I just realized that I have in my yet small portfolio around 70 seamless patterns, more than 30% of total images online.
I guess that makes me a patterner, as I keep seing patterns everywhere even when falling asleep (I know you all do to, photographers or illustrators, those images popping in our heads when we have no chance to get the real equipment to capture or draw it as we are half sleeping). With some luck, some are still there the next day, half forgotten or modified in our memories.
Back to the subject, I would like to add to the collection Seamless Backgrounds some of your suggestions. You can see the collection here....
I'm not a fan of pinterest. I don't believe it's a hang out for serious buyers. I think it's popular amongst teenagers, scrapbookers and amateurs that are not likely to buy anything. I've seen my images on that site, "borrowed" from other websites that have licensed the material and then re-pinned a dozen times. In those cases there's no link to the stock agency or credit to me. I'm not a saint, I don't bust my a** producing artwork just so others can enjoy it. I do it to make a little money for myself, maybe even earn a living so it's not thrilling to see it spread around the web with no reference to the owner...me. Thanks but no thanks.
Thanks! :) I like Pinterest! Another tool to promote your portfolio. And their site have a really great structure and design. Sad, that DT button doesn't add referral code. It need to be added manually, if you want to have it there.
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One of the social media I use to promote my portfolio is Google Plus.
Before starting to promote Dreamstime images there, I followed and built followers. Commented on other's posts, posted here and there, basically had fun while making connections and learning.
- Connect with other's content by commenting or plusing if you like it. Probably they will do the same for you. Criticize honestly when someone asks for critiques.
- Ask to be included in circle shares of your interest.
- Do not re-share everything you see from other's stream, unless it is important to you or you feel you really want to. Daily re-sharing other's content will make your followers uncircle you. It is boring. People want content YOU make. Otherwise, they would be following others.
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