   BRAZIL
phone: 031-449-2579, fax: 031-441-5481  (from U.S., prefix 011-55)
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