Let's make promotional postcard for artworks!
Today, I am going to share with you how to make a promotional laminating post card using the laminating machine below.
When I was a child, I used a iron to make a laminating paper to be needed a coating to protect paintings from water and other contaminants. In the past, when the laminating machines were not available in every house, it had no alternative choice to coat.
Children had to buy thick vinyl and press it with an moderate heated iron to press it for a while. The coating targets were primarily pretty fallen leaves, well-dried petals, or a four-leaf clover found by chance. It was always crowded with children who wanted to get a wonderful picture around the talented child. They were asked to draw a picture and then pressed with an iron to make coated paper, then used as a bookshelf. Now you can buy different types of laminating machines through the stores.
This time I decided to put the QR code inside the picture instead of the signature. First, I had to get the QR code from the recently opened Redbubble site. Go to the site you want to promote as shown below. Then, place the mouse cursor on the website and right-click to get the QR code as shown below.
When you click, the following window will appear. Click Download.
Then, put the QR code obtained in this way into the image you want to promote.
This way, when people who are interested in your drawings take a QR code with their cell phone, they will be directed to the site.
Then put the picture in the coated paper as shown below and put the coated paper in the laminating machine.
I made another picture like the one below. Below is an example made with both front and back sides.
How to display your art products of Redbubble in your site.
I decided to update the following part of the main screen of the homepage this time. It is good to display items that need frequent update mainly in the main part of the site, because there must be a part that is periodically changed on the homepage to confirm that it is being managed diligently.
The above is now changed to this.
The picture in the pink part above is the marketing embed code provided by the Red Bubble site. Today, I would like to share with you how to insert the Embed code provided by Red Bubble into your homepage.
First, you have to move Artist Tools in Redbubble, and then click the Link to other sites.
Next, you can find below options to show off your products on your website.
Last, you just do right-click and copy the entire code like below.
Then go to where you want to be located. In my case, I am speaking based on the Weebly editor. Just select and paste the embed code on the left side of Weebly's edit window. However, in my case, I wanted to show only one picture, so I modified the code a bit as shown below.
Here is the modified code :
<div id="preview-iframe-wrapper" style="OVERFLOW: hidden; POSITION: relative; WIDTH: 425 px; HEIGHT: 300px">
Promotion between RedBubble and Pinterest.
Artists can register their images in RedBubble and make them into products. When a buyer who wants the product clicks the buy button, a purchase occurs, so you can easily commercialize your image without any initial deposit. Redbubble is free, while Etsy, a comparable company, typically charges 0.20 cents per image or product.
Commissions are set by the user and are paid when an item is sold. Usually set to 20%. (Default) This criterion can be changed by the user. In this way, I also uploaded my image to Redbubble.
One of Red Bubble's functions is to promote its product on other sites.
First, you can move to Manage Portfolio.
After click, you can find the screen, which made and uploaded before.
Please click it to promote to other site, you can see the activated menu like below red rectangles.
You can click the icon (circle on the top of right and drop down the menu, select the Promote products.
You can check all of the products, which is related to the image. And then choose the image product to post on other site.
If you choose Pin on Pinterest, you can see as follow as below.
Choose your pin and saved it !
How to create flower patterns in Photoshop
Today, I want to show you how to make a simple flower pattern using your own single flower image using Photoshop.
Recently I completed a large sunflower painting. I wanted a picture that felt warm, so I finished it with a soft touch as possible. I am trying to make a pattern using this picture.
First, import this image into Photoshop.
Then, if you go to the right layer panel, there is a function to change the mode as shown below. Catch the changing color for each function.
Below is the result screen after layer color conversion.
In this way, only the flower part of the image with color change is picked up with the Lasso tool.
Register the four flower shapes created in this way as patterns. (canvas size: clipboard 400 x 400 dpi)
You can check how to display as a pattern, which you made it previously.
After that, you go to Edit--> Fill.
Ad then adjust the value of options like blelow.
You can check the adjustment in details like below.
Finally, you can get a new flowers pattern.
Most of all, I applied my new patterns on Redbubble site.
How to fit your image to your product on Redbubble site
If you make a product with your design, you will want to make a pattern one step further. A single design can be applied to a limited number of products, but if it is patterned, it can be applied to various products. In other words, there are more opportunities for my designs to be exposed. A single picture is mainly used in a frame, note, or bag with limited product in squared shape or 2 D surface. It can be freely applied to 3D planes such as mugs, hats, T-shirts, and scarves when created as a pattern. For example, if you make a mug by uploading an image to Redbubble, if it is not a pattern, a blank space is shown, as shown below.
To remove this space, go into the editor of Red Bubble and set it to repeat as indicated below in consideration of the overlapping part of the picture. However, in the case of a single image, the seams do not fit naturally, and it becomes awkward. In this case, you need a pattern.
The seams are arranged naturally when a pattern is registered, as shown below.
As you can see from the above result screen, it can be seen that the edge part is connected naturally without blank.
Myungja Anna Koh