Hand Drawn Elements
I am making a small booklet, and I want to use some hand drawn type, and some other hand drawn stuff (sketches, symbols and stuff). I am used to using Illustrator and Indesign, but is not very strong in Photoshop.
The thing is I scan the objects (drawings) and then it starts to go wrong. I want to be able to place my work in Indesign for use on top of other elements. I just cant seem to get a free form to use. So far I have tried selecting by color range on the all black and white stuff, but that don't work. I have tried copy pasting different selections into new psd's with a clear background... Nothing seem to work without going really pixilated and horrible. And I am really lost, I am sure it is some simple "multiply-/freeform-something" solution. But I just do not know of it.
I have been searching for tutorials and FAQ lists for 3 hours now, and no luck.
Help and suggestions are really welcome. Start from you scan the element and then...
Photoshop for most part is Pixel based, you can use vector masks and shape layers or use the Pen tool for Paths etc, however, if you have Illustrator why not use it! Scan your work into Photoshop, tweek with levels then take into Illustrator.