As you may have noticed, at the bottom of the forums page included within the Archives, is a forum called Visual and Performing Arts Portfolio.
Due to requests this forum has been created in order for all of us to post our work to be viewed. This will create a separate space so that bluelighters can view our work without sifting through the normal forum.
***All users can create topics in this forum***
If you have a series of work, that is similar in style, PLEASE put them in one post. Most users will not reply in each post. It would be more beneficial to you, the artist, to post them all in one thread.
If you would like your work displayed
Please post it in the forum. This includes any work-- scans of drawings/paintings, photographs of sculpture, copies of screenplays, designs, sketches, videos of dancing... etc.
If you do not want feedback for your work
Just want a place to show it, please state that, and we will lock the post. If you only would like positive feedback, state that as well.
If you cannot host the images yourself
Please email all submissions to NeoMagic ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
The format for your work should be as follows
- 72 dpi (There is no need for any higher resolution, it will not show on the web) rgb ((cmyk will not show on the web) jpeg or gif (gif compression is best for line art, and jpeg compression is best for the everything else.)
- The images should not be any bigger than 800x600 pixels, so that people will not have to scroll through the browser in order to see the full image
- Keep the filesize as low as possible. optimize your images! (*see below) remember, there are still people with 28.8 modems, that will not want to view your files if they are one meg. compress compress compress
- To optimize an image--- You can do this by first making the image 72 dpi in the image>image size window. Then proceed to the file>save for web window. You can tweak the quality so you can get the smallest file size with almost the same quality. And remember-- jpegs are best for images… gifs are best for line art
As of now, I am unsure of uploading videos because of the size they would be. I will discuss this with admins if someone would like to. If anyone has server space that they would like to share, we welcome it with open arms
If you are concerned that someone may steal your workYou can always put a watermark or some sort of signature on your work, or you can look into digital watermarking (invisible to the eye). If you are still paranoid, but would like a critique of your work, you can email any one of us (beware, I am bruatlly honest ) and we would be happy to critique your work.
If you have any questions or problemsDo not hesitate to contact me or any of the other moderators. We are here to serve you
[ 11 February 2003: Message edited by: NeoMagic ]