If you ever want to order one of our Personalised House Portraits as shown above or My Favourite Place Illustrations but don’t have a photo of the location in question, then fear not for all you need do is log on to trusty Google Maps and follow these easy instructions.
Step 1: Log on to www.google.co.uk/maps and type in the address of the property as indicated below.
Step 2: Click on the “More” button as shown here and select “Street View”
Step 3: To find the exact location of your house – click on the arrow, on the road, in the direction of the property in question. Keep clicking on the arrow until you find the building or view that you need.
Step 4: This is the important bit! When you have located the property, click on the “Print” symbol as shown here.
Step 5: You will now have the image we need to draw your illustration. Please copy and paste the HTML web address shown in the address bar into an email and send to us! It is as easy as that.
This is a great way to find a wedding venue, church, iconic building or even view that is special to someone. It could be a house that you used to live in or the house your friends on the other side of the country have just moved into. Now you know how you can get hold of an image, the possibilities are endless!