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Choosing the Right Vacation Photos to Print on Canvas main image
Choosing the Right Vacation Photos to Print on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | August 14, 2014

People probably take more photos on vacation than at any other type of event besides weddings. The reasons are clear: family and friends are having fun times in new photogenic places, with plenty of opportunities for portraits, landscapes, and simple snapshots of the cool things found in a new environment. It?s easy to come back from even a short vacation with hundreds of photos to print on canvas. What?s difficult is deciding which photos to print! Following are a ...

Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints main image
Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 5, 2014

When people think about canvas prints, they typically picture a stretched canvas print that has been completely finished by mounting the canvas on stretcher bars for that three-dimensional look. Non-stretched canvas prints are images printed on canvas using the same equipment and quality, but aren?t spanned and mounted over stretcher bars. These flat canvas prints can be used in a variety of ways for decorating and add a touch of the unexpected for a boost of decorative appeal in ...

4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints main image
4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 4, 2014

1. Avoid low resolution images pulled from the internet. Low resolution images are the top thing to avoid when printing on canvas. Although the texture of the canvas itself paired with a little editing in a program like Photoshop can help ?hide? the fact that an image is lower-quality, no amount of help can fix very low resolution images (72 dpi) that have been formatted to load quickly on web pages by reducing image quality. However, images from photo-heavy ...

How to Store Canvas Prints main image
How to Store Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 29, 2014

Artwork is an investment and certainly isn?t any less so when the artwork is your own. Even if you came in below your budget with your canvas prints your prints have value to you and to your family, and if properly cared for can last for decades. When it?s time to change your artwork or store it, how do you make sure that your canvas prints are properly secured? Here we?ll talk about the where?s, how?s, and why?s of ...

3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints main image
3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 28, 2014

Whether you work from an office at home or in a corporate environment, are redecorating your office for an update or for the first time, one thing is clear: an office simply looks more attractive with the benefit of well-chosen artwork. An attractively decorated office can make you more productive and can make late nights spent working feel a little bit less lonely. Canvas prints are a great choice for decorating the office for a variety of reasons, so ...

Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift main image
Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift
by Laura McPherson | July 24, 2014

When new opportunities arise we often find ourselves moving away from one home to establish another but that doesn?t mean that we lose connections to the places and people that came before. The tradition of going away gifts symbolizes the well wishes we have for those who leave for work, school, or other new horizons. A canvas print as a going away gift is an updated way to remind friends and family that they will be in your heart ...

Your Company Mission Statement Printed on Canvas main image
Your Company Mission Statement Printed on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 23, 2014

Whether your company is a corporation or a small operation, a lot of time and thought went into crafting the right mission statement to express your company?s reason and means for making a difference in your niche. The way that your company?s mission statement is presented to others is equally as important as the words that it uses to express its mission. Presenting your company mission statement on canvas provides an eye-catching, polished look that can also be done ...

Creative Canvas Prints: The Puzzle Wall Display main image
Creative Canvas Prints: The Puzzle Wall Display
by Laura McPherson | July 21, 2014

Are you looking for a way to add unique visual interest to your wall displays? You already know that canvas prints can allow you to be far more creative than store bought art, and here?s yet another way you can add a magazine-worthy ?wow? factor to your home d?cor: puzzle wall displays with canvas prints. Put simply, a puzzle wall display breaks one continuous image into several canvases. This pulls viewers? eyes in and forward as they recognize the ...

Use Small Framed Canvas Prints for a Big Impact main image
Use Small Framed Canvas Prints for a Big Impact
by Laura McPherson | July 15, 2014

Frames can draw attention to a work of art and set off its best elements. Frames can add structure to an artwork and the context in which it?s placed on a wall. In addition, frames help protect treasured photos and prints, especially in high traffic areas like hallways and walls above your room?s traffic pattern. Small framed canvas prints in sizes like square 8?x8? or traditional 8?x10? can complement each other and add visual interest while highlighting your artistic ...

Foodies: Decorate Your Kitchen with Food Photos on Canvas main image
Foodies: Decorate Your Kitchen with Food Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 8, 2014

Food photography isn?t just for Instagram. A fantastic looking dish also makes for fantastic looking photos on canvas, which are perfect for decorating your kitchen ? or giving as a gift to the foodies on your list. Making your own food photos on canvas allows you to personalize your food photography to match your preferred place and theme. Here are a few ideas for getting started with food photos on canvas. Make the Dish the Star Food photos on ...

