How I Digitize My Art

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  • Published on Jul 30, 2017
  • This is the process I use to digitize my art, it's super basic, but it works for me! More details and step-by-step right here: www.jessengle.com/vlogs/how-to-digitize-art
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Comments • 31

  • Tiffany Grey
    Tiffany Grey 6 months ago +1

    Thank you!

  • Felishia Rae
    Felishia Rae Year ago

    What does multiplying your piece do?

  • Tracy Flaherty-Byrne

    Loved this vid...I actually went out and bought this exact scanner (awesome recommendation). Now I am just trying to play with the settings. I also love the site Gicleetoday.com. You area a wealth of great information!! oh hey...pretty awesome watercolorist as well

  • C W
    C W Year ago

    This is such a helpful and to-the-point video thanks so much. How do you get the printshop to match colors exactly? Do you reference a pantone guide? I'd dread reprinting over and over to correct colors.

  • icelycheetea
    icelycheetea Year ago

    This video is so so helpful, thank you so so much!

  • XANTHE
    XANTHE Year ago

    This was really great to see all of the elements coming together. I love to watch how other people use photoshop as well - there's always several ways of doing the same thing :)

  • Tyty Barth
    Tyty Barth Year ago

    Thank you very much for this video! This is really helpful because you explained very clearly. I have to admit I never understood how to use the levels before and now I think I do! β™₯

  • talya O
    talya O Year ago +1

    interested in another video :)

  • Nicolette Bautista
    Nicolette Bautista Year ago +1

    Hi Jess! Do you have any tips or advice on how you chose your scanner and printer?
    Your channel is really helpful and encouraging. I've tried digitizing my paintings/illustrations via my friend's scanner but was never really satisfied with the scans. I found taking pictures of the paintings with a DSLR were more effective.

    • Nicolette Bautista
      Nicolette Bautista Year ago

      Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. I work in watercolor and I wasn't really happy with how the scanner picked up the colors/how the painting absorbed the light.

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      Nicolette Bautista hi Nicolette, I read a bunch of reviews before choosing my scanner... I was never really happy with the scanner on my printer which is why I decided to get a more professional model. Some artists do decide to use a dslr, which is totally fine! I think it depends on the medium of your work, scanners are not the best at picking up any 3D texture, so if you're working in acrylic or oil they might not be great. πŸ€“

  • Noah van Ras
    Noah van Ras Year ago +1

    Thank you so much for this, was searching for something like this

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      Little magic on paper Great! It's definitely on my list for August πŸ€“

    • Noah van Ras
      Noah van Ras Year ago +2

      Would love a video about preparing prints!

  • SoberbiousBookish98
    SoberbiousBookish98 Year ago +1

    Thaaaaaanks this so useful πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• love your videos by the way

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago

      SoberbiousBookish98 Awesome, so glad it helped and thank you! πŸ€“

  • Hayu
    Hayu Year ago +1

    This is so helpful thank you!

  • Hannah Lamburn
    Hannah Lamburn Year ago +1

    Thank you so much for these videos, I love you and your artwork. I've always had issues getting rid of the grey background when scanning, this is such a lifesaver!!! :3

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago

      Hannah Lamburn Good! When I learned this trick I was like whaaaaaat haha - it's the best πŸ€“

  • Bethany MacKenzie Artist

    Thanks for this Jess! This is extremely helpful ☺️ hope you're well.

    • Bethany MacKenzie Artist
      Bethany MacKenzie Artist Year ago

      Studio Jess I sure did!! I'm interested in posting some videos and thought it would make sense to match my instagram etc. πŸ˜‡ I'm very well thank you. It's been very cold here this past fortnight so I've been living by my fireplace. Then all of a sudden a hot spell came through and I was able to get out and about in a summer dress!! πŸ˜… How are you??

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      Bethany MacKenzie Artist thank you love! Did you rebrand yourself ?!? Tell me more! How are you? ❀️

  • Marika
    Marika Year ago +2

    Thank you for this. Really helpful. Please do the printing video too. Love your art. Thank you!

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      Marika Fabulous! So glad it helped, I definitely have a printing video on the list for August πŸ€“

  • I'llustr 8
    I'llustr 8 Year ago +4

    Hi, Jess! I recently found out your RU-clip account and it was awe inspiring for me. It made me realised that i love what i do even if sometimes is hard as hell.
    Since June i started a project. I see it as a future book. I am kind of a (starter) fashion illustrator.
    My idea is that everyone has a story. Each and everyone of us can be a storyteller at the end of a day. But we are in such a rush that we don't have time anymore. Time to share that story nor listen to someone else's. So, in that case, we chose to wear our personality. Nobody dresses exactly like other person in this world.
    It will be awesome if you would like to join my project. Basically, being a part of this project, is about an illustration of you wearing an outfit that tells something about you and an article (interview or story)
    Do you want?
    Alexandra

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      I'llustr 8 hi Alexandra! Sorry I got your email and I haven't answered it yet ~ yes I would love to participate in your project! I'll reply to your email this week about more details πŸ€“

  • Nindy Akvalentin
    Nindy Akvalentin Year ago +1

    Why I never have an idea to combine d object after digitizing d artworks πŸ˜‚. U gave me a huge inspiration!
    And also I'm so eager to watch ur video about printing tutorial. Till now i still have some issue to print my artwork in cmyk mode, especially when working with darker color. It always turn out so dull and blackish. I hope u can give me some suggestion with ur next tutorial c:

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago +1

      Nindy Akvalentin hi Nindy, yes I only thought of combing art digitally recently, and it's a game changer! I've got the printing video on the list for August, so, coming soon πŸ€“

  • L Moore
    L Moore Year ago +1

    This was very helpful as I have art work that I would like to offer in Etsy and my colors never seemed right. Looking forward to more videos like this.

    • Studio Jess
      Studio Jess  Year ago

      L Moore I'm so glad it was helpful, thanks! Printing art is really a trial and error type thing, which can be frustrating... it took me quite sometime to figure out a formula that worked for me, more coming soon! πŸ€“