How to edit your photographs in Photoshop for AP Submission
Your goal when editing artwork is to get the digital image to look like the actual work of art… not enhance it!
When you first take your photograph the image will most likely be crooked. Here are the steps for how to straighten your image.
- If your artwork is on white paper then you need to adjust the levels (command L) in Photoshop to brighten the whites.
- You may also have to adjust the temperature (command B). It may be too yellow or blue depending on the lighting when the photo was taken.
- Below is an example of a properly edited drawing on white paper.
Sizing your image
The AP College Board wants a very specific size for your art works so that they look the best they can digitally, but are not large images that take long to load. The image must be within the size range of 10.83" x 7.36" with 72 ppi. DO NOT CHANGE ALL OF YOUR IMAGES TO THESE EXACT DIMENSIONS! Your artwork just needs to be in this range, see the examples below for step-by-step instructions.