Wallpaper: Essential DIY!
It has to be said that some of the most successful stock sales are those files designed as wallpapers/screensavers!
These types of files come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colours....but one thing they all have in common is the fact that they contain 100% negative space, which allows these type of files to be used very effectively for publishing.
The reason these files are often bought by designers and publishing houses is because they are so versatile and can be used for all sorts of things!
Designers might be looking for a background scene or design to complement other files or to be used for adding text for advertising purposes etc.
Wallpapers or screensavers can be created very easily by using several photoshop tools which can be tweaked and adjusted to get just the look you are after.
Creating these types of files are a great way to get creative especially if getting out on location with your camera is difficult especially during winter or inclement weather. If you have any colourful files in your portfolio then these can be put to further use by creating wallpapers. If you don't have any colourful files you could easily call up a blank page add your own splash of colours and just use the photoshop tools to finish the job!
Many of my successful sales come from creating these types of files, so every now and then I will spend some time when not on location to design wallpapers. Previous blogs have discussed how these types of files can be created so I will not cover the same ground in this blog. It was my purpose just to remind designers of stock how useful these types of files can be, and including them in your portfolio is a sure way to increase your sales!
So why not get creative and start looking through your old files to see if any could be used for wallpapers or screensavers and add essential stock to your portfolio!
Photo credits: Photodynamx.
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