How To Turn Art Into NFT (Proven Step-By-Step Guide 2022)

The hype around NFTs is real. 

You want to turn your art into an NFT and sell it? 

Well,  first you’ll need to make, or ‘mint’ your NFT. To make an NTF of your artwork, you’ll need to choose an NTF platform and a payment wallet. The latter of which you’ll need in order to pay fees and receive any payment if you’re lucky enough to sell your NTF.

There are lots of websites you can use to make or sell an NFT.

Some of the most common NFT auction platforms include: OpenSea, Rarible, SuperRare

There are plenty of crypto wallets to choose from.

Some of the best known being Coinbase, MetaMask,  MyEtherWallet.

For illustrative purposes we’ll show the process of making and selling an NTF using the NFT platform, Opensea, and the cryptocurrency wallet, MetaMask. 

Most platforms take the Ethereum cryptocurrency, Ether (All of the NFT auction platforms mentioned above will want paying upfront to ‘mint’ an NFT, which is the process that turns your artwork into a non-fungible token (NFT) that you can sell.

Most cases require payment in cryptocurrency, usually Ether, which is the native cryptocurrency for the open-source blockchain network Ethereum. Before you have any chance of making any cryptocurrency by selling an NTF of your work, you will need to buy some in advance to cover the fees.

If you already own ETH, you’ll need to make it available in a digital wallet, and you’ll need to connect it to your chosen NFT marketplace to make (and receive payments for) your NFTs. If you don’t already have ETH, there are a lot cryptocurrency exchanges out there where it’s easy to buy ETH, but the quickest and most convenient option is usually to buy it with your digital wallet of your choice.

As we mentioned, you can use MetaMask, which can be used as a browser extension or as a mobile app. We’ll use MetaMask as an example. 

Have Your Art In Digital Form

NFT can be made from anything. Any digital art can be converted to NFT.

The first step is to make sure you have digital art for you upload.

Sign Up For MetaMask

Like said before you will need a crypto wallet to receive and make payments.

The best one and quickest to setup is Metamask.

To create a digital Wallet with MetaMask, you’ll need to go to its site and click on the blue download button in the top right. As we’ll be using a desktop computer, let’s choose the option to install a browser extension. There’s also a mobile app.

Add Some Crypto Into Your Wallet

To create an NFT, you’ll need to mint them. Minting comes with a small cost, which is essentially called “Gas fees”, which you need to pay so the transaction gets completed and your guy who is making this possible is also happy. For this you will need to have some money in your MetaMask wallet.

Choose A NFT Marketplace

Most digital wallets work similarly. Whatever you’ve chosen, you will need to connect it to your NFT platform. For illustrative purposes we’re using the Opensea platform, but there are many different NFT platforms to choose and the process will generally follow what we outline below.

 

Click on your profile photo and select “My collections.”

Click on “Create a collection.”

Add the logo, description, banner, and set the royalties for the image.

Select ''Ethereum'' Blockchain

Now that you’ve created a collection, it’s time to sell your NTFs

Last Step: Sell Your NFT

Select the NFT you want sell and select “sell” in the upper-right corner.

Set the selling price and currency

Select “Complete listing.”

Conclusion:

 NFTs are the future.

We are still in the early wave of this new technology and as such, it’s hard to say what will come next.

If you feel like you do not know everything yet. that’s ok! NFTs are still new to people to fully grasp.

One thing is for certain though; we can’t go back from here. The industry has only just begun and with every year more people get on board with virtual assets, there is no doubt that these digital goods will only grow bigger and become a more integral part of our society.

What do you think? Do you see an opportunity for using NFTs or tokenized items in your business model? Let us know!

FAQ

Yes, you’re required to have a wallet to buy and sell on OpenSea. As you know, OpenSea is a tool for interacting with the blockchain. The company doesn’t own or store your NFTs. They simply allow peer-to-peer exchanges. Your use of the platform means you’ll interact with other blockchain users, so you need a wallet to turn the actions in the browser into blockchain transactions.

One of the easiest way to buy ETH is to buy it directly from your OpenSea wallet once you have it set-up.

To purchase ETH from your OpenSea account, you’ll need to go to your wallet and then click the ‘Add Funds button in the top right corner of your profile.

You can also buy ETH with an exchange like Coinbase, Binance, or by using a wallet such as MyEtherWallet or Metamask.

Some wallets even let users buy crypto with a debit or credit card, bank transfer, and even Apple Pay.

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