Creating an electronic line drawing from a scanned drawing

In Adobe Illustrator, you can take a scanned drawing, even if you have added a wash to it, and by using ‘Live Trace’ you can convert it to a line drawing that can be resized to any size. You can then print it or save it at the desired size in a file format that’s suitable for the web or publication. Another way to convert your scanned drawing to a line drawing is to use 'multiply' in Photoshop or Paintshop Pro, to create a layer that just has the black line drawing on it.