|#4 | Posted: 20 Jun 2007 09:08 | Edited by: AndiJF|
"Where did you get your images? The look like the images in the Grand Comics Database, except larger."
That is exactly where they came from, specifically from the "Confessions of the Lovelorn" section. I download the "large" comic scan images, but then scale them up to a standard size of 500 px wide. I find anything smaller too squitty to work with on my iMac.
The quality of the scans isn't very good, so I adjust the tonal range and "airbrush" out the grosser stains, pencil marks, tears etc. but I preserve a lot of the wear-marks, creases etc. to give a more authentic look. Some of the covers receive a little sharpening. Where I've had to "airbrush" relatively large areas, I add noise to restore the "grainy" look.