TIPS FOR DESIGNING EFFECTIVE SIGNS, BANNERS AND POSTERS

The function of a sign, banner or poster is to effectively convey a clear message. With the correct graphic design, your message viewed quickly from a distance will be easily understood and remembered. Here are a few important graphic design tips: 1. Always use full color graphics. Vibrant colors attract attention. They help to make your message or logo distinctive… read more »

THE BEST CAMERAS FOR CANVAS PRINTING

I am often asked, how many megapixels are needed for my camera to take pictures that can later be enlarged and printed on canvas for framing, especially to larger sizes, such as 36” x 36”, 44” x 44” etc. Well, the easy answer is the more megapixels the better for getting an enlarged canvas print. However, how many is really… read more »

POP ART PORTRAITS

There have been many artists throughout history, famously known for their visual appeal and popularity in society. Andy Warhol was one of those artists. His belief in pop art’s role in society has led to the popularity of depicting famous objects in large portraits for all to view. One of Andy Warhol’s most famous paintings was of Marilyn Monroe in four panels. This painting… read more »

OCFY WHITE CHRISTMAS

Well, as hard as it is to believe, another year is almost gone. The holiday season is upon us with Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of weeks. For me, the real kickoff of the Christmas and holiday season is when I hear Andy Williams’ version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Yes, I’m that old. Don’t… read more »

PREPARE YOUR PET PHOTO FOR FRAMING

Whether it is to keep on our phones and show off to our friends or to send to OnCanvasForYou.com to be blown up on canvas bigger than life, anyone who owns a pet knows we all want to take great pictures of them. Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily that easy. Try as we will, we don’t always get the results we… read more »