Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Illustration Friday: 'Worn'

It almost fits on my scanner, the edges have been lost a little bit. I must remember to draw it smaller - does anyone else have this problem? Is there a way to scan it in 2 halves and join them together somehow? Any help appreciated! :o)

17 comments:

Rui Sousa said...

fantastic work, really nice one! Absolutely great!

Rosie said...

Jessie, there is a way. I'll go and look in one of my books.....

Teri C said...

It is sweet and wonderful!

Can't help you with the scanner, I always take photos.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Great drawing.. My scanner just manages a 9x12 sheet... so I usually keep it to that size or I photograph it.

PG said...

Yes; but you need to be careful.

Scan in your two halves, taking care to make sure you have a bit of overlap.

Increase the canvas size on one of them, so that it is bigger (so if your image width on the left half is 20cm, you specify the canvas width as being at least 40, and the height similar). Your left half is now sitting on a larger white background.

Now copy the other half and paste it onto the larger canvas. Have the layers window open, (to make life easier) and carefully align the two. The more you zoom in, the more more fine tuning you can do. If you have a really noticable line where the two join up, try bringing one half forward or sending the other one back. You will probably have to dicker about with the brighness/contrast to get a match between the two.

When you are happy with it, and it looks like one whole picture, flatten the image. Then either change the canvas size to make it fit the picture (so you don't get white) or simply copy the image into a new document.

But be warned - it is a bit of a faff and you can spend ages trying to line them up.

soulbrush said...

she is great, but 'worn' don't get it....

Jessie said...

The sock's worn holes in the toes and the teddy bear has his stuffing coming out, patches and an eye falling off!

Ann Marie said...

There is an easy way to do it if you are using Photoshop at least cs3 (not sure about previous versions).

First, scan each section of the picture (overlapping a bit) and save each as a separate file.

Second, go to FILE > AUTOMATE > PHOTOMERGE

Next, a dialog box comes up and you can BROWSE to bring in each file.

Click OK and Photoshop will merge the images into one.

Hope this helps.

I like the colors you used in this illo by the way!

Julia Guthrie said...

I use photoshop to join my scans together as all my paintings are much bigger.
I scan one half into PS then I scan the other half in. Make a new 'sheet' which is bigger than the size of my painting.
Drag the scans onto the one page.
Click on the transparancy of one & make it see-through, that way you can line it up perfectly over the top of the other scan.

Then, bring the transparancy back up to normal. If you have any kind of tell tale line you can use the 'eraser' function to blend the top layer with the bottom one.
Flatten it, crop it & bobs your uncle! :)

I have just started taking photographs of mine now (I read some tutorials on photography) so hopefully I won't have to scan things anymore! *yay*

Jack Foster said...

great work! Purple and blue are one of my fav color combos. Looks like you got all the info on the sizing already so I'll just leave my comment with a ....NICE WORK!!!

Nicola said...

Lovely illustration, I remember having a teddy like that when i was a child and he had one eye, half an ear after a run in with my dog and I loved him even though he was a worn out. Lovely colours so bright and cheerful!!!!

kathy hare said...

a lovely lively illustration Jess!
My drawings are always too big so I have to scan them into photoshop in two halves as Julia describes to put them back together, it's fiddly but you soon get used to it.. :)x

Shirley said...

How did I miss your illustration?!! This is so lively and the colors are wonderful. She's plopping on that bed happily! Nicely done. Many thanks for stopping by my little blog too...
have a wonderful weekend!!

Julie-ann said...

Brilliant and joyful!
The weather is cooling slightly! Thew!

Jessie said...

Thankyou for your lovely comments!x

Goodnewsart said...

This is a great illustration. She's so joyful.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I'm so glad to see your artwork and love how you use color!

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