The ultimate how-to course that demystifies the art-to-print process so you can stop trying to figure it out and get straight to making high-quality art prints to unlock a new MULTIPLIABLE income stream.
LOOKING TO TURN YOUR ORIGINAL ART INTO BEAUTIFUL HIGH-QUALITY ART PRINTS?
It feels like yesterday that I was struggling to create art prints too…
YEARS of trial and error later, I finally figured out how to make stunning, high-quality art prints that I am unbelievably proud of.
Not only that, but I’ve been able to:
And in this course, I’m going to walk you step-by-step through how I did it.
I’m an artist. Wife. Educator. And Hazel the wire fox terrier’s human.
I caught the teaching bug when I launched my first course on Skillshare. And over 26,000 students later, I’ve realized there’s nothing that I love more about my job than using my skills to inspire and educate others.
It all started when I figured out the magic of turning my tiny landscapes into giant art prints. This led to a dream partnership with Jenny Komenda of Juniper Print Shop, where I now license my work and had the best selling print of 2019! Suddenly, I was getting asked daily how I create such high quality art prints and it was then I realized this is a big need among artists.
And that’s why I’m spilling the beans and showing you all my secrets…
From the last brush stroke to the post office, I’ve got your back. I’ll show you how to:
Put an end to the tech-headache of figuring out what equipment and software you need and how to use it.
Reveal my repeatable scanner AND camera processes that create prints so true to the original, people keep coming back for more.
Crush confusion and help you decide whether printing in-house or outsourcing is right for you.
Give you all the image production and printing hacks that’ll get you print quality you can finally feel proud of. Get ready to do a little dance when you see your prints!
And much, much more!
Have you ever purchased a course before and felt lost and confused on where to begin? Don’t worry, before we get into the course, I’ll show you an overview of what we’ll cover as well as how to navigate the course efficiently to best suit your needs.
I’ve also included a handy resource guide with links to everything that we talk about in the course. You’ll have instant access to all of my equipment and game-changing resources.
Forget course overwhelm, I’ve got you covered!
Equipment is one of the great mysteries of creating art prints. How do you know what to get and if what you have is good enough?!
Wonder no more! I am going to show you exactly WHAT I use and HOW I use it with links to it all! This module covers:
My star-of-the-show printer, I have affectionately named “Printy” and the paper we feed it.
The best paper cutter out there - believe me, I’ve tried several!
My scanner, camera and lens and probably way more than you ever wanted to know about each of them.
My computer and the professional software I use (but I make it super easy for you to learn if you are a beginner!)
That fancy French word “Giclée” and what it actually means.
Art prints are the best thing since sliced bread (well, if you are an artist). There are endless possibilities with prints but there are also limitations to what you can do. It all depends on how you created the original in the first place. But don’t you worry, we talk alllll about it and you will know exactly what you need to do in order to get great prints out of your original work.
You will never again have to guess if a piece will make a good print or not. I’ll show you exactly what to look for.
You’ll have the knowledge to ensure you create art that is ideal for art prints moving forward.
You’ll have a clear understanding of the Do’s and Don’ts of art prints and making sure you are putting work out into the world you can be proud of.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about creating art prints from a scan is laid out for you step-by-step in this module. I take out all of the guesswork so you can walk away with:
My foolproof workflow for editing scanned images that’ll save you from tech-induced headaches.
ALL the tips and tricks of getting those pesky imperfections out of your scanned images.
Kiss all your color correcting woes, good bye. I’m quite the master at color and will teach you the ropes.
And how I make a GIANT print out of a tiny painting!
Creating art prints from a photograph is quite a different process than working from a scan. But have no fear, I tackle all the intimidation of photography and show you how I set up my little guest room photo nook. In no time, you’ll also be snapping pro-quality photos in the comfort of your own home! And you don’t need a fancy photo studio to learn how to:
Light your artwork like a pro to get nice even lighting around your piece.
My tips and tricks to make sure you get the best photograph.
Discover the perfect camera settings for optimal results.
Watercolor Artists, this is for you! Module 5 is a brand new addition to the course.
In this NEW module, I show you:
How to remove the white background from a watercolor painting for clean and crisp prints
My favorite tools to use when editing watercolor paintings
An art print course isn’t complete with just learning how to create them. There’s so much more you need to know!
The pro’s and con’s of in-house printing vs outsourcing prints and how to decide which one is right for you. Plus! My recommended print shops for outsourcing.
How to fail-proof package your prints.
How to perfect your order-to-ship workflow.
How to get a picture-perfect cut every time and stop wasting materials from cutting mishaps.
How to create a crisp digital signature for your work.
How to navigate “off brand” papers and find the ICC profile for that paper.
My “I learned the hard way” printer maintenance tips that the printer manual doesn’t teach but have kept my printer very happy.
“As the demand for my art prints has grown over the past couple years, I decided it would be smart to invest in a fine art printer to create my prints in-house. But, I was admittedly nervous!
I assumed it would be such a headache to figure out how to choose the right color profiles and settings to ensure the final print from MY printer would be a beautiful representation of my original art. Which is why I jumped at the chance to enroll in this course - it took all the guesswork out of printing for me!
Laurie Anne and Taylor show you how to handle each step of the process from setting up your files all the way to shipping your prints to customers, and it makes me so excited and confident to start printing in house! Thanks y’all!”
“In this course, Laurie Anne, in her wonderful down-to-earth way, offers clear instruction for creating quality files, editing them and making beautiful prints.
The course is a gold mine for those who are thinking about offering prints and those who, like me, sell them but want to create better ones.
I enjoyed and benefited from this course, and I highly recommend it!”
“Laurie Anne's course is a clear, step-by-step process for making your own fine art prints. Even though I already make my own smaller-size prints, her class has inspired me to upgrade my printer, which is something I've been too afraid to do because of switching up the tech and printer brand.
Her class makes it an easy decision to upgrade and walks me through each step of the once-confusing options! I also really appreciate the section on photographing your own prints.
There are so many time-saving tips and tricks throughout the course - thank you Laurie Anne and Taylor!”
“Laurie Anne’s Art to Print course completely de-mystifies the process of creating your own fine art prints. Her clear, thorough teaching was so easy to understand and incredibly helpful.
You will absolutely walk away from this course feeling fully equipped and inspired to create your own prints at home. I cannot recommend this course highly enough!!”
“I have been selling prints for a long time, but I look at Laurie Anne's business and see how much room there is for me to improve. Getting access through this course to every single little detail that has made her prints so successful and has helped her grow her business is amazing. Just like in real life and on Instagram, in these videos, Laurie Anne is approachable and full of useful information.
I can't wait to implement all the things I have learned in this course and I know making these changes will have a tremendous impact on my bottom line. “
“Wow! such a great and comprehensive course Laurie Anne has presented in organized bite size pieces. I love that she shared the workflow from photographing, scanning and editing artwork all the way through to packaging. With lots of tips and shortcuts along the way, I’m rethinking my whole business plan for the year!”
“She is knowledgeable and thorough for all the dos (and don'ts) when it comes to scanning, photographing, and all the equipment used in the process. If you have no experience with this process, she covers everything. And even if you know part of this process, she makes it clear at the beginning how to navigate the course to learn only the parts that you need. You won't be disappointed.”
“I'm not that technical person who gets things right away, so typically I would steer away from a course like this and just keep paying to have someone print my art, but I just signed up for Art To Print. I'm super impressed.
It's easy to navigate and I love the closed captions too which is my preferred way of learning. Can't wait to start printing on my own.”