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From Traditional to Digital: How to digitize your artwork like a pro

Fanny Achache, Illustrator/Designer - Studio FannyHH

From Traditional to Digital: How to digitize your artwork like a pro

Fanny Achache, Illustrator/Designer - Studio FannyHH

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11 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The project

    • 3. Scanning

    • 4. Selection Part 1

    • 5. Selection Part 2

    • 6. Selection Part 3

    • 7. Adjustment layers

    • 8. Bring it together

    • 9. Final Step

    • 10. Save and Export

    • 11. Conclusion

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About This Class


In this class will talk about how to properly scan a project, bring it to Photoshop and make all the necessary correction to turn your work into beautiful digital images to use online and in prints.

This class will be either for professional or hobbyist who want to improve the quality of their print work, wether it’s for licensing or selling art or building a relevant portfolio.

Basic knowledge of Photoshop is enough as I will walk you through my step by step process I’ve developed over the years.

You will find this class useful as It’s an important process. this is what will make the difference between a good looking project and an average one.

All you need is a scanner and Photoshop CC (student who don’t have it can subscribe to for a free trial).

I’ll provide a pdf with all the shortcuts I am using and a list of all the steps of the course.

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Fanny Achache

Illustrator/Designer - Studio FannyHH


Hey! I am Fanny Achache, I am a french illustrator, designer and teacher. I am lucky enough to share my life between Paris, my hometown, and Montreal where I am based with my son and two cats.



I work mainly in the editorial and corporate field, and I also sell my art online.

I work either traditionally, mostly watercolour, and/or digitally with Photoshop and Procreate on the iPad. I've been teaching Art Journaling and Polymer Clay in person. Now I also teach online. I love Urban Sketching and Photography and also make Art Jewellery. 

I sometime blog on my website Here, about art, Illustration tips and tricks, creativity and all that makes me happy and sometimes not happy. 

