Flowers, souvenirs, artwork, and other
three-dimensional objects can be scanned and combined with photos,
or used to create unique artwork, scrapbook pages, calendars, and
more. We give you tips on how to scan them and suggest how to you
can use those scans in photo and art projects.
3-D scanning ideas
The wedding dress your grandmother made can be scanned and turned
into wedding scrapbook pages.
Ordinary 3-D objects take on new value
when you have a scanner. Everything from coins to a wedding dress
can be scanned for use in a myriad of ways. Here are some possibilities:
Add flair to your photo projects.
Scan kids' art to archive for posterity.
Create your own wrapping paper and scrapbook pages.
Print scans onto fabric sheets to make quilts and clothing.
To use this feature while scanning, just look for Auto
Correct Photos, then check the box that says Perform
Dust & Scratch Removal.
Save the image to your computer as a source file in TIFF
format to retain the most detail. You can then make a copy of
this file and save as a JPEG, which is best for attaching to
e-mails or posting to the Web.
Scan fresh flowers from your wedding centerpieces to give scrapbook
pages special meaning.
You can create your own scrapbook pages
and trimmings by scanning souvenirs and mementos that relate to
A hospital bracelet or rattle can add meaning to a baby book, while
seashells from your last beach vacation will remind you of the good
times your kids had combing the shoreline.
You can also design your own page backgrounds by scanning everything
from fall leaves for a back-to-school scrapbook, to flowers from
your bridal bouquet for a wedding album. Just be sure to gently
arrange them on a clean scanner bed. You can even layer items by
placing the ones you want in the forefront down first.
These scanned pages can also make beautiful note cards or wrapping