With the increase of digital cameras purchases these days, it is understandable that a sector of the business is catering to the artistic needs of the photographers using them.
A wide variety of websites will translate your cute picture into something of some artistic value. Being Warhol, Opie or Fairey is not that hard anymore... you are covered.
We posted a while back about how to turn digital photos into stretched canvas, now, we've put together some of the shops available for you:
Modern Bird Studios offers personalized, modern art created from your photographs. Each work is a one-of-a-kind, original studio piece created with a combination of digital, hand, and painting processes on an oak composite. They take your photograph and break it down into a two-color image, which results in abstract shapes that result in an artistic rendition of your photographic source material. They then choose two contrasting colors to create the painting. The result is a marriage between technology and traditional painting to create a totally hip urban-style art piece that enriches your home.
Based in NYC, Modern Digital Canvas offers hundreds of images with a minimalistic aesthetic, operating under the mantra, "Art is long and life is short". Offering limited edition runs and culled more from the transcendence found in expressionist pieces, while trying to create imagery that speaks in a pure aesthetic language.
As easy as Upload your image and choosing a size, then waiting for delivery, CanvasPop allows for any source, any resolution or size to be customized and converted into canvas giclee prints, all risk-free, backed by the best guarantee in the canvas printing industry.
Upload an image from Facebook or virtually any other website, that's what makes CanvasPopdifferent; they can work with files of almost any resolution (though the larger, the better). Consider the great possibilities of how your custom designed CanvasPop print can be a perfect addition to any room, or given as a thoughtful gift to others.
Photo Wow offers forty unique, beautiful, fun and colorful designs from your photos. From Warhol-style pop art, to comic designs, to a multitude of collage choices, photo wow can create anything you can imagine, including photo canvas. And if you don't see it, Photo Wow artists will create that photo design for you.
And finally for the DIY, who could forget about Rasterbator:
The Rasterbator creates huge, rasterized images from any picture (and has a name that makes it both unforgettable and hard to mention without blushing in public). Upload an image, print the resulting multi-page pdf file and assemble the pages into extremely cool looking poster up to 20 meters in size. The Rasterbator is very easy to use; you can either upload a file from your computer or use any file that is publicly available in the Internet. After you have cropped the image and selected a desired size, the rasterbated image will be sent to you as an easily printable PDF file. Just be sure you've got plenty of ink for printing out your large sized masterpiece!