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    Default Transfer hand drawn image to digital format?

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to figure out the way to transfer a hand drawn image on paper to a digital copy to print out the stencil. I currently use rapidograph pens and hand draw my image onto mylar which works pretty good but sometimes the ink bleeds funny on the mylar making fuzzy lines and then I have to rework areas, so I wanted to give drawing on paper a shot but I'm just not sure how to transfer the image digitally and not make my image pixelated and lose its quality. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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    Hmmmm, probably a, uh, scanner.

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    I do (very nice camera for a) cell phone photos to get texture, but I'm really not sure why a scanner wasn't your first thought.

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    I draw on a large scale, 20x30 are there scanners big enough to do that?

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    Have some one take the picture with a good digital camera that has a flat camera lens. It's also better to take the picture with a tripod and set the camera to take the picture with a timer. Adjust if needed in photoshop print. Alot of people get fooled when they zoom in and see it fuzzy or pixelated. If you know the resolution is high try printing one out first. most basic monitors full people

    -loco

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    Yes, there are. Not sure if kinko's would have it but most large format printing places do.
    Or scan it in pieces and piece it together in photoshop. That's what I do.

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    Scan it in in sections, then use the photomerge feature in Photoshop. It will line up everything for you. Just make sure that you overlap your scans a little bit.
    File > Automate > Photomerge

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback, looks like the rest is up to me to experiment with.

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    Does no one suggest rubbing poop on one's face to solve printing issues anymore?

    I've been away too long.

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