Creating Pawsome Stickers: How to Customize Stickers of Your Furry Friend

Everyone loves their dog, and some delusional outsiders would say that you love them too much. We are here to tell you that there is no such thing. What better way to express your love for your dog than personalized dog stickers? A customized sticker of your beloved best friend can be a fun, unique way to add a bit of pup personality to your laptop, water bottle, car window, or any other surface. Plus, they're incredibly easy to create! Follow these three easy steps to making a custom dog sticker. 

Step 1: Capturing the Perfect Pooch Picture

With how many pictures you take of your dog daily, you should be a pro at this!

Lighting is crucial - make use of natural light whenever possible for the most flattering, sticker-ready shots. If you're using a camera phone, tap the screen on your dog's face to make sure it's in focus, and try playing with portrait mode for a depth-of-field effect (sharp focus on your pup and a blurred background). Pro tip: use treats! Dog models tend to be more cooperative when there are snacks involved. 

Step 2: Preparing Your Sticker for Print (Woof to Proof)

Once you've got the perfect photo, it's time to make it print-ready. Check the resolution of your image - for a crisp, clear sticker, you'll need a resolution of at least 300dpi. Most smart phones automatically capture photos of this high quality. To help your dog really pop, consider removing the photo background with a photo editing software or app– or just ask our Art Team in the order comments (more on that below). Most photo backgrounds can be removed by our talented Art Team at no additional cost. The final step is to save your image in a print-ready format like Ai, EPS, SVG, PDF, PSD, TIFF, JPG, or PNG.

Step 3: Choosing the Right Sticker Type for Your Doggo

Our wag-worthy stickers are waterproof and outdoor durable, nothing but the highest quality for your bestest boy. When it comes to customizing your sticker, you have several options. First decide between a sticker that is a custom shape or a full-photo. Die cut stickers follow the shape of your dog, creating a custom shape. Or you can choose Circle, Square, or Rectangle stickers to show the full scene of the photo.

Choose a material that will match your dog’s personality. If you have a lively Pomeranian or attention-grabbing Golden, a Glossy Holographic sticker would give a shiny, rainbow effect to compliment their vibrant personalities. For the elegant and understated Whippet in your life, consider a Matte finish for a trendy, smooth look. Clear stickers are a great way to capture the uncomplicated but lovable personality of your Basset Hound. Whatever your preference, there's a sticker type that's perfect for showing off your four-legged friend.

If you would like our Art Team to set up your photo for print, try using these comments in the Special Instructions box:

“Please remove the background around my furry friend”
“I would like the sticker to just be of his sweet face”

Customizing a dog sticker is a fun and creative process that allows you to bring your pet's charm to any surface. Start with a great photo, prep it for print, and choose your ideal sticker type. Before you know it, you'll have a personalized pup sticker that's as unique as your furry friend!