Creating art using a scanner may seem like an unusual idea since scanner art is not the primary reason that scanners were first developed. The flatbed scanner was actually created simply to reproduce text documents and pictures, a little bit like a photocopier does. However, a scanner is likewise good at capturing 3D images of items, known as hyper-real pictures. This kind of scanning is occasionally referred to as scanner photography, or just scanography.

If you are interested in understanding further about this and perchance investing in a scanner for art, you should be glad to learn that many amateur artists use lower-end scanners, such as cheaper Epson models, which can currently be ordered for under $ 100. Scanning objects is similar in ways to the old office party trick of producing copies of your behind using the Xerox machine. But with scanner art obviously, we are not copying our backsides, and anyway, the results are much better, and odds are – more attractive also!

Popular items for scanning include flowers, vegetables, fruit, leaves, and a variety of other things. These can be utilized in photographic art works for the home, office, websites, eBay, projects the children have at school. The possibilities are endless! Any place photography is necessary it can be replaced by some type of scanner art.

So how do you produce scanner art? It really is simple! Place the item you want to scan on the scanner glass without closing the lid of the scanner. Turn off the lights and locate the Start button. If you are having trouble locating the button in the dark, turn on the lights to locate the Start button and turn off the lights all over again and now hit the Start button and voila! You now have yourself some authentic scanner art.

Following scanning, you will see just how clear the results can be.

Even bits of dust will be visible, which is not quite what you need, unless of course, your object was dust. If this occurs and you were hoping to sell your images or you just want a spotless, crisp image for your own needs, then touch it up via a software program like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or Gimp which is free.

If you own a scanner and are very creative, why not try scanner art. You never know where this hobby may take you. And if you do not have a scanner but are an artist or an inspiring hobbyist (like a scrapbooker), think about purchasing a scanner to add another level to your creative outlet.

Scanning scrapbooks is one reason that individuals call for a scanner at home. If you would like a scrapbook scanner there are several possibilities, but a large format scanner for scrapbooking is usually the better choice.

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