Themes of Life Design Guide

Choosing the right images for your Themes of LifeTM design.

 

The above template is a guide when selecting images for Themes of LifeTM design.

Design, resolution, and file-type are critical in producing the best quality wrap.

File Type:

For the best results raw (i.e. directly from the memory card of a digital camera) or Portable Network Graphics (.PNG) are better than J-PEG images and will make it easier for our design team to create your design.

Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) are also excellent design files.

Resolution:

Higher resolutions will look better when enlarged, whereas lower resolution images will appear grainy and blurred. What makes a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ resolution is highly subjective and dependent on the image, but generally look for images that are approximately 1920px by 1920px or above.

Focus:

Finally when choosing the image you want to use make sure the central element of the picture is as centered and focussed as possible. If the part of an image you want is too large or sitting on the edge of the picture, it will be dificult to incorporate into the design.

Examples:

Bad Resolution and File-Type

This is a 300px by 200px J-PEG image. Whilst it looks fine in its native resolution…

Good Resolution and File-Type

This is a 1868px by 2802px Portable Network Graphic (.png). When we increase the size of this image to the same dimensions as the koala image to the left…

…when we enlarge it to the size of the coffin lid, the image deteriorates and becomes grainy and pixelated.

…the flower remains clear and highly detailed, and will make a suitable quality image to place on the coffin.

Bad Focus

This flower takes up the majority of the image space...

Good Focus

This flower sits in the center of the image with plenty of "negative space" around it.

...resulting in a wrap that cuts off, or clips a large portion of the design.

The end result is an image that is wholly within the wrap.