To copy a painting, scan it, edit the file in a photo-editing program, then print it yourself. You can also send the file to a professional printer.Continue Reading
Scan the painting at 300 dpi or higher. If you would like to make larger prints, increase the resolution to 600 dpi or higher. Higher resolutions require a lot of processing power, which may not be possible on a basic home computer. If the original painting is larger than a standard scanner or you need a very high resolution, bring the painting to your local print and copy shop. If the painting cannot easily be scanned or moved, use a digital camera with a tripod and lighting kit to take a picture of the painting.
Review the file in a photo-editing program. Remove any blemishes or scratches. Adjust the color and contrast to match the original. Straighten the image, and crop it as needed.
Print the image at home, if your printer meets your desired size and quality standards. If you are selling prints or need larger images, send the edited file to a local or online print shop that can provide you with a number of different paper and ink options. A professional printer can produce high-quality prints that last for years.
A giclee print is a reproduction of a piece of artwork, such as a painting or drawing, that is made using an inkjet printer. Originally the term referred to prints made using Iris printers but has come to include any inkjet printer. The process was invented in the late 1980s.Full Answer >
The P. Buckley Moss online catalog features prints, jewelry, etchings and other items, but no paintings. As of October 2015, the cost of a newly released print ranges from $45 to $650. Most of the items cost under $150, and quite a few are in the $50 to $75 range.Full Answer >
The Michael Ivankovich Antiques and Auction Company, Skinner and eBay all sell or auction original Wallace Nutting prints. The Michael Ivankovich Antiques and Auction Company and Skinner both guarantee the authenticity of items on their websites.Full Answer >
Some of Margaret Keane's popular prints from 1962 include "Alone," "Come to Japan" and "On the Threshold." Keane's work is notable for the way she paints her subjects with large, mournful eyes.Full Answer >