| File / Edit / Image / Layer / Select / Filter / View / Window / Help
If your image is too dark or light you can adjust this by
going to the 'Image' on the menu bar and scrolling down to 'Adjust'.
There are a variety of things there that you can do. From increasing
or decreasing the brightness of the image to fixing the color.
Under 'Adjust' this is where you can make or break your image.
With a little practice you soon will be a pro at perfecting your
image. If your not sure leave this part alone and go on to the
Back to your menu bar look for 'Filters' and scroll down to
'Sharpen' and over to 'Sharpen' again. Careful not to try and
sharpen an image more than once cause you may see a the image
become more grainy. Now your ready to save your image. In Photoshop
5.5 you are given the option to save for the web. If you choose
this option your image will be compressed to a smaller file and
you can save it after as a jpeg, gif or png - 8, png - 24. If
you choose 'file' to 'save as' your image will remain uncompressed.
You have many more save options but you may choose to save under
jpeg,gif,png,tiff or esp. For the web choose jpeg, gif or png.
For email choose jpeg or a tiff.
That is just about it as far as the basic go towards having
your scanned image look presentable. Try other features that
Photoshop has to offer. The better you understand how Photoshop
works the better your images will come out after the scan. The
great thing about Photoshop 5.5 and now version 6 is that you
have many undoes instead of the only one in versions previous
to this one. So experiment but most of all have "fun"
and try different tools as well.
For further reading I recommend the following books to help
you learn and understand Photoshop.
| Adobe Photoshop 5.0
||Visual Quickstart Guide Photoshop
For now I wish you all happy scanning
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