Welcome to Paper to Pixel To Paper Again, the (currently ongoing) absolutely exhaustive guide to art reproduction in the digital age.
As new installments become available, they will be added to this index page.
Are you a fan of a long-extinct comic or illustrator, looking to produce new editions of that work? A graphic arts professional looking to wring every bit of detail out of a pile of originals? A publisher tearing your hair out over dealing with photographic negatives, or problems with your printer? A pen and ink enthusiast sitting on your first masterpiece, but unsure how to best bring it to print? A Cerebus fan wondering how I put together the newly-restored books? My mother, wondering why I don't call anymore? Then this series might be for you!
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Paper to Pixel To Paper Again, Part One: Introduction, Workspace Overview
Paper to Pixel To Paper Again, Part Two: Resolution, Scanner Comparisons, And More
Paper to Pixel to Paper Again, Part Three: Scanning Palooza & Keeping It All Straight
Paper to Pixel to Paper Again, Part Four: Straightening, Scripting, and Sharpening
Paper to Pixel to Paper Again, Part Five: Sharpening and Adjustment
Paper to Pixel to Paper Again, Part Six: Line Art Cleanup, an Inventory of Techniques