Website Design for Artists Consider adding your original artwork to websites, your work will be seen by thousands. Learn how to develop the right looks, properly edit digital artwork for website release.

Preparing photos to be website artwork. You can edit each photo in Adobe or any image editor that will allow property adjustments. Save your digital artwork with an appropriate file type,  jpeg (solid background), png (transparent), gif (transparent). Remember to assign a color arrangement with your editor, choose CMYK for print or RGB for web.. you will choose RGB. The colors will change with the edit so keep in mind while creating, the changes that will happen if you do not choose your color setting first. Using image properties, set your privacy standards. Delete personal information and add business or personal information, permissions and copyright of your customer/website owner. Be sure to add all of these choices to each new image you add as an overlay to a final piece. Title final artwork for website properties and search engine optimization. When assigning tags or titles, make them simple and keep in mind how the viewer/web visitor will get to that website. For the featured artwork on this post, I titled the image and the page Website Design Artist. Usually, using a title  more than once in a website is a bad thing. In the case of an image, the url/web-address Website Design Artist. It’s url will end with the file assignment of .jpeg, .png or .gif. making the image url different from the post/page url. Just remember, when adding/uploading your digital artwork to a customer’s website, be aware of the titles that already exist in the site. Do not create duplicates, they will only add a number to the end of the url, wasting a perfect opportunity for SEO/search engine optimization perfection. Just moving the words around is acceptable. If my site did already have a url containing Website Design Artist, I would instead choose Artist Website Design as my title which always turns into the url/web address.

  1. choose photo editor
  2. set file types- jpeg, png, gif, ect.
  3. assign color print or web
  4. set privacy standards- titles, permissions, copyright, attachments
  5. repeat for each overlay (photo)
  6. title final artwork for web (digital art, how to, artist) or print (artwork title, series, artist)

Website design is hard work when done right. Having an artist’s touch can make that job easier and worth while. Visitors to your website may be happier to click through your pages if what they see is fantastic. Hire an artist who know how to include an image with proper back-end manipulation.

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