Reconstructing the Illustrations

Clean, manual vector trace of the upper trombonist in the title to Grande Methode de Trombonne.
The original photographic scan (24 MP).
The trace in progress in Photoshop.

The particular edition of Grande Methode de Trombonne I am working from is a somewhat problematic edition, with a rather light and weak imprint. As a result, a lot of details, such as the beautiful illustrations in the front of the book, were very lacking. I completed manual vector line-art traces of both trombonists in Photoshop, which allows infinite scaling. Some of the fine detail like the width of lines is lost in this process, but the overall result is much cleaner than the original imprint.


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