tips and tricks
illustrations are created from the photos you send. Pick
your favorite pet photo. It
doesn't have to be professional quality. As long as the image provides
a clear shot of your pet, an illustration can be created for you.
However, the clearer the image, the better your results will be.
This is especially important if you are considering a possible custom
size (larger) in the future.
Here are some helpful hints on what types of images work
best for spot illustrations.
Choose an image that you think best represents the pet you know and love.
The higher the resolution the better. Ideally 300 ppi makes for great detail images.
sure? You can send 3 image choices.
We can help you pick. Having options may be helpful in choosing the best
photo, but the illustration will be from only one. If you wish to know
the final choice before work begins, let us know and we'll be happy to
do notify you. No more than 3 possibilities per illustration. If you ask
to approve the choice in advance, please know that your response time
(any delay in your response) will delay your completion date.
Image framing should be consistent with what you want in your final image.
Make sure all parts of your pet can clearly be seen
(ears, tail tips, feet) if you want them included in the final illustration.
Here are some examples of images that are cute pet photos, but not
necessarily the best to use when creating your pet's spot illustration
- unless of course you want a cropped or squared-off at
the edges illustration. Sometimes you do...
If your photo
only crops off the very tip of a tail or ear or foot, we can certainly
"give it our best shot," but we cannot be held responsible
(or made fun of) for failing to get it exactly right. Afterall,
with Emma we have obviously a wealth of detailed information to
refer to for such things - with your pet, we will only have the images
are a couple of better examples.
shots and Standing or Reclining Poses
other useful tips:
Face shots are always fun - the more expressive,
the better. Unless
you want a full body illustration, don't worry about the small
details - if a toe or tail tip aren't intended to be part
of the illustration and aren't that important, then don't
worry about having it cropped off.
send a full body shot but really only want a "bust"
illustration (head, neck and tops of shoulders), please be
clear on this in your order form and that's what I will create
examples shown in "Yep" are great for bust (face)
ilustrations - both full face and profile. The full body pictures,
as you can see, include all of Emma's body parts.
in mind your final image size
The width of your final image will be determined by the image provided
to work from. For example, if your image has your pet sitting up and looking
straight at the camera - a face or "bust" shot - (example 3)
the final image will be 8" high, but may only be 4-5" wide.
But, if your image has your pet lying down in a horizontal pose or a standing
side shot (example 4), the final image will be 8" high, but may be
11" or more inches wide.
Click here to open an example proof image.