You draw something nice, scan it, and the image is very faint. Annoying.
I have a solution for that, which works me better than Brightness/Contrast or Levels, and it takes ca. two minutes.
It looks like this before and after:
And you should do this:
– here is an image as example, open in Photoshop
– create a copy of the layer (Background)
=> left click on the layer and drag to the little paper icon next to the trash icon,
=> or right click and Duplicate Layer
– click on the new layer then Image / Adjustments / Exposure
– there are three values, the slider is normally in the middle everywhere
– I set the Exposure value usually between +0,2 and +0,3; to the image above I used +0,25
– leave the second value in the middle
– change the third value too, I prefer between 0,5-0,7; to the example I set 0,6
– the point of this whole process is to practically whiten the background and keep just the important lines. It looks ugly, but it’s not the end result, so no panic. It looks usually something like this:
– the last step is to change the layer mode on the layer panel from Normal to Multiply
– and it’s done, check the result:
It was quick, wasn’t it? I show you three more examples to illustrate how much matters this little trick:
Do you know something better? Write it, let us learn!
Got stuck? Ask in a comment, I’ll help!