How to Upload Art to Society6 || Selling Print on Demand

How to Upload Art to Society6 || Selling Print on Demand


Hi everyone! Today I’ll show you how to upload your traditional
art and designs to Society6, which is a print on demand site that handles the payment, does
the printing and fulfils the orders and does the shipping for you. This is going to be very similar to the how
to upload to Redbubble video I made, but these sites do have their differences. If you want me to make another video comparing
Redbubble and Society6 from a seller’s point of view, I can do that, too. To upload your traditional art to Society6,
you need a high resolution scan or a photo of the artwork. Society6 recommends you to upload pictures
of at least 6500px on the smallest side at 72dpi or higher to fit all the products and
you can use jpg or png format. My scanner is A4 size so I scan my A4 and
smaller art usually in 600 dpi resolution and I take photos of bigger artworks. My A4 scans are at around 5000 x 7000 px so
they don’t quite fit some of the products on Society6. I’d either need to make bigger artworks or
scan them in a higher resolution, if I wanted to have my designs available on all of their
products. After scanning I edit the levels, white balance,
sharpness, brightness and contrast with a free image editor called GIMP, I’ll link to
a few videos on how I do that, if you’re interested. Next up, you need to fill in the title, select
one category from painting, drawing, collage, photography and graphic design, then add up
to 20 tags and one tag must be less than 20 characters. I usually have my tags written in a notepad
file and I copy paste them into the field pressing cntrl V. The description is also
a limited size, only 250 characters so if I’ve already written out a description for
another print on demand site like Redbubble, I might have to trim it down for Society6. The upload process has changed since I screenrecorded
some of these clips, so they don’t ask for the materials used and the style anymore.They
also ask you to confirm that you own the rights to the image on the previous page. Now, continue to create products. Society6 is going to upload your artwork to
all the products that it’s big enough and the right aspect ratio for. You can set individual pricing for the some
of the wall art products by clicking the picture to edit them, but the other products have
a fixed royalty you can’t change. You can scale your art and reposition it,
but you might need to crop your art and upload a new file for some products. When you’re happy with the designs, click
publish. By going to Manage my posts you can see all
the artwork you’ve uploaded and the products they’re available on. You can also edit a single product or all
products, the description and tags or delete the design. Society6 is adding new products all the time
and one of them is a pack of 4 coasters, where you can decide whether to repeat the same
image on all 4 coasters or split up your design between the 4 coasters, which might be interesting
for some artworks. You can also upload a version of your art
with a transparent background for the clear iphone case and the sticker, for example. I’ll link to a tutorial on how to remove the
background of your art. One feature that Society6 doesn’t have at
least yet is turning your art into a pattern so if you want to make a repeating pattern,
you’ll have to do that yourself and upload a big file of the repeated pattern into Society6. That’s it for how to upload your traditional
art to Society6 and before I go, I quickly want to remind you that YouTube Artists Collective
and Animal Artists Collective are both coming up very soon and you can participate unofficially
if you’d like. Starting next week I’ll post one weekly video,
usually on Friday and there might be an extra video on some weeks. In last week’s video I mentioned that my laptop
is being repaired and it’s making editing a bit more difficult for me. I’m still waiting to get the laptop back,
but I should be able to edit one video per week even if the repair is taking longer than
I was told. Thank you so much for watching and see you
next week! Bye!

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