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Old 01-30-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Help scanning and photographing cards for upload

I have just started uploading to SCS and I have a few questions for those with experience. I am comfortable with the uploading to the site, but I need some tips on photographing my cards. Do most people scan or photograph their work? I am using digital photos, but then my image is not straight so the cropping looks awful. What I am trying to figure out is how to get my picture so only the card is showing and nothing else. What is the trick?

I want my gallery to look as good as you SCS vetrans! Your work is amazing!

Thanks for your help
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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Hi there!

I do both scanning and photos of my cards... it depends on what I'm taking a photo of, for example my scanner doesn't show glitter very well, so if I am uploading something that is glittery, I'll take a photo of it.

Anyhow, the trick is to get in close to your card if you are taking a photo of it. Then, open it up in a photo editing program like photoshop. You can rotate your photo if it's crooked (mine almost always are!), and crop it. You can do the same thing with your scanned images.

So, that's the trick: rotate first, then crop. I hope this helps!

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