Avinash

based in Ranchi, Jh, IN.

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About Avinash

I am a student and self taught artist from India.I paint in watercolor but I also love graphic design.

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comments

Leysan Shayakbirova on Aug 20 2015
Leysan Shayakbirova
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In this case I would use Image Trace in Illustrator. It helps to convert the illustration to vector image, and vector image could be enlarged as you want. But be careful with Image Trace settings - it is very important for printing result. Another option is to make high-quality professional photo of your art, but it is more difficult and you need a good camera, lightning equipment etc.

Leysan Shayakbirova on Aug 20 2015
Leysan Shayakbirova
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If your elements are too small you can trace them in Adobe Illustrator and make them larger. But be careful! It could be quite dangerous if you use wrong settings and your work could look very bad after printing. That's why it is better to paint the real size or even bigger to achieve the highest quality.

Leysan Shayakbirova on Aug 20 2015
Leysan Shayakbirova
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Hi Avinash! As Emily says below you need to scan it. So my workflow is the following: 1. I scan the painting (at least 300 dpi). At this stage I also tweak the scanner settings so that colors look better and don't vanish. 2. I work with the scan in photoshop. Here I can continue to work with the colors, color balance, hue/saturation etc. 3. I import the final file version to Adobe Illustrator template and make there the last tweaks - type the text if I need or add some elements.

Emily Bremner Forbes on Jul 24 2015
Emily Bremner Forbes
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Avinesh, you asked about digitizing watercolor prints. You can photograph them or scan them (scanning works better for me) and then put them on the minted templates after importing the image into adobe illustrator. they ask that you get the image to be at least 300 dpi. Hope that helps. Good luck!