how do you take such good pics of your art? the paper looks so white!
oh man… so so SO much post production
I bought some cheap photography lights off of amazon and they help (but getting shots of any sort of watercolor or ink washes is still practically impossible), but a huge amount of getting the colors corrected and the whites white etc. is done in photoshop.
I use a combo of these tools most frequently:
you can mess with the settings and see what happens in the preview, but basically what this tool does is adjust how white your whitest point is, and how dark your darkest point is.
i use these sliders to adjust the color of the image - sometimes your light is too warm or too cool, or too bright and changes how the colors come out in the photo (if the paper looks yellowish or blueish in your photo, it’s probably showing the ‘tone’ of the light)
the first two tools will adjust the entire image unless you first select a particular portion of it. These two ‘brushes’ allow you to go in and modify specific areas - when your light is inconsistent often one corner of your image is darker, or another more washed out than the rest - dodge lets you go in and selectively lighten areas, and burn lets you darken areas (i definitely recommend playing with the tool settings when you use these and having a light hand - a little goes a long way).
I think Sai has some of these tools/modifiers, and I’m sure other programs do as well, but Photoshop is what i’m familiar with!
Disclaimer: these are not the best or most professional ways to edit your images, it’s just what is relatively quick and ‘good enough for tumblr’ for me personally. Hope it helped!