Dog Invitation Ideas
Here are some of our dog invitation ideas you can use for your dog party.
Keep two things in mind when taking a photo of your canine friend for an invitation: first, get fairly close so you fill the frame with the dog, or just the face, and second, leave enough room for some text!
An up-close image with good depth of field gets you a real "The Dog" style photo.
Your pooch may be the more studious type.
Or your doggie may be a real party animal! It's your party...have fun with it from start to finish!
The first photo distorts the dog's head size because it is a standard lens, or perhaps a bit of a wide-angle lens, up close.
The other two are not distorted because they were taken from a few feet away with a zoomed lens. The zoom gives a flatter, undistorted image while getting in closer to fill the frame. A photograph of the dog's face, cropped from a regular photo of the whole dog from a distance will also give you the same effect, but with much lower quality if you have to enlarge it.
Keep in mind, screen resolution is much lower than printing resolution*, so try printing a photo at about 200ppi, at the size you want for the invitations, to see how it looks.
*What looks fine on your monitor may not be so nice when printed...or if you keep the quality, it may be tiny!
Basically, we started with a photo, cropped and touched-up a little where necessary.
- Photo 1: Added text. Tilted it. Done.
- Photo 2: Made a circle crop, beveled the edge, inverted selection and deleted all but circle. Added a drop shadow to the text, and made two words larger than the others. Added a dotted rectangular border to the edge, which kind of mimics the dog's spots. Set the document's background color to a shade of blue in the photo background.
- Photo 3: The original photo was too blue, so adjusted the color. Added text, gave it a glow effect, and separated the two words so they could be slanted separately.