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I've used my phone as well and I'm dissatisfied with the results. I'm not sure what you've tried with your phone, but using an app that lets you take photos and converts them into a color or greyscale 'scanned' image has worked well for me on pencil, whiteboard, and ink sketches. I use TurboScan, which only has a 5-step contrast setting you can adjust ...


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It's also a common problem for digital artists with their pencil line work. You may have some luck doing a google search on "scanning sketches for digital work". For me, if the lines are too faint and the BG too dark. I take it into photoshop and run a quick "level" adjustment. http://www.3dtotal.com/pages/tutorials/photoshop/levels_tutorial/levels.php If ...


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This is really a matter of style and it varies a lot from one person to the other. Some people will work on detailed high fidelity sketches before moving onto anything digital, while others find it easier to start in digital. Personally I like to sketch very high level structures and concepts and move onto digital fairly early on, but then maybe that's ...


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Should? You should do whatever works best for you. I don't sketch — I wireframe directly in Illustrator. I'm waaayyy faster in Illustrator than with pen and paper. I get into problems sometimes because I'm too excited about the design and start working on visual aspects (colors! fonts!) before it's time. But on the balance it works better for me than ...


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Interface Sketch has some of the best (and most) around: http://www.interfacesketch.com/



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