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You've sourced your handwriting. Now it's time to take a photo to attach to your order. 

There are several details to pay attention to while you're shooting to ensure you end up with a clear image that can be easily duplicated during production.



The Set Up

Taking your pictures in the right location will help you quickly get a bright, clear photo.

Daylight is best! Lay your paper near a window, out of direct sunlight. Afternoon light is more forgiving and easier to shoot in than morning light.

The perfect place to photograph. Near a window, with indirect sunlight. 

Avoid using lamp or florescent light. This creates harsh shadows and lessens the definition between the pen and paper.



LIGHT AND SHADOWS

Be cautious of the darkness you or nearby fixtures may cast onto the image while you shoot.  

Highly shadowed images require more time to clean up on our end and can cause small details in the handwriting to get lost.

Perfect! Free of shadows. 

Avoid casting extreme shadows onto your handwriting.



ANGLES

Take your picture from directly above. 

Shooting from the side will distort the handwriting, tapering it. The letters in the background will be much smaller than those in the foreground

We clean up letter distortion as much as possible, but extremely angled images may translate to the final piece.

Perfect! Shot straight down. 

Avoid taking your picture from the side or at an extreme angle.



Stability

Focus your camera and keep your hands steady. If necessary, prop your elbows on a stack of books for stability while shooting.

Shaky images loose detail and are difficult to duplicate accurately.

Perfect! Steady and in focus. 

Avoid shaky, out of focus images.



Resolution and file types

A high resolution image (around 300 ppi) will create the most accurate finished product.

If you do not know what resolution photo your camera is producing that's okay. Follow the advice above and if your phone or tablet asks while attaching to the order, select the largest possible image size.
 
JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC are all acceptable files to attach to your order. If you would like to send a PSD or AI file, please send them directly to Hello@ScriptedJewelry.com.



Alternatives 

No camera? No problem! You may also scan or mail your handwriting. 

You may scan your writing in place of photographing it.

If possible, select the largest file size and scan the image in full color.

Black and white scans tend to leave out faint details in the writing.

Mail in your handwriting and we will digitize it for you.

Scripted Jewelry

1939 Wentzville Parkway, Suite 229 

Wentzville, MO 63385

Turnaround time is subject to delay on all orders not supplied immediately with their customization images.



YOU'RE ALL SET!

You've photographed the writing sample and your ready to order! Check out the Ordering Guide, for all of the information you need to do so.