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« on: November 02, 2007 01:17:39 AM »

I'm working on a pretty big embroidery project right now, and I was thinking that a friend of mine would love it as a Christmas gift. Trouble is, I don't think I'll be able to part with it, and I don't think I have it in me to reproduce it. Is there a way to make a fairly good quality print (on photo paper), like you would with a painting? I'm planning on getting a scanner, but I don't have one now, so I can't try it yet.

Any advice would be appreciated.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007 05:55:42 AM »

I think that a colour scan using the highest res possible would work. If you have Photoshop, do "unsharpen mask" on the image if you think the detail is a little blurry.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007 12:52:14 PM »

I would imagine that going to Kinko's might be your best bet for a project like that.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007 04:16:11 PM »

I think that a colour scan using the highest res possible would work. If you have Photoshop, do "unsharpen mask" on the image if you think the detail is a little blurry.

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

I would imagine that going to Kinko's might be your best bet for a project like that.
No Kinko's where I live. Thanks, though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007 04:31:49 PM »

I was thinking of an imaging shop also. It will cost you some if you have it done professionally but the results may be worth it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 01:19:03 PM »

You can try taking a picture or scanner, but if you want it professionally done I think I'd go for a copy shop.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007 03:23:00 PM »

krissykat -

This lady talks about photographing her needlework or scanning it:

http://members.aol.com/hblossomxs/page20.html, and here, she shows you how well a scanned piece can come out:

http://members.aol.com/hblossomxs/page35.html

She does mention that if your project is bigger than your scanner bed, you can scan parts and put it together in a graphics editing program. If your good with graphics, it's a good idea!

She also gives some good tips for photographing needlework.

Hope that's helpful!


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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007 04:14:38 PM »

krissykat -

This lady talks about photographing her needlework or scanning it:

http://members.aol.com/hblossomxs/page20.html, and here, she shows you how well a scanned piece can come out:

http://members.aol.com/hblossomxs/page35.html

She does mention that if your project is bigger than your scanner bed, you can scan parts and put it together in a graphics editing program. If your good with graphics, it's a good idea!

She also gives some good tips for photographing needlework.

Hope that's helpful!

That's awesome. Looks like there's lots of helpful information. Thanks for the links!  Smiley
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