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1. Introduction: Hello, my name is Fanny Achache, I'm a French Illustrator and Designer based in Montreal in Canada. My illustration are both traditional and digital. I work mainly in the tutorial and corporate field. I also sell my art online and I've started licensing my work. In this class, you will learn how to digitize your work, bring it to Photoshop, create beautiful images that you will use online or in print. I will show you how to set up your scan. Also, how scan can be pieces and how to bring the pieces together easily in Photoshop. We're mostly talk about selection tools and adjustment layers, which are the major tools to make corrections to your design. Then we will see how to play with colors and layouts. All of these in a non-destructive way. I'll be sharing with you, techniques and skills I've developed over the years, to produce beautiful and professional level pieces. By the end of this course, you will have learned very useful basic techniques, to enhance your work that you will be proud to display, offer, or why not license. Your project will be to produce a greeting card with your finished piece. I'll show you how to make their layout in Photoshop, add text, and of course how to save and export your file. Once you've finished your project, please share it in the project section. Share your original scan and your work side-by-side in order to see the transformation. Let's get started. 2. The project: For this class project, you're going to create a greeting card with your own artwork. I'll walk you through all the following steps. Step 1, scanning your artwork using the right settings to get the best resolution. Step 2, make selection to alter, play and improve your artwork with Magic Wand, Lasso tool, Color Range, and so on. Step 3, make adjustments using levels, hue saturation, color balance, and a few other tools that are also useful. Step 4, make the layout of your folded card. Step 5, save and export your files. Finally, Step 6, share your project. You'll be sharing the original scan of your artwork, the result after you've made the adjustments, and if you print it, a picture of your greeting card ready to be sent. I sincerely hope that you will share your work in the project section. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of your work. On the right side of the project section, you will find some class material, such as a PDF file that summarizes the shortcuts and step we will be talking about and some of my own working files for you to play with. These files are only for your personal use as training material and cannot be used for commercial purposes. You can also take time to have a look at what other students are sharing. This is always inspiring. See you in class. 3. Scanning: Let's talk about scanning. There are different ways to use your artwork digitally. It could be either to render the exact same illustration or it could be to gather pieces together and make a new one. I use a scanner Epson V550. It does quite a great job. If I don't have my scanner with me, I sometimes use my camera. If you do that, make sure you have enough light and be careful not distorting the image. First, make sure your glass is perfectly clean. You don't want to scan hair or dirt, do you? Always make sure that your piece is perfectly aligned with the border of the glass, especially when you scan a bigger artwork that we need to be scanned in multiple pieces. I explained later in this video, I hold strongly at the top of my scanner to flatten the image on the glass, I make sure I'm not moving otherwise the image could be blurry. I scan at very high resolution, 1200 DPI sometimes more. Files are big, but you can always scale them down, never ever upscale them or you will lose quality and bring back ugly pixels. Choose the option detecting enclosing box and then trace the area that you want to scan. Choose your destination folder and name your file. If you have the option, always save your file as TIFF to have a true scan. This will avoid any quality loss you would have with a JPEG. Then you're all set for good scan. Now, let's say that you have a big piece bigger than your scanner. Let me show you a quick way to have a great scan of your entire image. Scan the first part of your artwork. Make sure it's perfectly aligned with the border of your glass. This is very important, in the settings of your scanner. Scan at least at 1200 DPI into a format. Make sure you scan the whole piece. Don't drop anything. Hold tight until scan is finished. At this resolution, be patient it takes some time. Then put the other side of your artwork and repeat the exact same process. Don't forget to align your piece to the glass border. Once both part of your artwork are scanned. Let's go to Photoshop. In the File menu, Go to automate and then photo merge, keep the auto button checked and go to browse. Find your files that you've just scanned and click Okay. Again, it takes some time, so I'm going to speed it up for you. In your new file, you'll see both your images with masks. Photoshop has calculated it for you, and mask what's not needed anymore. Check that the seams are perfect. They should be if you aligned your image properly and didn't move. Now you don't need them separated anymore. So Right-click on your top layer and flatten your image. Now, let's save our file in File menu, save, and then we're going to choose the large document formats. This is PSB file. We're going to Name it and Save. Congratulations you have scanned your first big artwork. In our next video, we're going to go deeper into selection tools. 