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How to Photograph Art by Jon-Snow How to Photograph Art by Jon-Snow
Part 2, which covers post-processing, is here:



I've seen so many great traditional artworks on DA that are spoiled by bad photography. I had always found the Art > Computer transition a difficult one, but I've learned some tricks for taking better photos and for editing those photos on the computer to bring out the natural colors and tones, to make the online version look like the original.

This is my simple guide to photographing drawings, but it's very general and would work for paintings or other media.

The tutorial doesn't really go into detail. If you have questions (or suggestions!), please comment and I'll try to help you out. I'm not an expert but I may know of some other resources you can explore.

Here's a very good detailed guide from another DA member:



This is my first tutorial! I did it all in Inkscape, a program that makes it fun to do these kinds of things.

Thanks for looking. :)
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that your helpful resource has been FEATURED :dalove:

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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great! This tuto is very helpful! Thanks for making this tutorial :heart:
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happytrouble Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
thank you so so much, going to try it right now lol :D thank you :hug:
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial, it's a big help!
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nnicc Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing these useful informations
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shifugicanaru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Really helpful !
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Czarine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I've been trying to find a tutorial about taking photos of line art, but it seems there aren't many in dA. Thanks for all the useful information!
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
You're welcome, so happy it helped you! :)
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blu-fantasy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is great! I've been looking for some advice just like this!
Thanks for sharing!
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Jon-Snow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Awesome, you're welcome. :D
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