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Paper less, erm, papery when scanned in
Warspritecomic at 8:35AM, Oct. 16, 2006
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With my scanner, when I scan images in the paper looks, well, like paper. What I would like to get is something, not coloured or vectored or anything, but with white space rather than that horrid paper colour. I don't have anything like Photoshop or GIMP or anything (not allowed to download anything at the mo) but the closest is paint. Anyone got any ideas?
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kingofsnake at 9:25AM, Oct. 16, 2006
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mess with the brightness/ contrast settings on your scanner
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Warspritecomic at 10:11AM, Oct. 16, 2006
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ah thanks. I'll try that out
FIGHTSPLOSION 5!!! IT HAS 2 ALIENS, A PIRATE, A HORNY NINJA AND A HOMOCIDAL FIRE PRODUCING PENGUIN! AND A BIRD WOMAN AND A CAT WOMAN!

Also a mute that reminds me of Johnny Bravo and Samuel L Jackson at the same time!
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subcultured at 7:40PM, Oct. 16, 2006
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desaturate then bright/contast
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skoolmunkee at 1:17AM, Oct. 17, 2006
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If you have photoshop, you can also adjust the Levels, though if your paper is too grey you'll lose some line definition that way.
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AdHocFerox at 12:49AM, Oct. 18, 2006
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I used to scan in grey scale
and that gave a pretty solid black and white look
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CreativeInsanity at 5:18AM, Oct. 18, 2006
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I've had the same problem. >.> I've found adjusting the brightness helps more then anything. Most basic photo editing program (i.e. microsoft photo editer) should have the option to adjust the brightness. I also am restricted to paint… fun isn't it ^__^
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Warspritecomic at 11:25AM, Oct. 18, 2006
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Well, The scanner I use (until my main one's fixed) doesn't have those settings from what I can see. It only has 'scan as 1) Line art, 2) Colour 3) Gray.

Thanks for trying to help. I think I know what to do though
FIGHTSPLOSION 5!!! IT HAS 2 ALIENS, A PIRATE, A HORNY NINJA AND A HOMOCIDAL FIRE PRODUCING PENGUIN! AND A BIRD WOMAN AND A CAT WOMAN!

Also a mute that reminds me of Johnny Bravo and Samuel L Jackson at the same time!
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CreativeInsanity at 6:19PM, Oct. 18, 2006
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Most come to worst you can just copy the entire image into PAINt and just go over the apropriate lines, and then erase the rest. It takes a hell of a long time though. >.> Ofcourse, it also makes it easier to fix any mistakes. ^__^
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