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Image mode for for simple black ink drawing

Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2023 Mar 15, 2023

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I am working with hand drawn cartoons that have been scanned and saved as PDFs. All cartoons are simple black line drawings--no grey tones. I need to do simple editing--erase spots and such. What image mode should I use--bitmap, greytone, CMYK. These cartoons will be ultimately printed in a book--not for the web.

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Community Expert , Mar 15, 2023 Mar 15, 2023

I would use Grayscale not bitmap even if they are black line drawings. The edges will be smoother and IMO give a better quality print.

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I would use Grayscale not bitmap even if they are black line drawings. The edges will be smoother and IMO give a better quality print.

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Thanks. Sounds good.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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I'd normally consider using RGB, since Greyscale colour management is pretty limited, mind you - with black (solid) lines only, the advice from @kevin stohlmeyer seems good

 

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neil barstow, colourmanagement net - adobe forum volunteer - co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

 

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Thanks, Neil. So RGB could be used even though this project is for print.

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