Hello and welcome to LoveFromTheArtist.com.
If you are a Gold or Platinum level Professional Artist Member of SAA then you have been pre-approved to join LoveFromTheArtist (LFTA) and make use of our facilities to develop print products.
NOTE: There are several steps to creating a contributing artist's account on LFTA. These are described below
First, if you don't already have a log-in to LFTA, you will need to create an account. You can do this using the menu link indicated in the image below:
You will need to create a simple 'User Account' - so select the first option as shown below:
Next, once you have registered your account, or if you already have an account, you can go to the private 'Contributor Area'. The link for this is right at the bottom of the LFTA Home Page, as shown below:
You must be logged in to access this page so it will ask you to log in if you are not already.
The first time you go into the Contributor Area you have an option to set yourself up as a Contributing Artist Member. This requires an 'Activation Code' - your SAA membership number is your Activation Code for this step.
The Contributor Area has a 'Help' page which includes a series of step-by-step videos on how to use the facility. The first of these shows you how to use your Activation Code to get set up.
Please do take the time to read the help documents and watch the videos. The most important thing to understand is how to allow for 'bleed' in creating your products, especially the greetings cards. Please look for documents in the help area that discuss 'PositioningYourImages.pdf' and 'DesignWithBleed.pdf'.
One of the great features of LFTA is that you can order very small amounts, e.g. 10 cards, all with different designs. We strongly recommend that you keep your first orders small so you can get a proper feel for how your work is coming out in printed forms.
Good luck! We look forward to working with you on LoveFromTheArtist