Adoptable TipsA lot of people seem to really like my adoptables (and thank you all sooo much, by the way!)More Like This
So, I figured I'd just share a few tips or not so secret, "secrets" as to how get my adoptables to sell
1. Detailed adopts are cool, but people prefer a happy medium between detailed and simple, so it is easier to draw
2. You don't have to be perfect with anatomy, Long skinny legs or short stubby legs seem to be a crowd pleaser
3. I usually use dark brown lines, it makes them look softer than black lines
4. Don't use blinding neon colors, it makes people's eyes bleed
5. Pastels, earth tones, or very slightly muted colors seem to be what a lot of people like
6. Don't expect your adopts to sell out, unless you submit to LOTS of groups. I usually submit to between 20-70 adoptable groups, per piece.
7. Start with reasonable prices, then-once you build a fan-base you can raise them a little more
8. Don't CONSTANTLY whine and complain about how they don't sell. We've all been the
Swiggity Swag Adoptables Tips 'n Tricksoi oi so i've had a few people asking for some tips on making / selling adoptables qvq i'm not a profesh adoptable maker or anything, but here's some things i've learned after making adoptables for a little while ♥More Like This
♦ Selling Tips ♦
1. In case ya didn't know, dA actually has a category for adoptables found here:
2. Don't under price yourself! if you've spent a while designing an adoptable and really like how it turned out, don't be afraid to charge a bit more for it ♥ if someone really likes a design, they won't tell you to lower the price. If you start raising your prices though, adoptables will most likely take longer to sell ( especially if your watchers are used to buying lower priced adopts ) but don't lose hope / reduce the prices if they don't sell right off the bat!
3. Don't over price yourself either! some adoptable makers can afford to sell their design
Paint Tool SAI and TRANSPARENT .PNGVarious Paint Tool SAI users might have noticed it, me included, and it always bugged me a bit.More Like This
Apparently, SAI doesn't support .PNG transparency. Meaning, when you go and try to save an image supposed to have transparent areas, the picture still gets a white background.
To fix this, I and possibly other people used to save the project as .psd and load it in Photoshop or similar programs to save the file with the wanted transparent area.
Well, a quick search made me figure out that it instead DOES allow it, so I was wondering how.
After some research I figured out I was using version 1.0, which is extremely old and outdated, and it doesn't even feature transparency.
It looks like version
and superior are what allows png to have transparent area.
For some reason it doesn't have ink pen, which the old 1.0 had, but that's not a big deal since most of SAI tools are just the same brush with different settings.
So... I upgraded to