My New Skillshare Class is Live! // From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop

From Paper To Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop

My brand new Skillshare class has officially launched! From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop is now open for enrollment. Tip: This class is essentially free to join if you click that link above and sign up for a 2-month free trial with Skillshare!

One key factor with succeeded with passive income streams like licensing and print on demand is making sure your artwork translates beautifully from paper to screen. This class will be tailored to that process. There is so much more to the process than just scanning in your artwork and uploading it to sell online. What you do in-between those actions can make the difference between an average piece and a best-seller.

One of the most common questions I've been asked is how I "clean up" and prep my work after I've finished painting. I've decided to put together a full rundown of my entire process, from the moment the paint is dry to the instant you upload your work to the web.

Here's my dirty little secret: It's okay to make mistakes as you paint. From smearing your ink to lamenting over the paint color you chose, it can all be fixed later in Photoshop. You can even take things a step further and explore a rainbow of color palettes, create unique patterns, and rearrange your composition into perfection.

I'll walk you step-by-step through my entire process to show you how I get my artwork from paper to computer, focusing on all the steps I take to digitally transform my artwork into top-selling pieces, including:

  • Fusing multiple scans of artwork together into one image

  • Removing the paper background

  • Erasing pencil marks, paint splatters, and errors

  • Exploring color variations

  • Creating patterns

  • Adjusting artwork for various template dimensions

  • Saving artwork files for optimization

If you don’t have Photoshop, no problem. You can sign up for a free trial online in just a few minutes:

As a bonus for this class, I’m including a free digital guide that covers all the basics of we talk about today PLUS a high-res watercolor paper texture so you can get started immediately with digitizing your own artwork.

See you guys on Skillshare! :)