Before you upload your photo to create a pet portrait, there are certain things you should consider.
The first and most important guideline - focus on the subject of your artwork. Our algorithms will crop, zoom, and adjust the image for you in order to get the best composition, but they can only work with what you give them. A good rule of thumb is that your pet should take up at least 50% percent of the image.
Another thing to keep in mind is the quality of your photo. Grainy photos can work, but will generally yield a more abstract pet portrait. If your aim is to get a pet portrait with a higher degree of realism, try to select a photo with the least amount of grain and blur.
The algorithms are smart enough to recognize the difference between a cat and a dog (and many more types of animals). They will adjust the painting process accordingly. Feel free to experiment with any art style on any type of animal to create a pet portrait that is perfect for you.
An example of photo to avoid:
To sum it up, here is a list of simple tips to help you get a great photo of your pet for their custom pet portrait: 1- Use a smartphone or high quality camera. Avoid taking a picture of a picture when possible. 2- Make sure your pet is looking directly at the camera at eye level and is least 50% of the photo when possible. 3- Take a photo or choose an existing photo that is taken in daylight or in a brightly lit room.
You are now ready to start creating your very own pet portraits. Enjoy!