Chapter 13. Scanners and Scanning

A scanner is the bridge between tangible objects and digital images—a scanner allows you to capture objects outside the computer and put them inside the computer.

There are many different types of scanners and many prices—some cost just a few hundred dollars, others hundreds of thousands of dollars. No matter how much it costs, a scanner doesn’t scan objects as automatically as a point-and-shoot camera; if you don’t set the right settings on the scanner, you won’t get good results.

Years ago, every designer I knew owned a very expensive scanner. They used them to scan prints and negatives of photographs to use in their designs.

Today, things are much different. I just got an email from a top Photoshop expert who ...

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