Melissa Panter

a work in progress

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Just practicing!

The one thing I think I didn't get was how to have a good original image to scan in. For instance, this image (albeit taken in poor light) has so much noise/texture to the paper that when I scanned in and did 'Adjustment: Levels' to it, it still had lots of spotchiness.

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So my main question is, do you just touch up the first digital image (just the line drawing) with the eraser to get clean white and black only? 

Coloring: (notice paper texture spotchiness. It just doesnt look good in this case.)

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Colored the lines and added texture:

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 I grabbed a paper that my 4 year old covered in crayon for the texture.

Obviously these are not nearly complete images, but I loved the lessons that I learned and am glad I was able to put them into practice quickly. Photoshop coloring used to be a mystery to me. And, well, it still is, BUT I feel like I have lots more tools in the toolbelt to at least get the look I want to accomplish with the tips that I learned here.

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