Hi my Lovelies! Just dropping in with a big THANK YOU to those of you who shared your artwork with Photo Art Friday last week. It's so encouraging to know we are not alone in developing our digital art-making skills. It's always exciting to see the variety of ways our creativity can be expressed digitally.
If you've been considering joining in on the fun at Photo Art Friday ... well, what are you waiting for? We're a welcoming group and there is no sense of competition in the sharing we do. Just read the guidelines here, and join in!
I know I have recently given you a texture very similar to this one - but here is another version of it. It has different text, a different hue, and a smidgen of an edge burn to make your image pop. Enjoy! But don't sign off just yet, I have some links for you below.
Photo Art Resource Cache Subscribers: ... new textures have been posted on the site and are waiting for you to download them!
To download your high res copy of pdpa Beauty Is ... texture, simply click HERE.
We know that if someone really wants to pinch our photo art, and they have the skills, they can. I had concrete proof of that recently when I was searching Google images for public domain images that I could incorporate in some of my digital collage work.
As I scrolled through the images in the category I had selected, much to my surprise, I saw a couple of my own images that I had never released into the public domain - but I had published them on my blog. My signature was on the image ... but that was clearly not enough. Something that covers a central part of the image is required as a real deterrent.
You may have noticed that I have been placing watermark banners across my digital art much more consistently of late - and I encourage you to do so too. If you missed my post last year with links on how to make your own copyright or signature banner, here are a couple of them - and a couple of new ones for you:
Once you have made your own copyright watermark, keep it in your archives and simply open and apply it to any of the artwork you post on the web. You can adjust the opacity of it after you apply it to your art so that it does not dominate, yet still acts as a deterrent for anyone who might be inclined to take your work and represent it as their own.
Thank you to the above web sites for their great tutorials. Each of them offer great resources for digital artists, so do check out all they have to offer while you're there.