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Pet Photos on Canvas as Wall Art main image
Pet Photos on Canvas as Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | June 19, 2014

Pets are an integral part of the family, holding a special place in our hearts and minds while they are with us and even after they are gone. Many families will have about the same number of photos including their pets as they do family members, which shows just how important pets can be to the family unit. Customized pet photos on canvas as wall art can make use of these great photos while providing eloquent and attractive images ...

Family History on Canvas Prints main image
Family History on Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 18, 2014

This is a scan of the family tree that George Naiser had made in the late 1950's Art is a fantastic way to preserve and commemorate your family?s history. With tools like Ancestry.com and Geneology.org making it easy to find and verify a family?s lineage, you can create a family history for canvas prints that goes back as many generations as you like. Following are a few ideas and tips for putting your family history down on canvas ...

Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds Ė Wedding Photos on Canvas main image
Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds Wedding Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 17, 2014

While pictures of the bride, groom, and friends and family are certainly the centerpiece of wedding photos on canvas, there are other artistic details from weddings that deserve to be remembered and can stand as meaningful works of art on their own. If you are looking for a great gift for newlyweds, or are looking for a different way to remember your own wedding, turn details from the wedding into artistic d?cor to enjoy for years to come. Wedding ...

5 Family Poses That Will Make Amazing Canvas Prints main image
5 Family Poses That Will Make Amazing Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 16, 2014

Family portraits make for classic wall art for the home, but they also help cement and commemorate the family bond. Sitting together for a family portrait can be a fun event for your family, which you can combine with other activities after the portrait is taken. The question that most budding photographers who are interested in taking their own family portrait have is how to ask the family to pose for the best looking canvas print. Here are a ...

Minor Retouching Can Transform Your Canvas Prints main image
Minor Retouching Can Transform Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 13, 2014

On the left is the original image and the edited image on the right.? Only contrast and color saturation were used to make the image better. The minor retouching of images is common, largely because most photos are not as picture perfect as they can be?including when taken with high end digital cameras. Retouching can bring out the best in a photo, which is important when considering how long an image can last after having it printed on canvas ...

Letís Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints main image
Lets Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 12, 2014

Trips to the beach are a hallmark of summer vacations, whether your family takes a road trip to visit the shore or visits the local beach. While you?re there you will probably be taking tons of photos of your family to create picture perfect memories, which you can then have printed on canvas as wall art for your home. Here are a few ideas for creatively photographing and commemorating your family?s beach vacation. Beach Vacation Canvas Print Ideas No ...

How to Make the Choice for Your Next Photo on Canvas main image
How to Make the Choice for Your Next Photo on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 11, 2014

When it?s time to create new wall art and choose a photo to enlarge and have printed on canvas, how do you make the choice? Even if you do not take photographs every day, you might have hundreds of images to choose from. Following are a few tips and tricks to help you choose which image is right for your next photo on canvas. How to Narrow Down Your Photo Library The easiest way to begin choosing a photo ...

7 Canvas Prints Secrets the Pros Wonít Tell You main image
7 Canvas Prints Secrets the Pros Wont Tell You
by Laura McPherson | June 10, 2014

Even if you aren?t a professional artist displaying in a gallery, it?s still possible to have your photographs printed as gallery ready canvas art. In fact, it?s probably simpler than you might think to create a professional canvas print of your own work, especially if you have never ordered a print on canvas before. Making a canvas print that rivals those of the pros is easy with the help of Canvas Press. The following tips will make it even ...

6 Reasons to be Addicted to Canvas Press Canvas Prints main image
6 Reasons to be Addicted to Canvas Press Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 9, 2014

1. Canvas Press Canvas Prints Are Perfect for Every Photo Portrait or landscape, large or small, color or black and white, and everything in between?Canvas Press has (literally!) got it covered. A canvas print can put professional quality within reach and make your images look more stunning than you ever thought possible. With a range of options to customize your canvas print backed by the Canvas Press quality guarantee, you?ll find that your photos have never looked better ...

Ordering Canvas Prints in 4 Easy Steps main image
Ordering Canvas Prints in 4 Easy Steps
by Laura McPherson | May 28, 2014

I am not an employee of Canvas Press.? I occasionally do guest blog posts for them.? So I am writing this ordering process from my own experience.? Ordering canvas prints from Canvas Press is simple and fun, but sometimes it helps to have a review of the process. Here I?ll walk you through the four easy steps to creating and ordering your own canvas prints on the Canvas Press website. 1. Upload Your Image You?ll start ...

