Artist Sharing ConcernsRecently, while networking with a new artist who's work got a phenomenal response, I was asked if they should watermark their work. This artist proceeded to tell me that they don't share much work because they have concern about their works getting copied and stolen. That's too bad because if an artist chooses not to share their work, they are missing out on getting their work seen.
The Watermarking Debate and Image Resolution
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LINKSFind the Gimp Tutorial here: https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Custom_Brushes/
Find the Photoshop Tutorial here: Create a Photoshop Brush
To Get Your Work Noticed You Have to Take RisksThere are never any guarantees, but if you want to get noticed and get your work seen, you have to get it out there. Be cautious of art sites too. I follow some professional sites and one of them recommended an art social media sharing site to get your work seen. I joined and uploaded some works, but soon backed off of because in order for your work to show nicely, the file needs to be larger than I'm comfortable with uploading. To check the image resolution of your work on a site, just drag your art to your desktop, right click, then click properties on the drop down. You should find the image resolution details on the drop down list.
Written by Tina A Stoffel