If you followed our photo guidelines, then yes, your photo is very likely good enough to use.
• Make sure the photo is taken in good lighting (outdoor daylight is best) • Try to take the photo at eye level with the subject • They don't need to be looking at the camera • Try to get at an arm's length • Make sure the photo is not blurry • Make sure no features are out of frame - we can't add them if they aren't in the original photo • Ensure that the hair color in the photo is not affected by bad lighting. If the hair in the photo is not accurate to real life, the hair in the design won't be either!
Don't worry if you're unsure! Upload the photo anyway and our team will contact you if we need any other photos.
No this shouldn't matter. Don't worry if there's a lot of stuff in the background. Obviously, it's better if it's a plain/clear background, but don't obsess over it too much! Our artists are highly skilled and can create the artwork even if the background is crowded. As long as the subject of the artwork can be clearly seen, your photo can be used.
We are a digital design studio and we use a range of proprietary photo editing techniques, professional photo re-touching as well as a number of complex brush strokes and blending processes to turn your original photo in to a portrait.