Simple Scanning Question

I know this is a a very basic question, but I’m looking for the most effective way to scan in some handwritten type in my work. What is the best way to go about achieving this? I’ve included a couple of examples that might be a helpful reference point.

Thanks so much in advance!

Scan the handwritten art. Place on its own layer above the photo or illustration. Set transparency of the hand written art layer to multiply. Bob’s your uncle.


Thank you!

Are you asking how to do the basic scanning process?

Another dumb question, but once I have the artwork scanned in, how would I change the color the handwritten text?

Thanks in advance

I’d do a new Hue / Saturation adjustment layer, put it right above the scan, click Colorize in the Hue / Saturation box, click the icon so that it only affects the layer directly below, and adjust your hue, saturation, and lightness sliders to get the desired color. There are other ways to colorize objects, but this should work pretty well.

Another technique that temporarily escaped me is to use Layer > Layer Style > Color Overlay.

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