How to create your first Tezos NFT on Objkt

How to create your first Tezos NFT on Objkt

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If you are a digital artist, NFTs are the best way for your to build a community and get paid for your work.

Minting your NFTs on Tezos is a cheap and easy way for you to get started as an NFT creator. This guide will walk you through the process of minting your first NFT on Objkt.com, the largest NFT marketplace on Tezos.

Before you start this step-by-step guide you will need to buy some XTZ to pay for gas.

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Step 1 - Go to Objkt.com and connect your wallet

Objkt.com homepage when not logged in

You must first go to Objkt.com to be able to mint a Tezos NFT. Go to Objkt.com

Once you arrive to the homepage, click sync in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Connecting your Tezos wallet

A pop-up will appear asking you to choose your preferred wallet. There are a bunch of choices, but the best I can recommend is Temple wallet or Spire for your laptop and AirGap wallet for mobile (iOS | Google Store).

Download the latest version of a Tezos wallet and install it on your PC, Mac or mobile device.

For the rest of this guide I'll be using Temple wallet for Google Chrome.

Connecting your wallet to Objkt.com

Connect your wallet to Objkt.com

Step 2 - Go to the Mint page

Create is highlighted in the drop down located in the right hand corner of the homepage

Next, click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner. Then click on Create.

You will arrive at the collection creation page. You will need to create a collection first before you can create individuals NFT tokens.

Treat your collections like categories. Any NFT you own can go in them, but to help other people find your work, be clear in how you name them and what types of items you group together.

Step 3 - Add details and create your NFT collection

Collection creation page on Objkt.com

Once you are on the collection creation page you will need to create a collection that you can mint your NFTs into.

Choose a name, image, and description for your collection.

Drag & Drop your collection image. Make sure that your image you select to be the collection image is less than 1MB and preferably square in dimensions. Objkt only supports png and jpeg as file types for the collection picture.

After adding all your information, click Create to finalize your collection.

Step 4 - Mint your token

Creating a new NFT token on Objkt.com

Now that you have your collection created, you can now mint new NFTs into it. Go back to the mint page and click on Token in the top sub-menu.

To create your first Tezos NFT you will need to upload an image, add a title, description, and tags, choose a collection to publish into, select your copyright license and choose your royalties. We'll break each down individually.

First, you will need to upload your NFT data. Objkt supports the following file types: gif, jpeg, png, svg, mp4, webm, glb, mp3, wav, flac, pdf, and zip (interactive). The max file size is 100MB.

After uploading your NFT data, add a title, description and tags. The title will be the text shown under your NFT when displayed in the market. The description gives you a place to explain your work. Tags are used to help people find your NFT using search.

Next choose your collection to mint into. If you only have one collection so far, don't worry, it will automatically be selected when you open this page.

Choose a copyright license that fits your goals with your art. Read more about the 4 license types here:

Last, choose the amount of royalties you want to receive on the secondary market. This is the percentage of each sale that your wallet will be sent every time the NFT is bought and sold. The minimum is 0% and the maximum is 25%.

Once you have entered in all your information click Mint to create your first NFT. Approve the transactions that pop up to finalize minting.

Congrats! You have minted your first Tezos NFT.

Conclusion

Pathos Art's first NFT ever created "Awash"

Making your first NFT on Tezos is easy if your follow these steps. In the picture above you can see the end result that I got following this guide. My first NFT is called Awash and its available for purchase on Objkt.

Check out my first NFT "Awash"