For professionals and students alike, a good image of your artwork is essential. Even your most amazing artwork will not be appreciated by viewers or your teacher if it is poorly photographed or scanned. Following are a few tips to help you make the most of presenting your art.

Scanning: Scanning is straightforward, and easier than shooting with a camera. Everything’s already nicely squared, evenly lit. These links will guide you along:


Photographing: This is a great (and short!) video that shows you how to take great images of your art. Also, take a look at my Photographing Do’s and Don’ts page.


Editing: PicMonkey is a free online photo editor that is easy and intuitive to use. In just a few minutes, you can refine your photograph or scan to a beautiful image. Watch the video below to see how easy it is. For more details on using PicMonkey, go to How to Edit Photos in PicMonkey.

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