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How to Photograph or Scan Your Artwork

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.

Try it yourself at www.picmonkey.com.

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