Art is your life. All day at work all you can think about is getting back to your easel. If you could just pull out your sketchbook for a minute while no one is looking… If only that wet oil paint were easier to take on the bus.
You get home at night and go straight to work. The dishes pile up, you really need to shower… well, maybe you’ll just get up early and shower (Ha!). You really should be folding laundry.
Just this one little section and then you’ll do the dishes...
Turns into, just one more hour and then you’ll go to bed.
Basically, you’re life is consumed by art. You live for the moment you can dip the brush in those vibrant colors and watch the canvas come alive!
Everyone tells you they love it and want to buy your art.
“You should sell it online!”
“Where can I buy this?” is in every comment of every picture you post.
One day you decide it’s time. Time to start getting your art out there and letting those people buy the pieces they love!
So you go on Redbubble, or Zazzle, or Society6. After hours, maybe days of researching which one is perfect, you decide on Redbubble. You upload a picture of your favorite piece that you know everyone will love.
You click save, you open your new t-shirt for sale and….!
There’s your art… with a big white square where the paper is.
You hadn’t thought of the background… Hmmm. It looks a little fuzzy, too. Why is is fuzzy? There might be a shadow of the phone in the corner.
This was me. This was my first experience with selling my art and it was really... disappointing! How did I not think about the fact that it needs to be transparent, or that my camera on my phone might not be the best thing to use as a scanner.
That is when I found Photoshop! I didn’t know I needed it before. I spent months researching, looking for ways to make by drawings transparent, cleaning up smudges that the scanner had left, and making it look cleaner where it was a little fuzzy.
Now I have a system down that allows me to do all of those things. And I’m going to show you how in my new course: 7 Steps To Making A Pattern on Photoshop.
In this course you will learn where to scan your art, how to make it transparent, how to make clip art out of your sketches, how to color them digitally, how to arrange them into making a repeating pattern, and how to export them and upload them to your favorite sites like Redbubble, Zazzle, and Society6.
You can use any number of these steps to make countless patterns, comic strips, logos, or simply edit and clean up your art, and sell them again and again.
With Photoshop you also get Lightroom which is super helpful for editing scans of fine art that doesn’t need any erasing or major changes. This way you can adjust the colors of your picture to make it look just perfect, as sometimes the scans look a little bit off from your original.
The reason you need Photshop is to make your art stand out in the over-saturated world of art. People everywhere online are selling art on mugs, t-shirts, journals... you name it! With the right tools *ehem Photoshop ehem* you can keep up with the trending art world and have great pieces that stand out.
Because who wants a blurry, smudgy, picture on a mug with a white background? Who wants to wear that on a t-shirt? Not me, and when I saw my first upload come up on the screen, that was my first thought.
I wanted to make things people wanted to buy. No brainer, right? Well I'm here to show you the methods I've used to do just that. In this course I'll teach you how to go from sketch to product in 7 steps.
- Make it transparent
- Clipart and Clean up
The curriculum is divided into four parts with short videos in each. I get straight to the point because I want you to be able to use these tools ASAP.
Plus I'm adding three bonuses to the course.
- Editing colorful art (art that doesn't get colored digitally)
- How to save clip art
- How to save a PDF
The steps I share in this course can be used to make patterns for fabric, make clip art, make logos and graphics, you could even edit a comic book or e-book. You can make content upgrades and add the printable PDF to your email optin.
Ready for the tools you need to put your art on products?