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Tutorial: My Scanner Hates Me by Wolf-Suit Tutorial: My Scanner Hates Me by Wolf-Suit
Have you ever said the following?:
a) "Help! My scanner has killed my marker art!"
b) "The colours look much better in real life."
c) "My scanner is a piece of crap/ hates me/ is evil!"
d) All of the above.

Fret no longer, as this tutorial will solve all your problems and then make you a cup of tea when it's done. Repair your scanned marker artwork in four simple steps.

Demonstrated in Photoshop CS4.

Find the featured artwork here [link] and a Copic swatch chart here [link]
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Given 2011-07-10
Suggester's words: Scanning causes problems for many artists. When using scanners, sometimes, colours and details are subdued. With detailed descriptions, Tutorial: My Scanner Hates Me by *Wolf-Suit is attractively laid out and explained carefully step by step. A wonderful tutorial for all traditional artists. ( Suggested by miru-kai and Featured by FantasyStock )
IndustrialRose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Next time I scan copic markers I am so going to try this out :) Thank you.
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial!
anikestramitelek Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist

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alexwindstorm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can't thank you enough! THIS TRULY SAVED MY WORK! THANK YOUUU!!
kittyhawk-contrail Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this. It's such a nice tutorial that I'm actually a tad angry that it won't help. I went looking specifically because my R02/04 and my BV series markers always looked flat or grey. Oh well. Now at least I know that it's not my own incompetence. 
theultmeitdrawer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
were was this two months ago!?
priihfrasnelli Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My problem is that I usually do black and white drawings with shadows in pencil. The shadows simply disappear when I scan.
Do you have any tips?
Thank you! : meow:
JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a god among mortals
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
...I favorited this last night so I could use it, and I just now realized that my Photoshop doesn't have the "Adjustments" menu or the "Curves" option. Is there an alternative option to use (like Levels) that might have a similar effect?
bake2x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
use curve option window with ctrl+M
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