Recently, I have been tackling my digital piles or should I say files here. I paint and draw so much that it really is difficult to keep up with it all. I’ve decided that it is important for me to get this under control so I’ve made a list of about 40 pieces that I believe are worthy to be shown on my Etsy Shop and have begun painstakingly editing each piece to fit my common print sizes of 4 x 6, 5 x 7 and 8 x 10. Bigger images are good too but I can always visit that when I have the need. This way I am ready when those print orders start rolling in.
When I get this accomplished, I’m going to upload the files to my Sam’s Club photo account. There are times I would rather have a photo printed for me rather than using my own Canon Pixma 100 printer. That is especially the case of my ink is running low. I started using Sam's Club about 3 months ago for all my photo art prints and have not been disappointed so far. I love that I can have a print processed in just 1 hour while I shop for my groceries or catch a bite at the cafe. This gives me the confidence that I can handle any Etsy Shop order I may receive and process that order quickly and efficiently. Ordering from other photo sources online make me feel like I need to have an inventory of prints on hand because your order takes about 5-7 days to arrive. That can get costly.
|Pixabay.com image I used as my background|
Finally, I decided that to give it a more 3-D appearance that I needed a branch in the left corner that joined with the painting and yet was over the background. I found a second close up of pine needles on the Pixabay sight and with using only the eraser tool in Photoshop I was able to get it to blend in perfectly between the two images.
|Great Horned Owl digitally enhanced|
One file finished...about a zillion more to do!