With the advancements in cell phones, we are all lucky enough to constantly have access to a pretty spectacular camera. In this article, we'll go over some tips for taking better pictures with your phone.
Because of the ability to share images digitally, we get images from all over the place. Sometimes we pull them off of social media or a text message. So our resolution on images isn't always ideal. Today we're going to discuss how to enlarge low res images using Photoshop CC, and how a quick trick can dramatically improve your image quality. Continue reading
You've selected your prints, or picked that perfect photo to be printed on wood, now let's not forget to add the finishing touch. Framing your artwork is like the icing on the cake....it just enhances the already amazing product. Now, we know your Plywerk product already looks stunning with its natural wood grain of birch or bamboo, but our handcrafted wood frames are a must!
We offer three different color options for your Plywerk wood frames - brown, white or black. Your frames are custom cut to your wood prints or print specifications and will instantly add that pizazz to your image. Best of all, they are so affordable - it is a win win combo! Get one of each color to match any room.
If you don't already have one, our PLYWERK ProDeals are our exclusive pricing specials for professionals, students, artists, and non-profits interested in purchasing custom hand made PLYWERK products.
For those that already have an ProDeal Account and have not logged into your account since the launch of our new site, you must reset your password on our new ProDeal site to reactivate your account. Please follow these 3 easy steps:
-First, please visit the login page.
-Click "Forgot My Password", and submit your email address
-Wait for an e-mail with instructions on how to reset your password.
This process is necessary to activate your ProDeal Account and Discounts! After sign up you can start taking advantage of Pro Deal savings immediately, starting at 10% Off applied automatically at checkout! Discounts can climb all the way up to 30% Off based on how much you, or your organization spends!
One of the best parts of working here at PLYWERK is all the beautiful artwork and imagery we get to look at when making your custom wood prints. This week was no exception when we were graced with the photography of Rachel Beltzman.
Based out of Chicago, Il., Rachel's unique brand of photography specializes in her ability to convey the warmth and love surrounding some of the most important moments in a couples life. Ranging from maternity photos, newborn portraits, or children/family photography, Rachel's talent allows her to capture a moment in time for her clients to cherish for the rest of their lives.
Which is why we were incredibly honored to work with Rachel on latest photo series. We were able to apply just as much tenderness and care when crafting her custom wood prints as she does with her clients.
For more information on Rachel Beltzman, please visit rachelbphotostudio.com
Are you an artist? Designer? Non-profit organization? Student? If you're not, it's cool, stick around for what I'm about to tell you...Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father. Shocking, I know, but this is important because like this major but old Star Wars spoiler alert, we want to spoil you with Prodeals.
Plywerk Prodeal accounts are available to individual artists, photographers, students and design professionals selling or showing their work. After your registration is approved you will automatically receive the following Prodeal discount at checkout.
$0-$99 - 10% discount
$100-$699 - 20% discount
$700+ - 30% discount
Super simple right? Working with photographers, artists and design professionals is what we love. We share your passion for quality and find that unique satisfaction in a well made product. We guarantee you will be pleasantly satisfied with your Plywerk which is why we offer the 100% Plywerk satisfaction guarantee.
At Plywerk we strive to provide not only the best way to show off your custom photo print, but multiple ways to get creative with your photo prints. Which is why we are now offering birchwood and bamboo photo collage prints! From 12x12 all the way up to 36x24, we have a variety of sizes to choose from to get you started.
You choose the way you want your collage to choose, and have the option of choosing a variety of photos. Not only can you organize the photos the way you want it, but you can also get your collage print framed with our Italian frames! You may also choose the margin color between black or white as well.
Getting a photo collage print is not only cost effective, but for those who can't choose which vacation photo to choose from or if you have more than one family member you'd like to show off, then this is the perfect way to display your photos! For more information on bamboo collage prints or birch photo collage prints, check out their page for more options and sizes.
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the necessary steps required to mount your own images/ media onto a blank adhesive panel. For this exercise, we recommend that you have the following items ready beforehand...
Throughout the entire photo handling process, we recommend you wear cotton gloves to avoid smudging your images / artwork during the mounting process.
