The ultimate layperson's reference on scanners and their capabilities, with information on technical aspects of the scanning process and types of scanners, and instructions for achieving effects in color and b&w, color correction, using 3D objects, restoring damaged photos, scanning from negative to positive, and creating custom computer screens. A gallery section shows what eight artists and companies are doing with this versatile art and design tool. Includes color and b&w photos, vendor lists, a glossary, and discussion of legal issues. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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.You'll also get insight on production issues (proper scaling, screen frequency, best dpi), what your specific scanning hardware and software can and can't do, what to look for when buying a scanner, and how to find the right storage media.Make Your Scanner a Great Design & Production Tool will help you get exactly what you need out of your scanner. And more.