4. Selection Part 1: Let's have a quick overview of the three major selection tools in Photoshop. First one would be Marquee Tool with shortcut M. The second one would be the Lasso Tool with the shortcut L and guess what? The third one and the Magic Wand with the shortcut W, I strongly recommend that you use shortcuts. I've made a list of the most common shortcuts I use in the resource section, so don't hesitate to use it. For each of your tools, you see that there's a little triangle at the bottom of it. This means that there are other tools available. You just have to click and hold and you see all the tools that are available, but they have the same shortcut, so to access them really quickly, all you have to do is hold down the Shift key and the letter and you will have your tools that are going to toggle. Same thing for the Lasso Tool, Shift L, or for the Magic Wand, Shift W. A Marquee Tool will allow you to select a rectangle first and if you hold the Shift key, you will be able to constrain that rectangle to a square. It's the same for the Ellipse Tool. You have the irregular ellipse and if you hold the Shift key, you will have a perfect circle. Here you have four options. Here is the simple regular selection. The second one, we'll add a selection. As you can see, there's a plus sign. This one will subtract your selection and this one will intersect your selection. Now my recommendation would be to use shortcuts, so let me show you. Let's say you have a regular simple selection and then you want to add to this selection, so you're going to hold the Shift key and you see the plus sign appearing here, and you drag and you add to your selection and if you want to subtract, hold the Option key and you will have the minus sign and all you have to do is drag. Now if you want to intersect, use both options and Shift key and you have your intersection. To deselect just hold Command D. Before we talk about the Lasso Tool, I'd like to show you some tips to navigate into your document. If you want to zoom in, all you have to do is press down the Command key and Spacebar together and just click and you will zoom in. Now if you press the Option key with a Spacebar, you will zoom out. If you want to make it smoothly, you just hold down the Command and Spacebar key and you drag your mouse in and you drag your mouse out. If you want to navigate into your document, just press the Spacebar and drag your mouse. If you want to go back to your whole document, just press Command 0. 5. Selection Part 2: Now, let's talk about the lasso tool. The first one, the free hand lasso tool, is going to select exactly what your mouse is going to drop on. So you just click and drag your mouse around your shape. Right now I'm doing a very sloppy job, but it's just for the example. You can include a selection and go on to add more. All you have to do is press Shift, then you see the plus sign, and then you start inside the selection and you just add to that selection. Now, let's say that you want to remove from that selection or you have to do is press Option. You can draw around what you want to remove, and voila. Now, if you want to deselect, of course you put you press Command D, and if you want to re-select the last selection, you're going to press Command Shift D, and you get your last selection back. Next one Shift L is the polygonal lasso. This one is going to draw only straight lines, and when you finish your selection and you join the first point, you will see that little circle below your lasso, you just click and it close your selection. The last one, Shift L is the Magnetic Lasso Tool. All I have to do because the Photoshop is going to recognize by contrast, the shape I want to select. All I have to do is drop my first point and then I'm going to move my mouse around the shape very slowly. What I do sometimes is I click once in a while, especially when I lose contrasts like here and I want to make sure that I have my selection exactly where I want it. I go very slowly. If you go too fast, you are going to lose your shape. As you can see, Photoshop is doing a pretty good job, but I have a lot of contrast. When I see my little circle, I just click, and I have my selection. 6. Selection Part 3: The next section, I call it magic selection tool, because now magic wand is not alone anymore. Let's talk about the magic wand, the magic wand is going to sample a point and using tone and contrast is going to decide what to select. It's going to select pixels that are similar according to the tolerance, and by default, the tolerance here is 35. So if I click on my object here, you'll see that it's going to make a selection, but it's not satisfying. Let's see if I lower the tolerance and you will see that it's going to select even less pixels, and if I make it higher, it's going to select, but not that well. To be very honest, I am not using the magic wand very often. I think that Photoshop has much more powerful tools that I can use to select my objects. Okay, now let's have a look at the Quick Selection Tool. This one is very simple and very efficient. There are a few tools here that we are going to go through very quickly. This is the selection tool, this is to add selection, and this is to remove selection but we are going to use, of course, as usual our shortcuts. Here is the size of the brush that you are going to use to cover your selection. As we are going to select the large area of the white paper. You can have quite a large brush, so you just click and drag, and you are going to go through all the area that you want to select. Photoshop is working by contrast and is recognizing exactly what you want