04/21/2006: "How to Arrange Artwork on Gallery Walls with PhotoShop"
For those of you who don't want to know the details, you can click here to see how I plan to hang the show....all feedback welcome!
I created a new photoshop document for every wall in the gallery where I'm going to exhibit. I tried to estimate their lengths, though if you are mathmatically inclined you could figure it out to actual scale.
Next I took digital photos of each painting I'm going to hang. I resized each image so they are approximately to scale. Next I changed the background color to black and increased the *canvas* size of each image by the same amount (20 pixals) so they appear to have a black frame. Then I just drag and dropped them around in various groupings on the various fake walls until I got pieces that kind of worked together. I'm not sure that all of the images I've crammed into the following Gallery Wall Mock-ups will fit so I still have to do some serious editing (and remember, most of these piecese aren't finished yet).
I'd love feedback...positive or negative. If you don't think certain ones look good next to each other, etc. let me know...Also, if you had to pick ones you think I should keep no matter what, or ones that I should cut if I have to, let me know. I have a feeling this is still very optimistic in terms of fitting in the space, I'll probably have to cut many more so getting a feel for which pieces are the strongest would be helpful.
The largest sized ones in the mock-ups are 18x24 and I plan to price at $400 framed. Next smallest size is 16X20 priced at $300 framed. Then there are 9x11s, a 12x12, an 8x8, and a couple 8x10s, ranging from $200-125. Thoughts? Ideas? Speak now or forever listen to me bitch after the fact!