We use the same method as Digitalr:
As for the acceptable size of chapters, hmm... around 5MB-7MB is probably best for a normal chapter with around 20 pages. For 30-page monthly, I guess ideally it'll be 9-11 megas.
File < Save for web
Works pretty good most of the time.
Excellent! I tried all of the techniques listed here, and realized I've been missing out on some great quality small files. Ughhhh, now I feel terrible for ever releasing jpgs when I could achieve smaller filesizes with pngs at absolutely no quality loss. *hangs head in shame*
In short, thanks! Works perfectly!
In Adobe Photoshop CS3, when you used polygonal lasso tool, you could freely make selection outside of the picture bounds.
In CS4 it is automatically changed to fit in the picture.
Is there a way to force CS4 to act like CS3 in that matter?
What I mean:
Last edited by makhan; September 26, 2009 at 11:44 AM.
I'm having the same problem.
if you are using the lasso to stroke a path you can use the pen-tool instead
Last edited by DrPepperPro; May 31, 2011 at 09:21 PM.
I'm fairly new to cleaning and I'm struggling joining together two pages. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
There might be a simpler method but I just create a new page the size of both
pages added together. Then I drag both pages to the new page using the move tool
on the very top of the tool palette. After making sure they fit, press "control e" to
merge the pages.
Last edited by student_sol; November 17, 2009 at 03:27 AM.
What I do is to first rotate the pages so they're both straight. Then I change the canvas size of one, usually the left-hand page out of habit, to 15.0 inches. That's a little more than twice the width of a page the way I scan, so I have some room to play with.
Next, I copy/paste the other page in and try to line them up as best I can. For weekly pages, this is usually pretty easy. Sometimes, there's a gap that you have to fill by coloring in by hand (that comes later, though), but most of the time, it's fairly simple. Occasionally, you'll get printing errors and the pages won't line up anyway. In that case, I just do a free transform to scale the smaller page up slightly to match. Then I crop away the excess space and do my precleaning. Once I'm resized down to 1500 height, I focus on the join first, then on cleaning the rest of the page.
Not sure if this is the right place to post this thread, as this seems more like a Photoshop problem than anything else. Although, then again, I am a newbie, so (hopefully) the veterans around here have already bumped into this sort of problem and know how to fix it.
As you might have guessed from the title, I am having issues with levels. Specifically, when I max out the levels, my page either turns completely black, or completely white. Here's an example of what I mean:
This problem is frustrating me to no end, and makes checking for dirt a real pain the butt. It din't always used to be this way. The problems only started kicking in when I reinstalled Photoshop, because my PS used to crash often whenever I copied+pasted anything. Reinstalling fixed that problem ... and brought up this one in its place. I've tried reinstalling again a few times ... and it ain't fixing the problem. =/
Last edited by Aetheus; March 21, 2011 at 01:47 PM.
I don't see a problem on the screenshots you show here. Yes, when you overlevel it straight from the raw, which has no whites, it's gonna turn all black, that is what happens.
Checking for dirt is usually something you do by adding the adjustment-level-layer on top of the already cleaned and properly leveled image, which then doesn't turn all black.
Sorry if I misunderstood anything, but it appears to me like you just forgot that the page needs clearly defined whites and blacks first, before you can go all wild on the adjustment-layer to see the dirt more clearly.
Last edited by zidane; March 21, 2011 at 03:17 PM.
I don't get your problem. I mean, of course the picture is going to turn black/white if you move one of the indicators all the way to the other side. It's not a bug, it's a feature.
Just realized that for all the pages where max leveling did work, they were pages that I had already leveled and cleared of general dirt. Feeling pretty dumb right now.
Thanks for answering my idiotic question anyway, folks. Sorry for the waste of time. ><
hope u don't mind if I have missed the post for my question but i did not find it
in some guide videos in the right tool bar (photoshop) they hat in the navigator area a small pic from which they were actually working on with the area they see in a red square
how can I activate that?
tx in advance
Make sure Window>Navigator has a checkmark next to it. If it already does, then you might have that panel minimized or collapsed. These images might help:
Anyways, I don't find it that useful since you can hold space and left-click drag the mouse to move around.
Also for the photoshop related things you asked about in the challenge attempt thread:
You'll probably have to right click where the ruler tool is and select it since there's multiple tools there. Rotating should be done pretty much first, before typesetting at least so the text doesn't get rotated.
2. alt + mousewheel scroll (option key for mac)
4. You can make a group (http://www.bittbox.com/wp-content/up...m_layers_1.png) and place a copy of the original raw layer into it. Then do all your scantimerlinatingz work in that group, and at any time you can turn the little eye button thing on and off to see the raw.
Last edited by DrPepperPro; August 14, 2011 at 05:16 PM.