How to Make a Digital Art Portfolio and Display Your Art Online


Ready to show off your artistic skills? Here’s how to make a website for your online art portfolio using Adobe Portfolio.

You’ve spent hours sketching, painting and drawing, and now, you’re prepared to showcase all of your work online. Whether it’s for fun or class, those hours of hard work are going to pay off. Making an online art portfolio is easy with Adobe Portfolio. Follow this guide for tips on how to make a digital art portfolio for a dazzling website.

How to Make a Digital Art Portfolio with Adobe Portfolio

  1. Choose a theme.

    Online Art Portfolio Themes There are a variety of themes you can use for your online art portfolio. Choose something simple to draw more attention to your art.

    While you can always start from scratch, choosing a theme gives your website a cohesive look and gives you some building blocks you can customize even further. Basic themes are great because your portfolio’s visitors will focus more on your artwork.

  2. Add content.

    Page Options for Art Portfolio Website Add pages to your website where you can place your content.

    This is where the bulk of your online art portfolio comes together. Once you create a page, you can add even more content, like photos or text. If you already have plenty of photos on Lightroom, it’s easy to add them to your portfolio.

    Image With photos and texts, you can exhibit your art and add information about each piece.

  3. Add about and contact pages.
    Students and freelancers who have an art portfolio online should include a little bit about their work and a contact page. This is a great way for anyone who is interested to contact you to learn more about your art or connect to work on a project. Add a form and links to your social pages. Links to social media accounts like Instagram are also a fantastic way to continue promoting your art.

  4. Customize.
    Once you have all your pages completed, you can customize your website and make changes to all the small details, like adding a logo or changing the spacing. You can also change the background color and font on your portfolio.

  5. Optimize, publish, and update.

    Search Optimization for Digital Art Portfolio Search optimization will help your website stand out from the rest.

    When you’re finished uploading your artwork and added everything else to complete your portfolio, get ready to publish your website! Before publishing, you can add some keywords and a meta description under the “Search Engine Optimization” tab in the Settings. This helps with your website’s visibility. Even after your website is published, don’t forget to update it when you create more art, graphics, and more!

    Portfolio lets your artwork shine, and you can also use Portfolio to display your photography work. With Creative Cloud products, students can create digital art and graphics with apps like Illustrator before making their own website.

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