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Post by Mauveduh » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:58 pm

I just discovered a new way to take pictures when trying to get quality pics of my jewelry designs to put on the Web. I just tried scanning them and the quality was unbelieveable. I pulled out my old scanner and hooked it up the other night to give this a try. I had heard of doing this but had no idea what to expect. I was also frustrated with the pictures I was getting from my digital camera that was washing out the details and I would spend forever in PhotoShop trying to get it back with little luck.

The scans are 100 times better and I just spent the last 2 days scanning my heart out. Yesterday was spent working on my scanner after it stopped working so I wasted the whole day trying to get it back but it's worth it. I can't say enough. Check out these pictures to see the nice detail.

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Post by crafty » Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:58 pm

Mauveduh, your jewelry pictures are really beautiful, the clarity is unbelievably perfect. What a great idea.

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Post by Mauveduh » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:41 pm

Isn't this amazing? I had some trouble with my printer after I disconnected it and hooked up my scanner so I'm afraid to hook it up again but really want to scan more jewelry. I will have to take the plunge and do it. I will try daisy chaining it with my printer.

You've got to try this and see for yourself.
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Post by Mauveduh » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:51 pm

PS.

If they turn out too dark or with a color cast, I just pull them into PhotoShop and adjust that with the Levels tool. That is always a necessity with pics from the camera.

If you don't have PhotoShop or other tools to adjust color balance, Irfan View is a great little free tool with many filters that I haven't used, since I have PhotoShop, but there is probably one in there that will work.

Here is a link to a basic tutorial that I created for cropping and resizing, with a link to download the IrfanView software.

http://www.stressbank.com/tutorial_irfanview.shtml
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Post by Mauveduh » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:58 am

Photo Art Using your Scanner

Photo or Scanner Art is a simple way to capture still life
images that can be turned into creative pieces of art to
decorate your home.

Many ordinary objects that would be difficult to photograph
are good candidates for photo art - in particular objects
where it is otherwise difficult to get a good, clear close-up
shot of your subject.

These include such items as...

Feathers
Fruit and vegetables
Shells
Flowers
Pine Cones

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 interest.

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 acetate (OHP transparency 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 touch-up 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 paper

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 textured board.

If you use a textured board paper this can be sealed using
a decoupage medium 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.


Copyright 2005. J Black.

For more resources and ideas for creative living
go to http://www.netwrite-publish.com
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Post by kaliari » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:58 am

It is good alternative I must say.

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Post by michal » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:56 am

hi guys,,,
Anyone know anything about camera's .... I was looking at getting sony a350 as a pressie but its pretty expensive, does anyone know of a similar spec camera that possibly a bit cheaper.
thanks,,,, +_) :smile:

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Post by Melaniatef » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:32 am

I have gone out of touch with proshow for a bit of a time and back again and trying to put things together.

Some time ago “Camera click” template was on and can’t find it now.
Any idea where is it?

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Post by keshymarkyz » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:09 am

michal wrote:
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:56 am
hi guys,,,
Anyone know anything about camera's .... I was looking at getting sony a350 as a pressie but its pretty expensive, does anyone know of a similar spec camera that possibly a bit cheaper. learn more about V Tight Gel here
thanks,,,, +_) :smile:
It can judge the original because of that spec camera due to there possibility.

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