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  A2: Layers Are Your Friend
  A3: Birds Cartoon
  A4: Big Fish
  A5: Light Burst
  A6: Expanded Square
  A7: Layer Masks 1
  A8: Working With Text
  A9 Pt.1: Letterforms, Hue Value Shape Space & Texture
  A9: Pt.2: Advanced PS Tips
  P1 pt. 1: Scanning Your Line Drawing
  P1 Pt. 2: Preparing Your Line Drawing
  P1 Grading Criteria
  P2: Hue and Value
  P3: Postage Stamp Series
  Saving Files For the Web
  Creating Your Web Portfolio
  Web Portfolio Final Checklist
Scanning Into Photoshop: [2013 - CanoScan]

Digital Imaging
Teacher: Ken Kimura
email: ken_kimura at lsrhs dot net
telephone: (978)443-9961 XT2221

  1. Login to the computer that has the Scanner
  2. Set Photoshop to open in 32 bit mode:

    1. With one hand, hold down the and R keys on the keyboard.
    2. While holding down those keys, click on the Photoshop icon in your dock. This will show you the icon for the Photoshop application.
    3. While the application is selected, press both the and i keys on the keyboard. This will open the "Get Info" window for Photoshop.
    4. At the bottom of the "General Information," check the box for "Open in 32 bit mode."
  3. Place your image face down on the scanner glass (Do not put your image against the back edge of the glass).
  4. Launch Photoshop
  5. In Photoshop, go to the File menu and choose Import > CanoScan (LiDE 210 or 4400F).
    This will open the Canon scanner software.
  6. If you're in Simple Mode, switch to Advanced Mode
    • Find and click on the button for "Advanced Mode"
  7. Preview what's on the glass by clicking the "Preview" button. (sometimes it will have to calibrate or adjust the lamp - let it do this.
  8. The dotted lines represent what will be the edges of your image. Adjust the dotted lines where you want them to be. This is done by clicking on the lines and dragging. If there is no dotted line, just click and drag a box with the mouse. Don't worry if your image is rotated incorrectly.
  9. There are 3 setting that you must set before you scan.
    1. Set the Color Mode dropdown menu to "Grayscale"
    2. Change the "Units" dropdown menu from "inches" to "pixels"
    3. Change the "Output Settings" so that the LARGER of the two dimension (width or height) is 1200 pixels. Press the enter key (the number will be rounded to the nearest possible).

  10. Now click the Scan button
  11. Once the image is scanned, it will open in Photoshop.
Once Your Image is in Photoshop
  1. Change the Mode to RGB color
    • Image Menu > Mode > RGB Color
  2. Orient your image appropriately
    • Image Menu > Image Rotation > (Whatever applies to your image)
  3. If needed, adjust the brightness and contrast
    • Image Menu > Adjustments > Brightness Coontrast (check "Use Legacy")
  4. Crop or straighten out your image appropriately using the Crop Tool
  5. Save your image as P1_(lastname first inital).psd
    • For example, if Jack Bauer was in class he'd name it: P1_ bauerj.psd
  6. Log out and continue working on your project at your own computer.
    Remember, you need to create an outline layer that is transparent except for where the black line are - just like you did in the Birds exercise [Refer to Project 1, pt.2].

Edited 9-28-06