I was recently approached by a customer of mine who also makes art. She reached out for some help because it can be very overwhelming and intimidating to try to figure out how to make prints of your work. I remember when I was starting out it took what felt like forever to figure out and I wished I had some more information . Since I am a big believer in helping people follow their dreams I thought I would post what I do to make a print of my artwork.
I lay my painting flat on the ground or on a table either outside or by a window with natural light. Turn off any other artificial lamps or light in the room.
I stand directly over the image and try to zoom in as close as possible while still leaving a little space around the edges to crop out later.
I turn the flash off of my camera and take about 10 pictures just to make sure there are no shadows .
I then download my best image and open up in photoshop.
I crop the image and then I just go to Enhance
then adjust color
adjust color curves
then click ok
I don't usually change anything else because I want the print to look as close to the original as possible I just want it to be as clear and blanced as it can without altering it much but you can change the contrast or highlights according to how you like it.
I then go to image
I usually make mine 8x10 or close to it.
Then if you'd like to make a border go to
I usually do 8.5x11 which is nice for matting and framing.
I hope this helps inspire you not to be intimidated by the process and get your beautiful art out there for the world to see! Trust me if I can do it you can too!