How To Make A Custom Pet Portrait Using Photoshop (Renaissance, Pop Art & Costume Video Guides)
Custom pet portraits have been all the rage for a few years now. Our Insta feeds are full of awesome dog portraits, cats as princesses and parrots as pirates. It leaves many of us asking, where have they come from and how do you make your own.
Pet portraits break into many categories, including the below most popular formats
Costume based pet portraits - how to make a Renaissance style pet portrait
Costume pet portraits are where your pets face appears on a wide array of different costume designs, from renaissance style royalty costumes, to awkward step brothers, Harley Davidsson bikers and just about everything in between.
These portraits are digitally rendered using tools like Adobe Photoshop. The process always begins with a costume design which will have a placeholder on the design for your pets face. He majority of the technical (photoshop) expertise lies in the creation of the base costume (we have 3 full time graphics team members here at SquishyFacedCrew and they focus on making new concepts between fulfilling your orders). Once the base costume with face placeholder is ready, next up is the pets photo.
We have spoken previously about how important pet photography is in this process, and you can read our best tips here. The key takeaways are clear photos taken in daylight work best.
The pets face then needs digitally copying from the provided photo and adding to the costume design. This is done in Photoshop, and the pets face is then blended into the costume and the design is done and ready to go.