Can you work with an existing photo, or do I have to take a photo especially?
It depends! Sorry, that doesn't help does it? OK, if you have a great photo that's one of your favourites you might find a Portrait theme that will fit it perfectly. As a rule of thumb, the photo usually needs to show the subject entirely - so nothing obscuring or covering them, no important parts cropped from the photo. Generally speaking, I need to be able to see them entirely in the shot - from head to toe. It also helps if they're in a position that lends itself to your chosen theme - for example, sitting or standing, etc. The other thing to watch out for is whether they're dressed appropriately - if it's a photo taken on the beach on a summer's day, and they're wearing shorts and a t-shirt, the photo probably won't look right if you want them placed in a wintry setting. If you have an existing photo you want to use, the best thing to do is find a design that lends itself to your particular photo. This will restrict your choice a little bit, but it does mean that you might be able to use that favourite photo!