Guide for creating pet portraits

Before you upload your photo to create a pet portrait, there are certain things you should consider:

The 50% rule

The first and most important guideline - focus on the subject of your artwork, your pet. We will crop, zoom, and adjust the photo for you in order to get the best composition, but we can only work with what you give us. A good rule of thumb is that your pet should take up at least 50% percent of the image.

Grainy photos

Another thing to keep in mind is the quality of your photo. Grainy photos 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 minimal grain and blur.

To sum it up, here is a list of simple tips to help you get a great photo of your pet for a custom pet portrait:

  • Use a smartphone or high quality camera. Avoid taking a picture of a picture when possible.
  • Make sure your pet is looking directly at the camera at eye level.
  • Your subject takes up at least 50% of the photo when possible.
  • The more light the better.

Still not sure if your photo will make a good pet portrait? Take a look at these examples of good photos.

Examples of good photos:

Pet Portrait Guide | Art in a Sec
Pet Portrait Guide | Art in a Sec
Pet Portrait Guide | Art in a Sec

And here are some examples of bad photos that (probably) won't turn out well.

Examples of bad photos:

Guide | Art in a Sec
Guide | Art in a Sec
Guide | Art in a Sec

With that, you should be now ready to get started. The best place to start is by exploring the gallery. Find the pet portrait style that best suits your home decor while capturing your pets personality.

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