Besides our wide range of diamond paintings, we offer you the opportunity to design your own Custom Diamond Painting.
For example, you can make a diamond painting with a picture of your favorite pet, a nice family photo or something else that makes you happy! Hobby Painter transforms your photo into a custom diamond painting. Then, we’ll create a personalized diamond painting for you, based on your personal preferences.
Please note: in this blog we assume that you already know the basics of diamond painting. Don't know it yet? Then first read our blog "Diamond painting - what is it and how does it work?"
Examples of Custom Diamond Painting
To give you an example of what to expect, below are some beautiful custom diamond paintings. These masterpieces are made by the Hobby Painters themselves.
Okay, let's start with your Custom Diamond Painting!
In this video Daan (together with Lotje, our dog) explains how you can turn your favorite picture into diamond painting. For your convenience we have written down the steps to make a Custom Diamond Painting, which are covered in the video.
On our website you will find a programme where you can easily and quickly make your own diamond painting of your photo. With this handy tool you can choose the desired size and edit the photo the way you like it! To top it off, you can also preview the result of your diamond painting of your own photo.
In the picture below you can see the homepage of Hobby Painter, through the homepage it is very easy to go to the programme you need to make a diamond painting of your own photo. Click on Diamond Painting from your own photo at the top of the menu bar.
On this page you'll find a big green button with 'create your own masterpiece', click here to start!
Choose a photo for your custom diamond painting
The first step in creating a Custom Diamond Painting is to insert your image into the programme. We can convert almost any photo into a diamond painting, we do this with great care and attention from the Hobby Painter team to achieve a beautiful result for our customers.
What do you have to pay attention to?
A number of points are important to pay attention to when choosing a photo. To start with, you need to look carefully at the proportions of the number of details and colour differences in your photo and the size of your canvas. If you choose more objects or people in the photo, you will need a larger canvas to nicely depict them. To illustrate this better, an explanation with tips is given below:
Would you rather upload a portrait photo or a close-up of an object or pet?
Then a smaller canvas is sufficient. If it's a simple photo with few colour differences, you can order your painting from a size of 20 by 20 cm. However, it is advisable to go for a larger canvas in order to get the sharpest possible image. The bigger your canvas, the more diamonds you can use. When you use more diamonds, the details become sharper and more beautiful!
Would you like a photo with more people on it or a lot of details?
Then it is important that you choose a larger canvas. The diamonds have a fixed size. Exactly 16 diamonds fit on one square cm. When you have more details (such as different faces) on a canvas, you need more diamonds to depict them. These diamonds need space! We recommend ordering a canvas of 50 cm by 50 cm or larger for two faces or more.
Step 2: Photo editing
Once you have added the photo in the programme you can, if you find it necessary, edit the photo. Below you will find an explanation on how to edit the photo for your diamond painting.
Icon 1: Customising the photo
At the bottom of the window you will see a number of buttons. These buttons all have different functions to edit your photo. We start by cropping the photo to the desired shape. We would like our diamond painting to be square, you can click on this shape and then adjust it yourself.
The image will now be 'cropped' and you will immediately see an example of the cropped part.
De afbeelding wordt nu ‘uitgesneden’ en je ziet gelijk een voorbeeld van het uitgesneden gedeelte.
Icon 2: Rotate the images
With the second button from the left you can rotate the image. This is a handy feature if the image is stored sideways on your computer.
Icon 3 : Improve the picture
The middle button with the icon of a magic staff will help you to improve the picture. If you click on it, the photo will automatically become a bit clearer and the colour differences will become more apparent. This way you don't have to work with difficult editing functions yourself. You can easily move the bar back and forth and when you're happy with what your photo looks like, you'll move on to the next step!
Icon 4: Sharpen the image
Sometimes it happens that a picture is a bit out of focus, we have found a solution for that. Drag the ball to the right to make the picture sharper and to the left to make the picture less sharp.
Icon 5: Making black and white
The rightmost button turns your image black and white. This gives a soothing effect to the painting. Would you rather have a colourful canvas? Then you don't have to use this function!
It is not always necessary to edit the image. In fact, often you don't have to make any adjustments to your photo at all! If you don't succeed in editing the photo, but you would like to, don't hesitate to ask for our help. The Hobby Painter team will be happy to help you.
Step 3: Choose format
When you have finished editing your images, it's time to move on to the next step. By clicking on the 'add' button, you will go to the next window.
After selecting the right width and length, you will see what your diamond painting will look like. The length changes automatically according to the desired width. This way, the painting will keep the shape you have chosen while editing your image.
Take a good look at the example and judge if you think the diamond painting has enough details. If this is not the case, we advise you to go for a larger size. You can keep the saying "the bigger, the better" when choosing a diamond painting. :)
Step 4: Shape of the stones
We have arrived at the last step: choosing the shape of the stones. We have two options in terms of shape: round or square. The square pebbles fit best, that's why this is also the most popular option! With round pebbles you go for more safety, because if you make a mistake, you're less likely to see it and it's easier to fix.
Did you choose one? Excellent! Then the price of your diamond painting from your own photo will appear. This price is based on the size you have chosen before. The smaller the diamond painting, the lower the price. This is because a smaller diamond painting requires fewer stones.
Step 5: Finishing the order
If you are completely satisfied with the result, add the diamond painting to your shopping cart. After this step all you have to do is finish the painting, or maybe you haven't finished shopping at all. Then you can first look further on our website if you want to order something else beautiful.
Hopefully it will be clear how you can easily transform your own photo into a beautiful diamond painting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will help you with all the love.
Nice! Where can I order?
Order your custom diamond painting easily at Hobby Painter. We are the best diamond painting shop in the Netherlands and Belgium! Have fun creating your masterpiece!