Guide for creating pet portraits - Art in a Sec

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 image 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.

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 the least no grain or blur.

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:

  • 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 and is least 50% of the photo when possible.
  • Take a photo or choose an existing photo that is taken in daylight or in a brightly lit room.



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

Still not sure if your photo will work? Some examples of bad photos that generally won't turn out well.

You are now ready to explore our gallery to find the pet portrait that best suits your home decor while capturing your pets personality.

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