Ok, here Im going to show you how to take a photograph of a printed item, eg a letter, or a business card, or in my case a paper prop from battlestar galactica.
I found my image on the internet, so as long as the quality is good, you should be able to do the same.
This method is also great for re-creating logos from scans and pictures.
Let me know what you think!
The only things you need are photoshop, and a laser printer!
Step 1: Resize It
Ok, im gonna run by pictures as usual
Pictures 1 & 2 - Open up the files!
Picture 3 - Duplicate the layer by dragging it to new layer button (this is a back up for when we mess up)
Picture 4 - Drag some rulers to the edges of the page, these will be used to straighten it out.
Picture 5 - Go to Edit > Free transfrom - or press command/ctrl - T
Pictures 6, 7 & 8 - While holding down the command key(ctrl in windows) click onto the anchor points in the corners, pull to get a feel for how this transforms the picture, Drag the edge to match up with the rulers.
thats it resized! If you image now looks a little squashed then use the corner anchors (without holding anything down) to resize it till it looks comfortable.