IVstudios wrote:Or, if you really want to work on one sheet of paper: scan one half, flip it over and scan the other and line up the two pieces in Photoshop. This can be tricky and you'll have to clean it up a bit to get rid of any lines or color inconsistencies, but isn't too difficult.
That's how I do it when I use larger paper.
If it's 9"x12" I only have to scan twice but A3 needs 3 scans to eliminate shadows - it'll just take a little playing around to work out what works for you.
I've got an A3 scanner on my printer but it's useless the colours are way off and it won't let me calibrate it (but I guess that's what I get buying on clearance *sigh*).
IVstudios wrote:I assume the reason you prefer the larger paper is because it's easier to paint big than small.
I've found that certain brands of art paper don't come in standard A4, A3, etc for some reason.