epson perfection v600


Pick one! by Aldo Altamirano
Via Flickr:
Yashica 12 - Agfachrome RSX 50 - Epson V600

madebymichel  asked:

How do you scan your watercolor works into digital? :(

I use an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner (it’s super old at this point, it might be time for an upgrade).  And I leave all the settings basically at default.  I scan things for print at anywhere from 300-600dpi, usually jpgs but sometimes tiffs.  I then take it into photoshop and play with the levels, ie making the white of the paper WHITE white.  That usually boosts the saturation a little and makes the colors pop, and then I’ll play around with values and clean up smudes, lint, hair, etc.  Not super thorough, I know.  If I can get around to it, one of these days I’ll do an actual tutorial walk through, but it’s not too involved. :)

commongardenmole  asked:

Hi! I was wondering what scanner you use? Your sketches and paintings always look so beautiful when scanned. I'm on the lookout for a new one, but i know nothing about scanners! I'm sorry if this has already been asked :) thank you!

Hey, no problem! I don’t think this’s been asked for a long time; definitely not since I bought my most recent scanner at least. Right now I’m using an Epson Perfection V600, which I bought for myself as a graduation present as it’s pretty much a baby version of the massive scanners that were available up at college. The quality’s absolutely gorgeous, and although the scanner bed is a bit small, there’s only a tiny bevel between the glass and plastic so it’s very easy to scan larger work in parts.

sevengaines  asked:

How do you scan your watercolors? What type of scanner do you use?

Good question!  I use an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner.  It’s a bit out of date - I think I got it about 3 years ago.  The scanner bed is about 8.5″x12″ so I have to tile all my pieces in photoshop.  I basically use the preset levels and modes on the scanner to scan my watercolors.  Often, I’ll have to color correct more in photoshop but this scanner nails the color pretty well.