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How to Create an NFT

The process of creating an NFT is made extremely simple on your NFT marketplace . Follow these steps to create and mint your NFTs successfully -

Visit your NFT store or any NFT Marketplace. Click on the third icon on the top right, and go to ‘My NFTs’ on the dropdown menu.

This will take you to the ‘My NFTs’ page, click on the ‘NFT Item’ tab to proceed ahead.

Now click on the ‘Create NFT’ tab in order to proceed on to the NFT creation process and hit on the ‘Create Now’ button at the bottom of the page.

Once you click on the ‘Create Now’ button, a popup will appear, prompting you to choose the respective blockchain network, and the collection to which you want to add the NFT to. If you do not have any existing collection, you may create one before creating an NFT.

Choose the blockchain network and the NFT collection in order to proceed ahead.

After choosing the required blockchain and the collection, click on the ‘Create Now’ button for moving on to the next step.

The ‘Create Now’ button will take you to the asset creation page, where you can now start creating your NFT. The first step is upload the digital file that you would like to convert into NFT.

Your file could be an image, video, GIF, etc. Supported formats are - JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, MP4, WEBM, MP3, WAV, GLB, GLTF. The NFT preview file size is kept at 30MB. If you wish to attach a larger file, you can keep it under the ‘Unlockable content’ section on the same page.

You may upload your file from your device, or you can also fetch it from your Dropbox or Google Drive.

Now that you have uploaded the file, it is time to fill in the required information. Start by entering the NFT name and enter its description in the description box. You can also attach any external link if you wish to. This link could be of any blog or additional information that you would want your customers to know.

The next step is to add some properties about the NFT. Properties reflect different attributes of the asset and also help people to understand the importance of that NFT.

Let’s understand it by example. Suppose, if you are putting a rare movie poster as an NFT then the year of release of that movie can be one of its properties. Therefore, fill in the required information under the Properties section.

Similarly, Level and Stats can also be defined for an NFT.

This step is important as it will help you attach any utility to your NFT. Now is the time to fill in the information related to the unlockable content. If you have some content that needs to be secured inside an NFT, you can do that using the ‘Unlockable Content’ feature. First you would need to toggle the Unlockable Content feature on.

Once on, you would be required to add the details of the content and then actually content would go inside the second box.

The last field on this page is the ‘Supply’. For ERC 721 collection, this supply remains one by default. And for ERC1155 collection, this supply can be changed as per your requirement. Supply here denotes the number of copies that can be created for a respective NFT. Once the supply is set, the final step is to create the NFT. Click on the ‘Create’ button to move ahead.

This way you have successfully created an NFT. Now, you may proceed on to minting it and selling it.

Updated on: 24/03/2022

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