Now that I have my drawing scanned I can adjust the image. I don't "fix" anything in photoshop because I want to keep that hand-drawn look. I want to keep all the stray marks and crooked lines and whatnot. All I do is adjust the image so that it is strictly black-and-white. On this image, I did cheat a little. I want the top half of the image to print black. Instead of darkening all that in with a pencil, I used the paint bucket tool and quickly filled that area with black on the computer.

Once everything looks good on screen, the last thing I have to do is invert the image. Everything black turns white and everything white turns black. I'll have a negative of my image that will burn into my plate - which will then print positive on my paper...

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