1. Lay your blank PLYWERK adhesive panel on a flat surface.
2. Begin to peel the bottom of the cover sheet upwards, stopping around the half way point.
3. Fold a crease along the peeled edge of the cover sheet so that the already peeled portion rests ontop of the half still attached to the panel.
4. Slowly lay your image onto of the partially exposed adhesive panel.
Align / center the top of the picture with the top of the panel and slowly ease down the bottom portion of the image onto the exposed half of the adhesive panel. The less pressure you apply, the easier it is to adjust should you need to.
Make sure that the extra image space hangs equally off all 4 sides of the panel. This will ensure the image will look centered once finished.
5. Take your hands and smooth the bottom half of the image onto the exposed half of the adhesive panel, moving your hands in a middle-out motion while gently applying pressure. Do this a few times to make sure you've eliminated any creases / air bubbles.
6. Once the bottom half of the image is secured to the adhesive panel, gently lift the top half of the picture and peel the remainder of the cover sheet off entirely. Then gently rest the top half of your image back onto the adhesive panel.
7. Moving your hands in a middle-out motion while gently applying pressure, secure the top half of the image to the panel. Remember to do this a few times to make sure you've eliminated any creases / air bubbles.
8. Flip the adhesive panel over so that it's face down. Take your time evenly distributing pressure along the adhesive panel by pushing downward to ensure the image is completely secured to the panel.
9. Place a cutting mat underneath your mounted image, then use a cutting knife to remove the excess portion of your image, so that it's now flush with the edges of the adhesive panel.
Now you are ready to start mounting photos! To choose the best blank adhesive panel for you, feel free to visit our product page.
With the holidays around the corner, some of us are getting ready and packing up to head out for the holidays! From the beaches, to the mountains, the possibilities of where to go are endless. Sometimes, you bring souvenirs, and other times, only the memories you created. Heres' an idea! Get your vacation photos on custom wood prints!
By putting your photography onto wood prints, not only will you be able to look at the view from miles and miles away, but it'll also make a great edition to your home decor! Your photography will not only wow your guests, but they'll be jealous of your awesome time during your vacation!
Don't have a professional camera? Not to worry! You don't need to own a special camera in order to capture the good times you'll have over the holidays. A simple selfie in the background is also a great way to show off your travels! Start your order custom wood print today!
Ask anyone on the internet, and there’s one thing they can all agree one… 2016 has been a crazy year! The Cubs finally won the world series, a reality TV star was elected President, I finally moved out of my Mom’s house, Ziggy Stardust ascended into his celestial resting place, and quite possibly the weirdest turn of events from this past year... Plywerk packed it’s bags and moved to California!
For the past 365 days, this year has been a weird wonderful ride for all of us here at Plywerk! While we’ve still maintained the same products and quality you’ve grown to love, we’ve gone through new changes, at a new location, filled with new experiences, and we couldn’t be more excited! Now that the past 12 months are winding down, we’re releasing a new product in conjunction with the New Year! Introducing Collage Wood Prints from Plywerk!
We know that you have so many beautiful photos, it can be hard to decide which ones you want to have printed. While we think it would be an awesome idea to get an individual print of every single one, we understand that you might not have enough wall space for so many wood prints (until we create a way to hang Plywerk wood prints from your ceiling).
Creating your own collage is easy as 1-2-3 (or 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13 depending on how many pictures you want to include). Just select which one of our different collage layouts you like the best…
Then click on numbered boxes on our handy-dandy product template to upload your photos…
Once you’ve finalized the layout of your collage, you’re all done! Just add it to the shopping cart and you’re finished!
No more cutting, pasting, or taping pictures into a scrapbook or photo album. Plywerk Collage Wood Prints lets you to layout all of your favorite photos next to each other, making a beautiful photo wood print of all your fondest memories!
With 2 different types of wood canvases, 4 different sizes, and 21 different layouts to choose from. you can mix and match all of your favorite photos into a single, or several different collage wood prints. Perfect your favorite photo combination for your home, office, or to give as a gift!
The best part is now would be the perfect time to get one so you can print all your favorite photographs from 2016! Heck, you can make it a yearly tradition and order a new one every January! Even better, you could buy several and give them to all your friends and family and share the fun! Then again, our opinion might be a little biased. :P