Using the ideas we’ve learned from the previous two lessons, lets learn how to scan, manipulate and output high-res imagery. Using a small item upon your person, scan it on the flat bed scanner at high resolution (at least 3000 pixels on one axis). Save the image from the scanning software as an uncompressed tif file and copy it to your USB drive. Using high resolution images from loc.gov or sxc.hu, stitch the scanned item into a photograph such that it appears very large in scale and to actually be in the original photograph. The final composite should be at least 2500 pixels on one axis in size. It can be color or gray scale. Save the image as a PNG (but keep a PSD for yourself) and place it in a zipped project folder and email it to email@example.com. Open your PSD file on one of the printing computers and print your image at 10” x 8.5” at best quality. This will take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to print, so plan accordingly.
1 10”x8.5” inkjet print
1 high resolution PNG and project write-up (attached to this assignment)
Tutorial from class on scanning:
Here’s a helpful video tutorial course from lynda.com:
(you’ll need to log in to see this here: http://www.marshall.edu/lynda )
Example Work by Douglas Hawley 2010