Meet Your New Friend — the Color Calibration Chart

Meet Your New Friend — the Color Calibration Chart

Have you ever been frustrated with photos of your artwork? Do the images not quite capture the color or richness of the original artwork? If you’ve been looking for an easy way to capture the colors of your artwork in photos accurately, meet your new friend — the Color Calibration Chart. There is a pretty…

Quick Steps to Photograph your Art with a Cellphone — if it’s your only option!

Quick Steps to Photograph your Art with a Cellphone — if it’s your only option!

Does this sound familiar? The entry deadline for an upcoming gallery exhibition is looming..it’s the eleventh hour…the painting is still wet…and there’s no time to get your painting professionally photographed before the submissions close. So what to do? Especially, if the painting is still WET?!? Snap a quick photo with our cellphone! At one point or…

Capture the Best Image of Your Painting

Capture the Best Image of Your Painting

Do you sell your artwork? Have you given it away as a gift, or donated to a worthy cause? Think about it for a minute — photos or digital images of that creative work are all that you’ll have left. I mean, once it’s gone, it’s gone. You can’t go back and photograph it after…

Answering the High/Low Res Question

Answering the High/Low Res Question

Have you ever seen your artwork in an exhibition catalog, magazine, or other print forms and been really disappointed in the quality and wondered what happened? You made sure to send just what they asked for! Used the photo program on your computer, created an image file that met their specs — 300ppi (pixels per…

How Converting Images from RGB to CMYK Affects Color

How Converting Images from RGB to CMYK Affects Color

It goes without saying that achieving an accurate color representation of original artwork is the desire of most artists. Artists are inherently DIYers, and their efforts at color correction can lead to hours spent tweaking images, often resulting in frustration and disappointment in the printed results. If only it were as simple as selecting the…