Tips, advice and recommendations needed
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Does anyone have any tips they have found when photographing artwork? The subject was covered in The Artist some time ago, but never really resolved the issue for me of a greyness in the reproduction. While it is possible to brighten images with photo manipulating software, this often results in over exposing the lighter tones as a trade-off. Scanning can also result in harsh tones.Hi, I have just joined POL Community, and am particularly interested in this question, as I am about to go down the line of photographing/printing my artwork. I have been using my phone camera just to send images to friends and family, but I know that I will need something better to start trying to sell my work. I would really appreciate any pointers you can all give me, many thanks. Oh one other thing, I am also about to invest in a good quality laptop (really struggling to decide between a high spec Windows laptop, or Mac Book Pro?), and printer, so I would really appreciate any tips to be aware of before making my purchases. Thanks in advance.
by Melanie Wilson
I would buy a Mac Book Pro, expensive but very user friendly. Regarding Improving a scanned image, there are a number of automatic processes in Photoshop Elements which help enormously. There is always a trade off regarding hues and contrast but you will find there will be a huge difference by moving a few sliders in the software. Hope this will be of some help.
Melanie seems to have created two posts on the same subjects. I’ve given me reply on her first post, and yes, anything Apple Mac is superior to Windows, but they aren’t cheap!
That’s not a problem Melanie, and I inadvertently forgot to welcome you to the site... so welcome! Feel free to ask as many art related questions as you want, there will always be someone on here who can offer advice.