The first step to any print project, is to have something to print!
When I received this image I was stoked because it was drawn so neatly with fine attention to detail, but once I scanned it in, I found that it was difficult to capture the hard lines with out fuzzy digital edges (that you get from the scan). I brought it into Adobe Photoshop 3 and darkened the lines with a Levels Adjustment. I copied and pasted it into Adobe Illustrator 3 and rasterized the image. From there, I did a Live Trace with the Default one color logo setting on. The edges came out extremely jagged so I broke out the Pen Tool and traced it myself. To get an image digitized professionally, you can’t always rely on the software presets. Just get in there with some patience and do it in a way that will give the image the justice it deserves!
Illustrator and Corel are very similar, although I”ve been told Corel is easier for beginners.
However, if it all seems like hieroglyphics to you, here are some sites that can help:
Lynda.com Training videos for any type of art software [we highly recommend this one!]
or, you can send your art to people like me who will vector/digitize for you!
Vectormagic.com Digitizes vector images for you
24hourartwork.com They Digitize in 24 hours
Artworksource.com They Digitizes and Vectorize