to select. Look at that it's quite amazing. There are some refinement that we could do, but we could do that with another tool. Also, here, you have another solution. If you have a lot of contrast, that would be select object. If you click on it, you don't have to do anything, just let Photoshop work and look at that, it's doing the work for you. Still we have some area that we could add here and here but that's it, very simple. The last selection tool that we are going to cover in this lesson is the Object Selection Tool. This is the last tool released by Photoshop CC 2020, so you might not have it in your version, but for those who have it, look at that, it's really amazing. I'm going to select that tool. I'm going to keep the rectangle option. I have the lasso option also, but it works exactly the same way, and make sure the Object Subtract is selected. Now I am going to draw a rectangle on top of my first flower, and Photoshop is smart enough to select it for me, and I'm going to add the other one by pressing the Shift key, and the third one, and the last one, and now in just four clicks, I have my four flowers selected. I might have some tweaks to make here and here and may be there, but we can see it's an amazing selection with just four clicks. Let's say that you have a very busy image like this one, and you want to select some colors that you want to correct. That would be quite impossible with the Classical Selection Tool. Let's say that you want that blue and you on that one too, but there are some yellow here. Anyway, you have a very useful tool in the Select menu, which is the Color Range, and the Color Range is going to select specified color or color range. Now let's say, for example, that I want to select that blue, so here in the preview window you will see all the white parts are what's selected. The black parts are what's not selected, and the gray area are partially selected. Now, I want to add to that selection, I want to add a bit of this blue. I'm going to press Shift and I'm going to have my plus eye dropper, and you can find it here too, and let's say that I want also this blue and this blue is more like a green. You see here that it's going to select a lot more, so I don't want it anymore. I just click with my eyedropper minus, and I'm going to adjust that selection with the Fuzziness. Now, we have a selection that is going to be very useful when we are going to play around with the adjustment layers in the next lesson. Okay, I have a bonus tip for you. Let's say that you have worked very hard to have very intricate selection, and you're not sure if you're going to use it like that or if you want to use it later, or whatever, you want to keep that selection. You go to Select and you go to Save Selection, and here in that document, Marguerite, you're going to create a new channel and you're going to name it, Selection intricate, whatever, and you click Okay. Now you just selected, you are going to do whatever you have to do, and you just remember that you want to have a selection back. You go back to Select and then you're going to Load Selection, and here you are going to select your channel and click Okay and you have your selection back. Just to let you know, this selection is located here in your channel, and here you see you have your selection and you press Command, click and you will reload your selection. That's a nice tip to remember. In our next lesson, we are going to go through some adjustment layers. So see you there. 7. Adjustment layers: In this lesson, we are going to be technical again. But once you manage the adjustment layers and realize the power of these tools, you're going to have a lot of fun playing with them. Now that you know how to make a good selection in Photoshop, let's see what we are going to do with the selections. Photoshop has 16 adjustment layers and we are going to see a few of them. They will allow you to make changes to your artwork in a non-destructive way as you can create a layer that you can turn on and off depending on the effect that you want to add, such as contrast, saturation, replacing our adjusting colors and so on. Adjustment layer will affect all the layers and layer beneath it. They are located here in the layer menu, new Adjustment layer, and you will find them all here. There are also adjustments available in the major menu, but there are going to affect your image directly and you won't be able to edit it and go back to your original image. I wouldn't recommend to use them. They are also located here on your Layer window, and you will find them all here. The first one we are going to see is levels. I click here on levels and you see that I have a new layer. Here is the window where everything happens. This is the histogram of lights and color. You have three points over here, black points, midpoint, and white point. This is the blackest black of your image. If I slide it to the right, everything in this section will become black and you see that in my image, the more I go to the right and the darkest it gets until it's getting all dark. It's the same for the white point. Everything on the right of your slider become whiter and the more you go there and the more white you will gets. As for mid point, is the center values that are going to get lighter because here you will have more light values and they are going to get darker as you get more dark value on this side. If you're lost in your settings and you don't know where you are, you can always go there in this little arrow and it's going to reset to the original settings. Now let's move on to the hue saturation adjustment layer. This one is