|Your drawing will look much better after you do this!!!|
I have been drawing a lot lately at school and it reminded me of my intention to make a printable of my art that I had a while ago. So I came home to day and scanned in one of my old but loved drawings. It didn't look to good:
I decided to touch it up to give it the brighter colors that I see in real life - rather than the dull, streaked look that my printer did. I figured this must be a pretty common problem when it comes to scanning in your precious art. To fix this first open your photo in photoshop:
Now duplicate your background so your layers should look like this:
With your duplicated layer selected go to Image > Adjustments > Selective Color.
In the dropdown menu select magenta. This step is sort of up to you because you have to select the color that you want to enhance. For me, I only had one color in this and the rest were neutrals.
Go to the last slider titled "black" and drag it to +100.
Now select Black on the dropdown menu.
And do the same thing:
Now go to Filter > Noise > Dust & Scratches.
The menu should be set to a radius of 3 and threshold should be 0.
And now (still selected on your duplicate layer) Go to that dropdown thingy that says "normal" and set it to "soft light".
So here is the result:
I really like it and the printable is available too!
I sure hope this was useful! I will definitely use this again. Thanks,