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- Understanding grayscale values and channels
- Evaluating and correcting images with histograms
- Saving to different file formats
- Managing color
- Cleaning the scanner and images
- Reproducing versus assigning colors
- Recognizing contone versus dot pattern images
- Understanding bit depth
- Scanning logos and line art
- Scanning transparent film, positive or negative
- Capturing high dynamic range (HDR) scans
Skill Level Intermediate
If you are a premium member of the Lynda .com Online Training Library or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD ROM, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. You will find these files in the folder labeled Exercise Files. When you open this up, you will see the Exercise Files folder is divided into chapters and here we have six chapters in this course and I have provided files of two different kinds. One, such as those files in Chapter 01 you can use to follow along in the explanations in exercises that I do and that you see on screen.
Others such as you see in Chapter 06 are the results of scanning and editing that I've accomplished in Photoshop that you can then open and see the results for yourself and compare with your own results. Many of the scans that I will perform in this class are on images of course that you don't have. So it'd be a great idea for you to follow along with similar kinds of images. If I'm scanning simple black-and-white line art such as this bicycle, if you can find a similar file that's simpler, that's an edge-base line art and you can follow along and perform the same scans.
Similarly, if I'm scanning negative such as this Fireworks file or a continuous tone grayscale images or detailed line art, if you can find your own examples to follow along and then you'll have files to actually scan. You probably don't want to try to print these images out and then rescan them because you will be scanning a printed version of what was originally a line art drawing or a continuous tone image and the results will be very different because your images are going to be constructed out of halftone dots. Do try to find your own images. That would be great.
If you are a monthly member or an annual number of Lynda.com you don't have access to these exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch with your own assets, so let's get started.