The nature of creating hand-drawn art is first to draw artwork on paper, canvas, or any other surface. Today, due to advancement in technology, artists can turn their handmade sketches and art into digital versions of original works.

If you have never digitized a drawing in Photoshop, you may be thinking why digitizing is a good idea instead of selling original drawing. Well, there is no doubt that you can sell both the digital as well as original artwork. But by creating digital artworks, you’ll be opening the doors of new ways to sell your work on the PrintShop.

For example, if you are a calligrapher, you can take an original art print and turn it into a t-shirt, mug, decorative pillow, etc. You could sell the license of your original work to other companies so that they can use it on their products.

If you are a beginner and want to know how to digitize a drawing in Photoshop, then this blog is of great use. You may find the process similar to illustrator, but it is incredibly different. Let’s have a look at the steps:

Tips To Digitize A Drawing In Photoshop

Scan Your Image

The first step is to scan your hand-drawn image and bring it to your computer. To bring out the best quality, scan your image for at least 300dpi. The higher the pixels, the crisper the scan will be. Once you are done with the scanning, transfer the file onto your hard drive for secure transfer to computer.

Bring Scanned Image Into Photoshop

The next step in digitizing a drawing in Photoshop is to bring the artwork into the software. After the image gets open in Photoshop, here are the few things that need to be taken care of:

a. Rename and save the file.

b. Increase the contrast of the image.

c. Clean the image by removing extra spots and messy bits.

d. Close the unintentional gaps in the image so that you can fill colors by using tools and brushes.

e. If you have scanned the image by using color settings, then you may need to remove the unwanted colors.