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I'm looking at a HP photosmart 2710 right now, says they are 2400 x 4800 DPI with 48 bit color. I'm mainly going to be using this to scan in drawings, and obviously I don't want any degradation from physical to digital. Reason: It's on CL and cheap lol.

I can always recopy these in a vector program, and I'm going to color regardless in cs5. Is this a good approach for those that like to design on paper and then scan in? Am I better of just getting a Wacom tablet? (which I might anyway still)
 

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Hi, both methods will work, just comes down to whats easier for you. I would assume drawing on paper is easier than on a tablet as its more natural. That scanner will be more fine though, just check its speed for a full res scan. Hope that helps :)
Yes paper is more natural, but I really want to try a Wacom so I might pick one up anyway. I like the idea of drawing in layers in CS5 too. Thanks for the help.
 

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Buy a Wacom tablet!! There's a series of buttons you can mash together in Illustrator to get some hidden features to display in Illustrator (google how to do this)....anyway one of the hidden features is a click counter. Once i saw how many clicks I was making with the mouse in one day I purchased the Wacom tablet. I was posting 3 to 5 thousand clicks a day, no wonder my fingers were killing!!! anyway....I use hand drawn sketches scanned into the computer, cleaned up in photoshop, live traced in Illustrator, then further tweaking of points using a Wacom Tablet. I Swear by my Wacom tablet. If your going to scan images, try get a hold of an A3 scanner. Drawing an image on A4 paper then blowing it up to A3 size (roughly full men's t-shirt size) is never good, and scanning two half's of an A3 sheet and pasting them together in photoshop is also annoying.
 
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