Your Photos Are Just Waiting to Become Panoramic Photo Prints main image
Your Photos Are Just Waiting to Become Panoramic Photo Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 3, 2014

Panoramic photos are a visually stunning way to present your images because the less-common dimensions of a panoramic photo add interest and tend to encourage the eye to move from left to right, a natural direction for the eyes to flow because it mimics our reading patterns. Despite their visual appeal, many people avoid taking panoramic photos save for on special occasions because it can be a pain to switch a camera?s settings (and to remember to switch the ...

Decorating with Your Art on Canvas Prints vs Decorating with Store Bought Art main image
Decorating with Your Art on Canvas Prints vs Decorating with Store Bought Art
by Laura McPherson | July 2, 2014

Store bought art can be stunning, but so can the time, effort, and price involved in finding the right piece, which is never a guarantee. Decorating with your art on canvas prints can be a lot more fun and a lot more rewarding. After all, wouldn?t you rather have a compliment on your own artwork? Imagine the sense of achievement when friends and family visit your home and realize it?s your own artwork on the walls. It?s just more ...

10 Summer Outings That Will Produce Amazing Photos on Canvas main image
10 Summer Outings That Will Produce Amazing Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 1, 2014

There are a ton of outings and projects that you could have on your summer bucket list.? Here are a few we though would also make for great photo ops and in turn they would they would be amazing photos on canvas. 1. Out on the Fourth of July The fireworks display on the Fourth of July is a must! Get your family and the fireworks in the same shot with a little careful positioning: By getting low ...

5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints main image
5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 30, 2014

Large artwork is a fantastic centerpiece for virtually any room, adding drama and visual interest that draws the eye immediately. You may have noticed the increase in large artwork as d?cor in recent years and been thinking about using large canvas prints yourself. Canvas Press can print nearly any size canvas prints up to 54?x96?, which makes it easy to capture the high end look of large canvas prints for any room in your home. Here are five reasons ...

Why You Will Want Giclee Prints for Your Family Memories main image
Why You Will Want Giclee Prints for Your Family Memories
by Laura McPherson | June 27, 2014

The photos that you take of your family, and the photos that have been taken of the family members who came before you, are an important part of your family?s legacy. It?s also important to remember that even in this digital age, what we take for granted as common file types today might not be common ten or twenty years from now (have you seen a .pic file lately?). To ensure that this legacy is passed down to ...

What Wikipedia Canít Tell You About Our Custom Photos on Canvas main image
What Wikipedia Cant Tell You About Our Custom Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 26, 2014

The information on Wikipedia can be handy when you are looking up a quick fact, but Wikipedia does not always have all of the answers. This is particularly true when it comes to creative subjects like music and art; because it is so fact-oriented, the platform by design leaves out the considerations that make art special ? that is, the feelings and perspectives that art creates. Thus, you can find (quite general) information about canvas prints on Wikipedia, but ...

Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have main image
Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have
by Laura McPherson | June 25, 2014

There are few feelings that match the fun and excitement of scheduling a new project that you are really looking forward to. When you think of new projects you probably think of starting from the ground up, yet it isn?t always necessary to start from scratch. This is especially true of photo projects and photos on canvas. Planning your photos on canvas doesn?t have to start with brand new or recent photos; some of the best photos on canvas ...

Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate main image
Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate
by Laura McPherson | June 24, 2014

Photos on canvas are much more accessible today than they were even five years ago, when it was more common to see these works of art in high end restaurants and hotels than in put-together homes. The versatility of photos on canvas leads to hundreds of novel and unique uses for any decorating style or dilemma. Here are a few things about how decorating with photos on canvas that have changed my approach to decorating. 1. Matching the Perfect ...

Fine Art Printing: Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Prints main image
Fine Art Printing: Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 23, 2014

Although both giclee and inkjet processes produce photos, the two processes are quite different from one another. The superior quality that giclee provides over the inkjet alternative is apparent right from the day that prints are made, with the higher quality of giclee becoming even more clear over time. Taking a look at a few of the major differences between giclee and inkjet prints can help explain why this is so and why ordering giclee prints offers not only ...

We Support DIY Canvas Prints main image
We Support DIY Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 20, 2014

As a photographer with a crafty side you already know you can create your own works of art and have your photos printed on great looking canvas, but have you ever thought of combining these two hobbies? Blending DIY canvas prints with canvas prints from Canvas Press is a relaxing and enjoyable way to create a custom look for your home and personality. You will feel a sense of accomplishment too, especially with the compliments that will be coming ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #162

Thrift stores are a great place to find unique frames for your photos or artwork. Just look at the frame itself and not the artwork in the frame since you will be replacing it.


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