I wanted to do a quick post to thank all of you who purchased my e-Book, "Scan YOUR Art". The response has been awesome! Since I am new at sending out the eBooks there may be a few of you that did not get your books. If this has happened to you, please e-mail me and I will send them to you as an attachment. I am looking into a better system to send them automatically upon payment, but these things take time. I am also looking for feedback. Any of you who would like to review the books I would be grateful for your feedback. I have also received the following questions:

  • How do I save the e-book?

The e-Books are made to open with Adobe Reader. If you do not have this program on your computer, you can download it for free at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/  I suggest that you save the eBooks to your desktop, folder, or an external hard drive. At the bottom of the window on your internet connection, Adobe Reader has is a small tool bar that pops up when you move your mouse around the middle bottom. The toolbar will appear and it is the first icon on the left. Click this and save.

  • Can the books be printed? 

Yes, they can be printed. I suggest that you save it first onto your computer and print it from the desktop instead of the internet.

  • I tried to print the book and it came out too big on the sheet of paper and there are parts cut off. How can I fix it?

This is a printer issue. When you go to print the books a menu will come up. This is where you can choose the type of paper, color or b&w ink. You can also change the percentage size of the document. It defaults at 100%. If you want it to print on an 8.5" x 11" paper make sure that you have the setting on horizontal (landscape) and not vertical (portrait). Try changing the setting to 90%. Print one page first so that you don't waste paper or ink. If this is working than print the rest of the pages. If it is too big or too small, adjust accordingly.

  • Can I transfer the e-book to another computer or my iPad or Smart Phone?

Yes, you can. If you have saved the eBook you can then put it on a flash drive, cd or dvd and download it onto another computer. You can also attach it as an e-mail and send it to the device you want it to be on.

I hope that these follow up tips are helpful. What are you struggling with??? Maybe I can help! I recently got an email from an artist who wants to know how to clean up the white backgrounds in her botanical paintings. I am looking into a new program that will capture videos of me working in Photoshop as I go through the process. As soon as I get this up and running I will let you know.

I have fallen a bit behind in my weekly painting posts. I will be doing a gang post soon with  4 or 5 paintings to share with you. Life has been busy!