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Skull by Ch4r Skull by Ch4r
If anyone knows a of a good tutorial on scanning in, (or photographing) pencil drawings, let me now, because this way sucks...
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GraveyardBat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Scanning isn't the hard part when trying to make pencil scans look good. It's going to be the photoshop in most cases. Make sure you're scanning settings are on the highest dpi like 600 dpi. After that go on photoshop and use the adjustments and "levels" and move the arrow on the left on the interface that pops up. Auto contrast and auto tone to see if it looks any better. If not Ctrl alt Z (undo). 

If you want to photograph you're pencil drawings try to use sunlight because normal light bulbs might have too much yellow in them and make your pictures look awkward. Never use flash it's horrible. 
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Ch4r Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for these tips!!

I was scanning a watercolor painting and again, wasn't very happy with it.

I'm gonna try out all you've said, and will also try taking photographs outside.
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StrokesWithPencil Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome skull. :clap: And scanning does suck. That's how my pics were put up and it made it look all weird. :l
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Ch4r Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Nicely detailed and shaded. I really like the texture and structure. Very realistic and striking.
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Ch4r Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
My pleasure. Nice work.
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Ch4r Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks!

I just love the look of pencil, until I scan the paper and end up with a lot less depth.

I guess I have to learn how to make them look better in PS.

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Aternium Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Wow! This is amazing!
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cromic100 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work!
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