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Are you inking manually and scanning your work in?
Are your blacks looking a little washed out?
Not the deep, rich, saturated blacks that you intended?
Does your lineart and resultant artwork fail to 'pop'?

Then I might have a solution or two...

You already know that scanners always have a problem creating deep rich blacks.  But not how to fix it.

Why?  It's b/c the light from the scanning lamp shines through the paper making it semi-transparent, picking up the white of the paper behind the black ink of your lineart. 

One solution might be to: Try a black sheet behind your white paper with the inked lineart on it.
Another solution might be to:
Saturate your lineart in photoshop using the channels palette. 
Select the darkest looking colour channel (RGB) - or (CMYK) if you use this. 
Make a copy.
Go to Image, Apply Image. 
Paint out any dark spots that appear with white.
Select 'Multiply' - or any of the other choices to make it darker.  (You may have to do this a few times).
'Shift' select that layer to bring up a marquee selection.
Turn on the RGB/CMYK layer in the channels palette.
Go to layers palette and create a new layer.
Invert the selection and fill it with black (possibly more than once?)
Finally, set your newly created lineart to, 'Multiply' and don't forget to colour under it. 

Alternatively, you might end up doing both.

However, the end result is usually the same:
Ta-da.  Deep, rich, saturated black.

Hope this helps.


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popChar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
Thanks for watching :sing:
Janrophotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for watching me. Hope you continue to enjoy my work.
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DaveLemon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :)
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Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello can i ask you for an request or we do an arttrade/art exchange or collab? Painter
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BeauReagen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love your gallery!!
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slaphoeproductions Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav
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Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconlainloveplz: :iconeufrosis: :icongrin--plz: :iconthxwatchbubbleplz: :iconeufrosis:  :iconlainloveplz:
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scottph Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Thanks for tuning in! :-)
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tman300 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Welcome to . Happy to have you on board. :)
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RHP17 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Dixon for adding my work to your favourite collection it is very much appreciated.

HAV - John Monash 
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HiImFromTransformice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Do you look at porn or do you just enjoy drawing nudity? XD
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TheSaintofpain Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves.
woodcarve Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch
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Jett5N Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

thanks for adding my photo 'jeans' to your collection
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blinded-dinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for agreeing to post some of your artwork in :iconbombshellsandcuties:!!  And you have a very nice gallery.  You are welcome to join the group as contributor, if you like, but you don't have to if you're not interested.  :)

If you're interested in being a contributor, please take a moment to take a look at the rules on the homepage.  95% of your work fits the spirit of the group anyway.  :)
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tramusser Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I can't believe I hadn't discovered your art before!

It's just great Clap 
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DaveLukas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, thank you for the fav
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NEINNEINNEIN Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching!

best regards,

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YoBroD Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for da watch! :)
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Lucy-Dark-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks you very much for comment and wath :heart: :kiss:
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EdenTomorrow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
OUCH! He has a brush in his willy
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LegsEmporium Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THANKS for the Watch!!  I hope not to disappoint!
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LyleDoucetteArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching!
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logicfun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks for the watch
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