7 Things About Our Canvas Prints Your Friends Will Want to Know main image
7 Things About Our Canvas Prints Your Friends Will Want to Know
by Laura McPherson | May 23, 2014

When you successfully pull off a new d?cor idea or craft, the questions your friends ask about how you did it so well (because they want to do it themselves!) can result in good feelings. After all, you and your friends have similar interests, and their support of your new ideas can confirm your success. When you add canvas print art and photos from Canvas Press to your home d?cor, you can prepare for questions from friends who ...

5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos main image
5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos
by Laura McPherson | May 22, 2014

taken with a Nikon D300 Although some concert venues do not allow cameras in the auditorium during a show, there are exceptions. If you have a smart phone, you might be able to use this to take photos that rival the quality of most ordinary point and shoots. Be sure to follow the venue rules, and if photography is permitted, use these tips to maximize your chances of getting? great canvas prints from your concert photos.? You will never ...

10 Common Misconceptions About Canvas Prints main image
10 Common Misconceptions About Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | May 21, 2014

If you have thought about designing and printing a canvas print but keep hesitating on the edge of getting started, it might be your misconceptions holding you back. High quality, handcrafted canvas prints are the perfect option to display and preserve your most treasured photos. Here are ten common misconceptions about canvas prints debunked to help you feel comfortable about ordering a canvas print. 1. Canvas prints have to be put in a frame. The depth of canvas means ...

Using Canvas Prints as a Wedding Sign In Book main image
Using Canvas Prints as a Wedding Sign In Book
by Laura McPherson | May 20, 2014

As crafty ideas become more accessible without the aid of a high-budget wedding planner, couples are getting more creative with their wedding sign in books. You may have seen a few new ideas at recent weddings, from garlands to signed plates and even quilts. A unique alternative to use for your upcoming wedding, or to suggest to someone looking for creative wedding sign in book ideas, is using canvas prints. Here are a few ideas for using canvas prints ...

Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift main image
Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift
by Laura McPherson | May 7, 2014

Whether it?s from middle school, high school, college, or another academic endeavor, your graduate worked hard to earn his or her diploma. When picking out graduation gifts for a recent or soon to be grad, you want to find something to commemorate the new grad?s milestone that will be practical as well as hold sentimental value. Since graduates today are always looking to personalize their rooms?or in the case of college graduates, their apartments or even homes?canvas prints make ...

Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints main image
Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | May 5, 2014

Browsing photo galleries is a great way to inspire creativity. Visiting photo galleries in person and flipping through photo books are tried and tested traditional ways to find that creative boost, though there are a growing number of quality photo galleries online that can provide the same benefits. Pinterest might now be the largest of these, thanks to the millions of Pinterest users who contribute to the site and make it easy to find a profusion of great ideas ...

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: The Do's and Don'ts main image
Mother's Day Gift Ideas: The Do's and Don'ts
by Laura McPherson | April 28, 2014

How do you decide which Mother?s Day gift ideas will work for the moms in your life? You probably already know that certain Mother?s Day gift ideas are sure to land you in the dog house; no one wants to receive a gym membership or exercise DVD as a gift unexpectedly. There is a lot of conflicting advice out there, in part because every mom is different ? and if every mom is different, every mom deserves to receive ...

Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints main image
Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | April 24, 2014

The scrapbook style of collaging and embellishment is here to stay. The question though is how do you incorporate that scrapbook look into your canvas prints that looks put together, polished, and like it belongs exactly where you've hung it? One of the best ways to do this is by creating a personalized canvas prints for your scrapbook wall art, which you can do with the same tools that you use in scrapbooking.? We did a post recently ...

How To Photograph for a Photo Album main image
How To Photograph for a Photo Album
by Laura McPherson | April 21, 2014

Although many of us now rely on digital photography to compile and share collections of photos, there is still something to be said for the permanence of a physical photo album. Various programs and apps have picked up on the nostalgia for the look and feel of physical photo albums and have created digital photo album tools that can nearly replace the "real thing." This makes it possible to create and share photo albums in the real world ...

How to Master an Eclectic Collection of Wall Art main image
How to Master an Eclectic Collection of Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | April 15, 2014

Seeing an eclectic collection of wall art can be inspiring and excite our imagination, causing us to form connections that might not otherwise have occurred. Eclectic wall art collections are definitely trending on Pinterest and elsewhere, but at first glance it might not be immediately apparent what makes a well-done eclectic collection of wall art work. These tips can help you piece together the ingredients and create your own effective eclectic collection. Eclectic Wall Art Collection Ingredient #1: Form via ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #155

Sometimes a landscape can have a more interesting look when you frame it vertically rather than horizontally. That way you can single out a particular piece of a landscape (ex a mountain and the clouds around it).


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