A photograph is chosen that is meaningful. Freehand designs can be made on request, or even Paintings, Drawings, and Logos, but the greatest realism is achieved by using a high resolution photograph. Sometimes the Photo can be left alone, and all details of the photo will be as clear as in the photo. Sometimes the background needs to be filtered out a little bit to make the subject stand out. On occasion the subject in a photograph has coloration that conflicts with the background. You have seen examples of this in the section Finished Pieces. Here is another example:
The thumbnail image of Sarah sitting on our couch was tiny and fuzzy. We used a Graphic Image Manipulation program to enlarge and clarify the image. Sadly, the color of the couch blended with areas of Sarah's fur once we tried a mock-up (a make believe "on-paper" version of how the colors should be laid out). The human eye forgives this discrepancy when it is in a photograph, but when the actual "pixels" (pieces of yarn) are laid out it may not be so clear. We used a photo program, and isolated the couch and made it green to enhance Sarah's image (but we left texture as it was). If the background were of sentimental value, naturally we would not alter it's color.
Original .5" X 1"
Enhanced/Enlarged/Doctored 4" X 6"
When you send us any photograph, we do various "mock-ups" that show your photograph as it would appear if it were a piece of Latch Hook Wall art. We make sure you see how it would appear at many different sizes, and with and without filters. You are always part of the process, in that you decide which of the samples we send you would like Patty to proceed with. A quote will never change, and we will honor that quote for a year if you are not prepared to proceed with commencement of your project at the start date we will provide you with. When Patty is crafting your artwork, your wall hanging will be the only one in her hands. Any other latch hooking will be placed on hold, until your piece is complete.