How To Start A Licensing Portfolio For Your Surface Designs

If you want to license your artistic designs to a manufacturer or agent, how do you begin? Start by developing an online portfolio of product template images. These digital mock-ups show prospective buyers how your surface designs will look on various products. See how professional Mindy Hope Sommers does it.  I met Mindy at my LinkedIn group The Art of Licensing.

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2 responses to “How To Start A Licensing Portfolio For Your Surface Designs

  1. Don't forget to check you desktop publishing programs for help with creating templates onto which to superimpose your designs. I use Broderbund PrintMaster and like it a lot, but haven't yet tried to create those types of templates with it. I've used Sierra PrintArtist and Corel PrintHouse too for my daily desktop publishing needs.

  2. Create templates using an imaging program like Photoshop. There are other less expensive programs, and some free, that you can download from the Net, like Gimp. You can use the powerful Paint.Net, recommended to me by a web developer friend. It's free (they only ask for a donation if and whenever you want to give) and it does a lot of what Photoshop does.

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