You may come across an image that you would like to transform into a mural, but it may not be part of your collection. This doesn’t mean that you will have to pass it. On the contrary, you can easily upload the image on mural design and get it back on the highest quality material in the market. Here are a few steps to follow to get your custom mural:
1. Select your image
You can either take the picture yourself or download it from elsewhere. Either way, the quality of the photo has to be excellent. Contrary to popular belief, the physical size of the picture does not go hand in hand with its quality.
If you are taking the photo, make sure that your digital camera takes a resolution of at least 100 dpi (or PPI – there really isn’t that much difference.) The size limits at mural design are a minimum of 2mb and a maximum of 500mb. You can reach out to support for help if the size exceeds the maximum. The higher the resolution, the clearer your mural will be.
If you are downloading an image, make sure that it is in high resolution too. The formats accepted are GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG and TIFF.
2. Upload it
Once your image is ready, log in to muraledesign.com and upload it.
Here you have options regarding its cropping, filter, and the type of material you want it to be printed on.
We give you our opinion on the quality of the image you have uploaded. It could be too small, have poor resolution, be blurry or have the required quality.
If your image is too small, you can always enlarge it. Images that have been enlarged, however, can have some pixelation; you may be able to see the dots on the image. The best photos to enlarge (at a lower resolution) are those with smooth features such as curves and lines.
Scanning is one advisable way to enlarge your image with minimum alterations to its detail. If you have some photographs or printed images that may be in low resolution, you can adjust your scanner to scan at a high resolution such as 500 dpi. Afterward, make sure that you save the image in TIFF format; it compresses the scanned image less than JPEG.
3. Complete your order
Our dedicated team of graphic design experts will guide you through the entire process and help you identify any potential problems with your mural. After payment, your order will be processed and shipped in due time.
At mural design we print on adhesive vinyl material that can be installed easily on any painted wall. It adheres well to most types of wall surfaces and has anti-scratch technology that sees to it that your mural lasts a very long time.
If you have any problems as you customize your mural, feel free to contact a specialized team.