a pretty powerful one. You can find it here. So I click on hue saturation. The first slider that you're going to see is the one that will allow you to shift colors. You just take your cursor and you are going to move it and you see all the colors shifting on your illustration. The next one will affect your saturation. On the right is going to be oversaturated, and on the left it's going to desaturate your illustration until you have a totally gray scale illustration. I wouldn't use too much of this one because it's going to wash your illustration and you're going to lose contrast and there are so many other ways to have contrast or lightness turned to add it to your illustration that you don't need to use this one. It would be possible to use it if you use the colorize option, which is going to change the color of your illustration to make a one tone illustration. Then here with the hue slider, you can choose your color but it's going to make it all violates, all blue, all green, etc. Again, if you not sure where you are in your settings, you can always reset here with the little arrow. Also in my illustration, I can target colors that I want to modify. Here let's say that I want to modify my greens. So I'm going to click on my greens and I am going to take my eyedropper and select the color that I want to effect. I'm going to move my slider up here and find the color that I want. Now, how it works is that here you see these guys here, and the upper slider is the color that I've targeted, and on the bottom slider is what is going to turn into. Here is the exact colors that I've targeted. Here is the area of color and it's a fading effect, making it more subtle. To make it look more natural. You can move that or you can widen it here, or you can narrow it down. That will be it for the hue saturation. Now let's go to the color balance. In the color balance, you are going to modify your colors in the shadows, mid tone, and highlights. I can add some sign in my shadows, and also some green, and some yellow. Then I go to my mid tones, and I'm going to add some green also in my mid tones, maybe some red and some yellow. Then I go to my highlights and add some sign, let's say a little bit green again and a little bit of blue. If I think it's too intense, all I have to do is go and play with the opacity. Now the selective color helps get our adjustment layer selective color. Here you see that you can target specific colors. Here, red, yellow, etc. You can move the colors inside specific targets. So let's say that this lily is a bit too pink for me and I want to have it more like an orangey color, so I'm going to target my magentas and I'm going to move. Let's say I'm going to get rid of some sign and maybe lift up some magenta and add a little yellow, and maybe a little black to make it more intense. Then I can go to the yellows. Here I can play with this cyan channel. Again, remove some magenta and add some yellow. Then I can target my red. So let's say I want a red really intense. So I'm going to remove some sign, maybe add. I'm not going to touch the magenta, and add some yellow. You see in a few clicks that you have something like more coral color. So it might be also very interesting to play with. 8. Bring it together : Now, that we're done with technical topics, it's time to play with our artwork and bring it together to create a nice greeting card. Let's move on with what we've learned so far and apply it to our new project. Lets get back to our large Photoshop format. First, we are going to see what's going on with the size of it because you remember that we scanned it at 1200 DPI, which is pretty high, and So it's a very high resolution document. I'm going to go to the Image menu here, and "Image Size". Or I could press "Command Option I", and I'm going to open the Image Size window. You can see here that it's pretty big document. 764.9 megabytes, which is huge. That's perfect if you want to print a big poster. But right now, we just need to make a greeting card. We are going to change that size, but we don't want to destroy any pixels. Here you have presets of sizes that you can use, but we're going to make a custom one. We're going to keep the resolution and we're just going to reduce the width. Let's say that we want something that's going to be six inches, and it's going to reduce the heart proportionally. We are going to keep resample, because if we don't keep that, the resolution is going to be even higher. We keep the resample and we click "Okay". You can see that even though I resized my document, I still have a pretty good quality here. The first thing I want to do is remove the background around our illustration. I'm going to get a level adjustment layer and bring more white here to make it easier. I'm going to get my quick selection tools. So Shift W here, and I'm going to go around my illustration. I'm going to add those white backgrounds and then we will make some more adjustments. I'm just going to speed it up to make it faster, and I'll come back with the last adjustments. Now, that our white background is selected, I'm going to make some adjustments, because I can see that I've missed some areas like this, and I'm going to add it with the Magnetic Lasso tool, as I have quite a good contrast, is going to be probably the easier way. For that, I'm going to invert my selection because right now what I have selected is the white backgrounds, so now I want to select my illustration. I'm going to press "Shift Command I". It's going to invert my selection. You see that now I just have all the flowers and leaves selected. I'm going to zoom in a little bit, and I'm