1. Photograph with the wrap in mind.One of the unique qualities of creating canvas art is the option to wrap the sides of an image along the sides of a canvas. This is part of what gives canvas prints that “3D” look. When you are photographing images to print on canvas, leave extra space in your photo composition (extending to the sides beyond the focal point(s)) so that you have image to wrap without detracting from key parts of the image.
2. Build your own border.
3. Custom sizes make for more interesting canvas prints.The majority of commercial art comes in standard sizes. When you design your own wall art, you have the option of choosing from traditional and non-traditional sizes, which not only allows you to choose the size that best compliments your image, but allows you to create visual interest through the canvas dimensions as well.
4. Bigger images make a bigger impact.
5. Don’t be afraid to retouch.Chances are good that any image you see in a professional gallery has been retouched - in some cases, quite a lot. No photographer is perfect, so don’t be afraid to retouch an image or to ask professionals like those at Canvas Press for pro retouching help. Retouching could be anything to improving the brightness, contrast and saturation of a photo to taking items out of a photo.
6. Color is not required.The texture and quality of canvas can help the colors of a canvas print really stand out, but color isn’t necessary when creating canvas art. Thanks to canvas’s unique qualities, black and white or monochrome images can make just as much of an impact. It’s all about what you, personally, are attracted to.
7. A canvas print can be anything you want it to be.Unlike some other art forms, there are no “rules” for what a canvas print’s subject has to be or express. Your canvas print is yours, so feel free to explore all of your artistic potential when creating your own canvas art masterpiece!
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