design artists, or conventional artists who want to learn about
the new digital technology,
be sure you select a flatbed scanner color software that is as sophisticated
as your own graphic design abilities.
are the most fun to scan, since many objects fit nicely on a flatbed
scanner. The scanner lens is perfectly capable of capturing plenty
of depth and detail (you can scan fruits and vegetables for example).
Several books can help you; I like "Start
with a Scan" the best (by Ashford and Odam). You can order
it from Amazon.com
can use the textures as fill for large lettering for posters.
can use the textures as background for your poster.
you buy stock photo backgrounds, everyone else can tell where you
got your designs from. Stock photos are published in every catalog
for all the other designers to see.
you use a unique background, that you created yourself, your designs
express more of your natural artistic ability. After all, this is
art and design, not copy and plagiarize.
is a snippet from a piece of Missouri cedar from our family weekend
place in the Ozark
Mountains. If you planed and sanded the wood you would get still
another texture and pattern.
you scan a letter-sized section of a board at 1200 dpi optical resolution
possible with a Linotype-Hell
scanner then you can enlarge that to poster size on a wide-format
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