Helpful Tutorials From Other Deviants
A thousand apologies for the late response to your question. As a matter of fact, I think by now you must’ve already resolved this on your own. Nonetheless I’ll give you my 2cents C: Okie Dokes. To answer your question, well to be honest, I’m no technician nor do I know that much about printers/scanners/all in one’s but I will still help as best as I can based on what I know.
Judging from what you told me, I don’t think it’s your sketchbook…unless your sketchbook is one of those ones with the black coloured paper. If it’s anything it’s the scanner/printer.
When you scan, do you scan with the scanner cover up or down? If you’re scanning with the lid up, then maybe it’s the intensity of the room or space that you’re scanning in. If you’re scanning with the tip down and you still get that problem.
Here’s a tip: Every scanner (even the all in one kind) comes with software to install and I believe there is part in the software where you can adjust the brightness or intensity of the image after it’s scanned on the computer. So if your scan comes out too dark, try adjusting it in the scanner program.And if that fails, there are graphic programs like Photoshop or Paint Tool Sai with features that can help you to adjust your scanned sketch so that it’s looking just right C:
Since you’re asking in my Preparing Scanned Sketches tutorial, I’ll let y’know that when I scanned my sketches, they came out a bit light or dark from time to time to. That’s why I bring them into Sai and adjust them with Brightness and Contrast so that they are good enough for me to see when it’s time for me to draw C:
If you still continue to have issues, then try goggling “How to adjust brightness of scans” for your model of scanner. There might be a few sites or forums with answers from people who probably had the same problem as you so that could help as well C:I hope this answers your question and I hope it helps. If you need any more assistance, feel free to ask and I’ll try my best to answer quicker next time, I promise >D
Regarding your question, can you remind me of your problem with your scanner please?
Now the problem that you're describing is the problem I had with my HP scanner.
I had a brand new HP scanner that kept making my scans too dark or too light every time I scanned. And regardless of whatever method I tried (I uninstalled the software. Even took it back to the people who sold it to me and let them test it out). My question is, do you have another computer at home? Try using your scanner on another computer and see if the problem might be your scanner's pairing with your computer, if that makes sense.
When the HP scanner I had was doing that, I took it back to the original seller and they tested it out on their system. And surprisingly enough, the scanner worked well on their system. However when I took it home and tried it on my system again, I kept getting the same problem.
So try out your scanner on another computer and see if the real issue is either your scanner or its pairing with your computer. Either way, it might mean you have to get a new scanner to take it to technician who knows more about this stuff than me. Like I said, I'm only going on what I know based on my own experience so I hope I helped at least a little.
for third paragraph, I always put my scanner/printer cover down but, my friend told me it better off to leave the cover up to scan.
for fourth paragraph, my scanner/printer did have the software to adjust the brightness or intensity of the image after it’s scanned on the computer, but it still didn't my sketch clean. I did use manga studio to make my sketch little more clean.
for fifth paragraph, thank again for a helpful info. and also keep up good work for your amazing art