To name a few.
Various backgrounds can be created for your artwork including the use of
tissue paper, rice paper, velvet or any texture or background that would add
Before placing objects onto the scanner surface it is important to protect it
from scratches and accidental damage. I like to use a sheet of actetate (OHP is
a good option). Likewise any debris should be removed from the object and also
the glass which could ruin the finished image. It is easier at this stage than
to have to do a touchup with your editing software program later on.
Be careful not to touch the scanner glass as it can be easily ruined by acids
such as perspiration on fingertips, drink or food coming into contact with it
likewise do not scan anything that is wet or damp.
I like to let my scanner warm up for at least half an hour to ensure that I
get the best quality scanned image.
Compose your composition away from the scanner and when you are happy with
your arrangement lay your objects carefully onto the scanner surface. Now you
are ready to scan your masterpiece.
If you are using a background (instead of the scanner cover as your
background) it is better to remove the cover to avoid accidental damage.
Light backgrounds can be created using
- Scanner Cover
- Tissue or Rice
To create a seamless Black background
- Make a black box at least 6 inches deep to sit on top of your scanner. By
having this depth you will ensure that it is always out of focus. Black velvet
makes a good liner but be careful to remove any white specks that could show up
in the final image with a small piece of sticky cellotape.
Start scanning at a lower resolution because of the memory required and
increase until you have the result you require.
Save your images onto computer ready for printing.
To print your images, use a good quality plain paper, glossy paper or
If you use a textured board paper this can be sealed and painted (the same
way a decoupaging) to give the appearance of a textured canvas. This is
especially good for still life arrangements. To give an aged appearance to your
art use a crackle medium.
By Jill Black. For more articles
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