going to press "Shift" and add to my selection. I'm going to speed this up again because it's quite tedious watch, and we've been there before. I'll coming back once it's on. I'm back with my selection, which is right now quite good. I think I've everything selected, but I want to make sure it's perfectly fine, so I am going to refine it. For that, I'm going to create a mask. What is a mask? Is something you put on top of your image and you're going to hide or reveal some faces. Let's do it. Here, you see that rectangle with the black dot in the middle. I'm going to click on it. As I had a selection, what's black is what was not selected, so it's what's hidden. What's white is what was selected, so it's what's shown. If I want to refine my edges, I am going to show you very quickly, I go to "Select and Mask" here in the Properties window. It's going to open this window, and I'm going to keep my view on a black background because it's easier to see my edges, and I'm going to zoom in. First, I'm going to add one pixel radius, and this will adjust my selection to make that tiny white line disappear. Then I'm going to use very smart to refine edge here, to refine even more my selection and remove those white corners that were not selected. You see that I don't have that white triangle here anymore. I'm going here to put two new layer with a layer mask, and it's going to create another layer. I can get rid of this one because this is the old one and I don't need it anymore. Now that I'm happy with what I see, I can flatten my layer. I'm going to right-click on the Mask here, and I'm going to apply layer mask. Now, I have my perfect selection. Now, I want to adjust the color of my leaves. I want to select them without the flowers. First, I'm going to select the whole illustration by holding Command key and clicking on my layer. Then using the Polygonal Lasso tool, I'm pressing the "Option" key, and I'm going to subtract my flowers. You can see that now I just have my leaves and my stem selected, and I can add a hue saturation layer with my leave selected as you can see, and I'm going to bring more turquoise color, maybe a little bit of more saturation. You can see that I didn't touch anything of the flowers. Now, let me show you something really useful. Let's say that I want to select only my flowers, I'm going to select my whole illustration with "Command", click on the "Layer". Then I'm going to "Option", click on the "Layer Mask" here on the Adjustment Layer to subtract the leaves. You see that minus sign here. It means that I'm going to subtract the leaves from my whole selection, and that will leave me with only the flowers selected. If I want to adjust the color, for example, then I can add a hue saturation adjustment layer with the selection right here as a mask. I'm able to play with the saturation and may be a bit of color. Let's bring the flowers that I've selected earlier in this course. I'm going to my [inaudible] file, I press "Command C" to copy my selection, and back to my Hibiscus, I press "Command V" to copy it in my project. Now, I want to re-arrange them in the image, so I'm going to move them individually. I'm going back to my Lasso tool, and I'm going to select them one by one. I'm going to cut them, Command X, and copy them, Command V. Well, as you can see, they're copied in individual layer each time. With my Move tool, press "V", I put my flower here, and I'm going to do that for each one of them. Now that I have my four flowers on separate layers, I'm not sure about this flower. I'm not sure if I wanted to keep it, so I'm going to mask it at first. I'm going to L, Lasso tool, and I'm going to select it roughly. Select "Mask" here, but I want the other way around. So I'm going to press "Command I", and I'm bringing back the other flowers. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take that flower here with my Move tool, V, and I'm going to bring it here. Now that I have everything in place, I'm just going to bring that flower behind the leaves. I'm going to take the layer where the flower is, and I'm going to just drag it and drop it behind the layer where the leaves are. I also want to make some color adjustment on the flowers. I'm going to add adjustment layers. I'm selecting them, I press "Command" click, and to add the others, I just have to add Shift. I'm going to select them all. I'm going to my Levels, and bring more white and a bit of black to darken the center. Then I'm going to select them again. I'm going to desaturate them a little bit just as if I had white flowers. Little bit of lightness, and I think I'm fine like that. Well, I really hope you enjoyed the process. In our next lesson, we are going to create the layout of our greeting card. 9. Final Step: In this lesson, we are going to see how to prepare the document that you're going to use to print your greeting card. Let's do some math. My current is 4.25 inches by 5.25 inches folded. That means it's 8.5 inches wide open and the height stays the same. That means that I have to leave on each side 1.25 inches on the width of the paper and 1.625 on the height of the paper. So let's do this. I'm going to create a new file by pressing Command N or choose new in the File menu and create an eight and half by 11 inches document. At 300 DPI, I'm going to change the orientation to landscape and click Create. Now I need to bring guides to my document according to the calculation we've just made. So I go to View, new guide, and I create the guides first vertically. So the first one will be at 1.25 inches and the second one will be at 11 minus 1.25. Now horizontally, the first one is at 