(Closed) DIY Gone Wrong! I need help, please!

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

photocopy then scan…try that and let us know.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

oh… you already try photocopying?!…photoshop it? trace it on illustrator? Is it intricate? trace it again in white paper?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

most scanners have contrast settings, you could try playing with those, if you don’t have them, then with a scanner you should have some type of photo editing program (like photoshop or an equivalent)  – that program should have a place to adjust the contrast of an image, if your scanner doesn’t. Often you can use a "eyedropper" tool to indicate which shades you want to be white and which shades you want to be black. Hope that helps!

 

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Run it over to Kinkos and see if they can get your a clear copy that you can scan.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2004

Have you tried tracing paper? You should be able to get it at Michael’s or an art supply store.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

what about copy it wite-out all grey dots and copy again?  (i have no idea what you’re doing but it just sounds like you’re having copying issues).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

1. Scan it in as-is with the gray background.

2. Open it in Photoshop

3. Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Levels

You will see a graph that looks like a mountain, with arrows below it. Pull the right arrow in toward the right edge of the mountain. Pull the left arrow in toward the left edge of the mountain. Play with these until you eliminate the gray. 

4. If there are any scattered blips remaining, you can easily select and delete them.  

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