Digital Entry Instructions
Note that Pittsburgh Watercolor Society only accepts online entries to Aqueous Open using the online service at www.callforentry.org
Another useful resource for artists is www.picresize.com
Submitting a digital image on a CD
Begin with a good quality image of your work, taken without flash in open shade or direct sunlight, with the camera squared with your painting.
OPEN the file from your camera card.
CROP the image so that only your painting is visible. If you choose to adjust the contrast or color saturation, this is the time to do it. Remember that your final product must closely resemble your painting in both value range and color saturation.
Be certain that your file mode is RGB.
GOTO: Image > Mode and check on RGB Color.
Get the image to the correct size and resolution:
Open the Image Size Dialogue Box.
GOTO: Image > Resize > Image Size.
Change the resolution to 300 pixels/inch.
Be sure Scale Styles, Constrain Proportions, and Resample Image Bicubic are all checked.
GOTO: File > Save As
File format must be JPG. JDoe_Title.JPG Click SAVE.
On the next screen, change Quality to Maximum.
Copy Your File(s) to CD
Use the Help function on your computer if you do not know how to do this. Make sure you have actually burned the CD. Take the CD out of your computer, put it back in and open one of the images on the disk to make sure the disk has burned correctly.