Design How-To: Repurposing Art for a Digital Portfolio

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This story is taken from "Designing A Digital Portfolio."

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A good-looking portfolio is essential to securing clients and establishing your reputation. With it you convey your style and promote your skills. But in an era when resumes are posted on the Web and job interviews are conducted by e-mail, presenting your work in a traditional large black portfolio case may not be the best option -- indeed it may be impossible to show your work in person. A digital portfolio that you can post on the Web, send via e-mail, or dispatch on CD-ROM is the answer.

Designing a successful digital portfolio requires planning and foresight in addition to good technical skills. Repurposing traditional artwork for a digital portfolio is sure to raise many questions. What resolution should your images be? What's the best way to show oversize art? What color palettes are best for onscreen reading? How can you reproduce special print effects digitally?

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In this excerpt from "Designing A Digital Portfolio," Cynthia Baron shows you to repurpose and optimize your work.

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Excerpted from "Designing a Digital Portfolio" © 2003 New Riders Publishing. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as New Riders. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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