1.625 inches and at the bottom at 8.5 minus 1.625 inches. One last thing is to place the middle of my card where it's going to fall. That would be half of 11 inches, which is 5.5 inches and we will need the middle of the back and to do that I'm going to trace a rectangle over the backup the card and the handles will give me the exact half of it. I can pull a guide from the ruler and place it manually and then I can remove that rectangle. Let's save our document, choose destination folder, call it greeting card, and click Okay. Let's place our image. As you can see, I've added a textural background and you will find it in the resource section if you want to use it as well. I'll go on top of all my layers and press Command Option Shift E, that will give me a single layer that merges all the layers below. Then I right click beside my image and I'm going to duplicate layer and choose the destination file. Now, let's go back to our greeting card. I'll make sure that it's perfectly aligned with the middle of my card; I'm going to adjust the size by clicking command T to transform my image. To keep the proportion I will press shift and I slightly cover the borders to make sure I have enough space or bleed to safely cut my card. Once it's placed, you can press enter. Now, I want to add my name. I can do the same process I did for the image or I could go to File, Place Embedded, and choose my file and place it. I just have to place it in the middle of the back, resizes with the transform tool, and I'm going to add some text. I'm going to my text tool, I'm going to place some text, let's say a thank you card in French. I'm going to make it bigger. I'm going to change the font, and with my move tool, just place my text, and I have a nice greeting card. Now I'm going to add crop marks, I'll get my brush tool, and I'm going to trace my crop marks and I'm ready to go to print. In our next lesson, we are going to save and export our file. 10. Save and Export: Now let's see what are the format that you can use to save and export your file depending on what you're going to do with it. Let's see some of the different ways you can save your files, such as a PDF file, JPEG, or TIFF, or even say for web. The first option we're going to cover is Save As PDF. So we're going to go to File, Save As or even better we are going to press Command Shift S. It's going to open our Save As window, and we're going to choose Photoshop PDF format, Save. Here you can choose the high-quality print for what we're going to do. But you can also have a higher quality that is going to be perfect for your printer, for example, and you Save your PDF. PDF is fine when you have texts, for example, especially when you have very small text. It's better to go to print with a PDF. Now, our next option would be to Save As and click Command Shift S, TIFF format. So we're going to find our TIFF format here, click Save, and here you leave it like that and you will have a multi-layer file, or you could discard the layers here if you want to have flattened image. I'm going to keep it with my layers and click Okay. The next option would be to save as a JPEG. So Command Shift S, and we're going to go to JPEG. But what you have to keep in mind is that it's going to flatten your image and give you a white background. You keep the maximum quality and click Okay and you have your JPEG image. If I go to my file and open my JPEG, you see that I have a white background. If you want to use your image on social media, you should use say for web. So it's Command Option Shift S. It opens this window where you can compare your original with the document you are creating. As it is for the web, you don't need more than 1080 pixels and you can adjust the quality. I never go under 70 percent. Here you can see the new size of your image, which is supposed to be fine for the web. Then you can save your file, choose your destination folder, and click Okay. To illustrate our last saving option, I'm going to use my final image instead of migrating card. Let's say that I just want to have my flowers, but I don't want the background, I want it to be transparent. So I'm going to switch off my background layers and I'm going to choose the save for web option just as I did for the JPEG, so it's going to be Command Option Shift S. Here, let's reduce the preview to see the illustration. Right now you see that I have a white background because I'm on the JPEG option. I'm going to go to PNG-8. PNG-24 is fine, but it's going to give you a heavier image. So let's stay with PNG-8. It's going to preserve transparency and I just have to click Save to have my PNG file. 11. Conclusion: Congratulations, you made it. Now that we have covered all the steps from scanning to printing, I sincerely hope that you are going to apply them to your art. With all the tips and skills that you've learned, you should be able to get the best of your art even with pieces you're not sure about. Thanks so much for joining me in this class, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Please make sure you share your project on the project tab. My biggest reward if you liked this class would be to see your project. It's always nice to see the before and after, so share your initial scans, all of them if you use multiple images in your final project. If you print your card, which I hope you will, that would be really fantastic to see you holding it, for example, or a simple picture of it rather than just a digital version of it. You can always share your project on social media, just make sure you tag me so I can see what you share. 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