Art Guidelines

  1. Email/mail us a picture (photo, scan, or drawing of your image) from the perspective you desire:
    1. Upload images to
    2. Front view or a perspective view from center/left or center/right - all in one photo.
    3. We will slip your picture behind an oval or circular frame and replicate your image in an ornament.

      Slip photo behind dotted line to see size rendered structure will be.
    4. Photos are preferred because they usually have more details than drawings.
    5. The resolution/file size for a photo or scan should be at least 1 megabyte.
    6. Any digital camera will do, as long as the file is not reduced when emailed to us.
  2. Capture the entire building in one shot if a 3-D image is desired.
    1. A single photo should show the left, top, and right edge of the building.
    2. If this is not possible, take 2 pictures by panning the camera left, then right, while keeping photographer's feet stationary.
  3. If building width is more than 2.5X the height, a flat ornament is require, and will still look great:
    1. For example, a school building with a width 3 times its height will end up being  only about 2/3"  high in a 3-D ornament, and will be too small to capture significant detail.
    2. The solution? Zoom into the center/most dramatic section of the structure.
    3. The resulting ornament will be flat with sides attaching to the perimeter.

      For wide buildings, we recommend zooming in to focal part of structure-sides will attach to perimeter.
  4. The photo or scan file size should be at least 1 megabyte per photo.
    1. This size allows our artists to zoom into key features to replicate them more exactly.
    2. A .jpeg, .Tiff, or .png file format is fine: avoid .dat, .dac. .exe, or .web files if possible.
  5. If there are obstructions in your photo:
    1. Don't worry, we are expert gardeners and can trim trees and shrubs.
    2. We can also eliminate unwanted signs, poles or power lines; even trees.
    3. The only limit to our reducing unwanted clutter is that we must be able to see what is happening to the structure behind the eliminated objects.
    4. For example, a large car or truck can be hard to eliminate if there is not an accompanying shot of the structure/sidewalk behind the removed object.