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    Guild Adept Gracious Donor Troedel's Avatar
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    Wip March/April 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Valma Islands

    I could not resist those blobs. Kind of hypnotising. Have fun.

    Edit: Something about image quality, I´have this new scanner ( Canon Lide 210 ) and I´m not happy with the scan settings. I hope it will improve as I play with them to discover the best "fit" for tasks like this.

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    Try the RGB scan mode rather than black and white. RGB (and grayscale) will give you nice smooth edges; black and white will be all jaggedy. For those times when you really want lots of dynamic range, use 16-bit compoents rather than 8-bit and manipulate the images in something like Photoshop before you downconvert to 8-bit. It can make a world of difference.

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    Thanks for the advice, will give it a try. I worked nonetheless and continued foreward on the road of learning.

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    I dig this! Really cool style.

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    The LiDE series of Canon scanners is pretty nifty, but the auto-tone it keeps trying to push on you is horrible. Disable it whenever possible!

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    Something new for my entry. I had no time playing with scan settings but thanks! Iwill keep the advice in mind.

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    Looking Good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troedel View Post
    Something new for my entry. I had no time playing with scan settings but thanks! Iwill keep the advice in mind.

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    I recommend just turning off auto-tone in the scanner software and then using your graphics software for tonal control.

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    Created a compass and droped it in....
    I fear by following the blob layout I got the composition a bit wrong. The center is much to empty for my taste. An island or something is missing but I don´t want to add. Perhaps I should have enlargend the sea area surrounding the Valma Islands. I´ll have to keep that in mind for future projects. It feels good to have done everything bey myself, except of course the font. Wouldn´t have made it without the CG! THX everyone.

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    I don't think the middle looks empty at all, looks good to me

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