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The Difference a nice scanner makes.  This is a rescan of my work entitled Ddraigallis because the first image of this was way off base with the color.  IF you plan on taking photos of your work instead of scanning them, make sure you know how to maximize your colors, and get high quality lighting.  This florescent crap is not adequate lighting.  It tends to wash stuff out, and cause certain colors to be off while others are true.  Make sure your camera settings are on the most compatible settings too.  (How you ask?  Experiment and find out!)
All Scanners are not equal either, but I’d recommend Epson brand, because they have the most advanced color scanning technology it seems.  My 1640XL scanner not only beats the crap out of my older, tiny HP scanner in respect to scan quality, it’s also twice the size with flat edges on the scanner bed.  You artists out there know what I’m talking about when I say that beveled edges are bad for a scanner bed.  The beveled edges make it significantly harder to piece larger images together from multiple scans.
Oh, and don’t use a rolling feed scanner unless you know your artwork won’t be imprinted with lines.  Found that one out the hard way.

The Difference a nice scanner makes.  This is a rescan of my work entitled Ddraigallis because the first image of this was way off base with the color.  IF you plan on taking photos of your work instead of scanning them, make sure you know how to maximize your colors, and get high quality lighting.  This florescent crap is not adequate lighting.  It tends to wash stuff out, and cause certain colors to be off while others are true.  Make sure your camera settings are on the most compatible settings too.  (How you ask?  Experiment and find out!)

All Scanners are not equal either, but I’d recommend Epson brand, because they have the most advanced color scanning technology it seems.  My 1640XL scanner not only beats the crap out of my older, tiny HP scanner in respect to scan quality, it’s also twice the size with flat edges on the scanner bed.  You artists out there know what I’m talking about when I say that beveled edges are bad for a scanner bed.  The beveled edges make it significantly harder to piece larger images together from multiple scans.

Oh, and don’t use a rolling feed scanner unless you know your artwork won’t be imprinted with lines.  Found that one out the hard way.


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