Digital Art – Turn Regular Images into Works of Art!
Do you want to make money from home by making some of your Art works digital? How do you do that? That’s simple, just take a good photo of your artwork and use your image editing software to enhance your paintings, photos or anything else you may want to turn into digital art for posting online and selling.
The image you see to the left is an example of digital art which was created with Paint Shop Pro. I combined one photo with one already digital image. I added light and shadows to make it appear that there is a light shining down from the right. This is a very simple example of how the process works. The second photo was further enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Your possibilities do not stop there! Let’s assume your art medium is embroidery and you want to sell your work online, how would you go about this? Of course you are going to want to turn your work into digital art so that you can show examples of your work online. You would do this by simply taking photographs of you work and uploading them to your display page on the internet. A point to remember here is, if you are only posting pictures to sell the actual physical product you do not want to enhance the work too much, that would be kind of like false advertising.
We use digital art for many different things. Assuming I am a gardener and want to advertise my services, I will take photos of some of the work I have done. I will make sure that I take good photos and I may enhance them a bit, depending on where I am putting the photo. This is two different paths. One, I can advertise my physical gardening services and on the other hand I can enhance the photos and attempt to sell the digitally enhanced ones.
If you’ve got a decent camera and love taking pictures why not get in on earning a bit of extra cash from the comfort of your own home? Whatever your art skills may be, there is a big market on selling with digital art over the internet; we just need to get our stuff out there.
Places where you can sign up and sell your digital art are:
- Deviant Art
- Café Press
Those are just a few of the places on the internet where you can sign up and sell, there are many more. One thing we need to remember, no matter what we do on the internet, we need to promote whatever it is that we are trying to do. Digital art is relatively easy to produce and there are a lot of places where we can sign up and start selling. Wherever you have displayed your photos, make sure you include a link to that page in your Email signature whenever possible.
Put your camera to good use! Take photos of original artwork that you have done or just go out and about and take great pictures of people, places or things that others would love to see. Get a good photo editing package to enhance your efforts to the max.