How To Digitize Your Artwork

digitize your artwork

digitize your artworkThe internet has become the easiest and most essential channel through which any artist can gain recognition, receive comments and professional criticism, and grow. To receive those benefits from the worldwide web, however, your work needs to be published on it. So how can you digitize your artwork to reap the benefits and learn from the global art community online?

 

Digitize Your Artwork via Digital Photographydigitize your artwork photo

One method is to take a digital photograph of your artwork using a DSLR camera. In addition to the camera itself, you will also need a tripod and a stand for your piece of art. A white poster board or any other plain white material may also be needed to provide a clear white background.

  1. Prop up your artwork on the stand and ensure that the background is as plain white as possible.
  2. Set up your DSLR camera on the tripod so that the art piece appears flat through the camera.
  3. Ensure that your camera settings are set to provide the best quality and detail.
  4. Snap the picture and transfer it to your PC or laptop. Then upload it and share it!

 

Digitize Your Artwork via Scanningdigitize your artwork

Another method to digitize your artwork with better quality is by scanning it.

Scanning 2D artwork ensures consistent lighting and better quality. Of course the size of the scanner you will need will vary depending on the size of your artwork.

  1. Before scanning, ensure that the glass is clean and dirt-free, and place your piece of art evenly on the glass.
  2. Use the preview tool when scanning to select only the area of the art piece.
  3. Ensure the brightness and contrast settings are perfect.
  4. Save the scanned file.

 

Mustek Large A3 Scanners

Mustek offers large A3 scanners with high-resolution scanning capabilities that are guaranteed to digitize your A3-sized or smaller pieces of artwork and publish them online in high quality.

Discover our range of A3 scanners by clicking here.

6 Essential Modern Tools Architects Need

tools architects need

Any trade requires its own set of tools that are necessary for executing the operations, discussing the results, and making changes when needed, and architecture is definitely no exception. And with the development of technology, the tools architects need grow and evolve as well.

Here is a brief list of some of the tools architects need today.

6 Essential Tools Architects Need

 

Tracing Paper

Creating instant copies of your architectural drawings is an essential aspect of the process. Keeping a good stash of tracing paper wherever you work is a great idea to ensure that another copy is always made right away.

 

Architect’s Scale Rulers

Architecture requires proper and precise measurement and dimensions. A proper architect’s scale ruler provides those proper measurements. These measuring tools come in either scale four-scale or six-scale models.

 

Measuring Tape and Distance Meter

It’s always a good idea to confirm your measurements and check them against the actual area of the location. Measuring tape and distance meters have always been essential tools architects have always needed.

 

Calculatortools architects need - calculator

Yes, some of us are gifted with a great ability to make pretty good calculations in our head. Sometimes, however, a simple mistake in those calculations can make all the difference between a good profit, a smaller one, or a loss. Just bring a calculator wherever you go to at least confirm your own calculations.

tools architects need - cameraCamera

Photos of the site and the project are always important for records and when contacting clients. A good (professional) camera is essential to take good quality and clear pictures whenever required.

 

Scanner

large format scannersYou really can’t fully communicate the whole idea of the project without a proper scanner to digitally upload the files in good resolution and image quality. For large paper sizes, Mustek’s A3 scanners provide the best solution for your scanning needs.

 

Mustek Scanners

While Mustek does not offer architectural scales and measuring tools, its A3 scanners are among the best in the market and provide you with a perfect solution for digitally saving or sending your larger drawings. To learn more about the features and benefits of Mustek’s scanners, click here.