Hi there! It's beautiful!I was hoping I could use this digital image so I could transfer it rice paper for a friend's bday-cake? The bday cake will be eaten and not used for anything else I could pay the same as the 4 x 6, but I don't actually need the print....
Wow, I really like it! I can't say I'm much of a brain for translating traditional art into digital, though; I struggle with it, too! The image site photobucket ([link]) is good for resizing images... making them smaller, anyway.
Hey, I love it. I'm a big color fan. I know, it's hard to translate canvases into digital. Here are some of my tips, but you've done well with this one. The only suggestion I have here is to maybe crop out the frame (see #3 below) since you've got a print option available - someone might like to buy it and put their own frame on it.
Other general tips:
1. Photograph with a good digital camera in natural or very good indirect light; turn off the flash - it reflects or washes out colors.
2. Use a tripod or a stack of books or something so the camera is steady and head-on - helps reduce blurriness and distortion. Make sure the painting is flat against a wall and not leaning.
3. Try to crop the digital file and resize it to the same aspect ratio as the painting and don't include the frame, especially since you've got a print available.
You'll need basic image editing software for #3 - Photoshop is good but really overkill for cropping and resizing.
Hope that helps! I look forward to seeing more work from you, and welcome to dA!
Thank you SO much! I took your advice and cropped the frame, however, couldn't reshoot it (the original belongs to a friend who is globe trotting) and I tried to fix the perspective in Corel. I think it looks much better. Thanks again!