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"Clara R. Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 14 May 1997 09:54:04 -0600
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>Britt, Rosemary and Clara, thanks for your interest.
>Actually, I am scanning a lot of line drawings for a  book, some are mine,
>some aren't.  Some were drawn on Bristol paper, some on acetate or a kind
>of paper like the one architects use (I don't know the english name for it,
>but it's tricky to scan it), some are photocopies... Some of them have very
>thin, weak lines and/or stipples, that get easily lost during the scanning
>process, especially if the paper doesn't make a good contrast . I've been
>experimenting and I think the results are better now, but I still want to
>learn about the  way  to treat such difficult originals right from  the
>scanning process.  I use a Sharp JX-330 scanner and I'm looking for its web
>site. I will also  try to get the book.

The important thing is to scan as grayscale not line and do the conversion
in PhotoShop.  You can always Revert to Saved or Undo.  The book describes
a process for conversion from grayscale to line that works very well, it is
fast.  I have seen that process described in this space as well, but not
very recently.

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