Gotta LOVE isolated Pet images

Happy Birthday Beagle Dog
IMG_6107 Simple, clean, uncluttered Greeting Card

If you are not familiar with Kelly Richardson’s Studio Pets’ Images, let me tell you a little about what is so special about them. Kelly’s special high key lighting style, and themed conceptual props create these cute, funny, easy to relate to isolated images. Studio Pets are available in themes for ALL holidays and occasions. Irish Beagle Dog St. Patrick's Day There are hundreds studio pets available in many categories in the image-bank.   The Beagle Gallery has just been added.  All “KRI Studio Pets” are taken on a white background, and can be licensed as isolated psd files.

These studio pets images are SO cute in themselves, they can certainly stand alone on white as a greeting card with the right text to get a smile.  There is a great demand in the consumer marketplace for this simple, high key look for greeting cards.  Many consumers like the “clean”, uncluttered look.  Just look at this cute Beagle, need I say more?!


Christmas Beagle Dog Dear Santa
IMG_6147 + Beagle DearSanta Letter Scribble Border



But you don’t have to stop there!  You gotta LOVE isolated images- there is so much creative potential. Studio Pets Images have been called a “graphic designer’s dream”. If you have a creative art department, they will love you for licensing a Studio Pet!  The artistic possibilities are endless!  So, for those manufacturers who have a consumer base that want a more eclectic, colorful, collage like greeting card, Studio Pets Images can be used in DESIGNS.

Happy Birthday Beagle Dog Greeting Card
IMG_6107 Beagle Clown + Balloons, background colors, shapes and designs

SEE  how this isolated image of a dog wearing a red bow tie can evolve into a beautiful design that can be used as a bright, funny, colorful greeting card/gift bag design that any child would LOVE to receive on their special day. The design was created with a KRI image of isolated balloons, shapes and background colors, text sign with drop shadow, created in PSD. This image was featured in a previous blog post called “Clowning Around in Photoshop”, a tutorial that will teach you how to create a clown nose.

Irish Beagle Dog St. Patrick's Day
IMG_6098 +rainbow, cloud & sky background

SEE St. Patrick’s Day Design. It can’t get much cuter that this!  In this design Kelly blended a photo of the sky clouds on blue background and created a rainbow using a gradient in Photoshop.

All designs created/copyright Kelly Richardson. **All designs  by Kelly Richardson are also available for license. Contact kelly for more info.




Clowning Around in Photoshop Tutorial : How To Make a Clown Nose

 Funny Happy Birthday Beagle Dog Clown

Clowning Around in Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: how to make a clown nose.

This months photo shoot is dedicated to Beagles and Miss P who won the Westminster Kennel Club title Best in Show.  I advertised an “all call” for Beagles  and this beauty turned up.  This is Lucy who came to us from Deltona, Florida.   We had some fun in the studio with this cute little beagle.  She was an absolute joy to work with as you can see from the photos we were able to capture.  This is one of my newest props that is actually recycled.  My daughter went as Minnie Mouse for Halloween last year and this is the bow tie we purchased for her costume.  Lucy didn’t seem to mind it at all. She especially liked the cheese we used to bribe her to sit still!   To get a clown nose on her was however,  impossible, so we decided it would have to be created in Photoshop.  I have created this Photoshop Tutorial with CS6: clowning around in Photoshop to share with my readers in case you ever want to clown around with friends and put a clown nose on them! There are probably many ways to make this, this is just the way I did it using CS6 in the example shown above.

STEP 1: Use the Elliptical Marquee tool and draw a circle shape on dogs nose.  Go to top menu and click LAYER> new fill layer>solid color, click ok, choose color, click ok. You should now have a red circle. Add a drop shadow to the circle.

STEP 2: Use the selection tool and select the red circle. Go to top menu and click LAYER> new fill layer>gradient. Choose a gradient that goes from black to white and make  Style: radial.  Angle 90, Check boxes: reverse and align with layer. click ok.

STEP 3: For a nose like  Image 2 with a white highlight, change gradient layer blend mode to screen. If necessary adjust the gradient sliders and the opacity to create the perfectly rounded 3d looking nose.  For a nose like Image 3 with no white highlight, I chose the blend mode darken and adjusted gradient sliders by adding new points with differing opacities.  It takes some “clowning around” with the gradient sliders to make the perfect nose for your subject, and it really is a matter of preference.

STEP 4: Link the layers together so that you can move the nose around and change its size . Change the size of the nose by using ctr>T to transform.

STEP 5: Add noise to your nose so that it looks like the foamy material.  To do this I duplicated my nose layers and the layers into one by highlighting both layers and using the following : ctrl>J, then ctrl>E, then in the top menu choose filter>noise>add noise.

That’s it!

Would you like to take the image one step further? Get creative! Then you MUST read this next post to see the real potential of what can be done with the beauty of an isolated image.  Gotta Love Isolated Images

 Licensees link to Beagle Gallery in image-bank

St Patricks Day Dog

Irish St. Patrick's Day Beagle Dog
IMG_6098 Beagle Dog +rainbow,sky

This year St Patricks Day Dog 2015 photo shoot features Beagle Lucy wearing a shamrock necktie on a white background. Inspired by Miss P, a beautiful Beagle that won Best of Breed 2015 at the Westminster Kennel club last month, Kelly chose to feature a Beagle this month of March. These images are available for license as isolated psd files, and or greeting card designs as shown below. If you are interested in licensing one of these cute St. Patricks Day Dog Beagle images or designs below, please contact kelly.  

The Beagle Lucy Photo Shoot has just been posted to the image bank! To see lucy in a variety of poses and themes such as Christmas, Winter, St. Patricks Day etc., go to the image-bank now.

Irish St. Patrick's Day Beagle Dog
from left to right: IMG_6101,6093,6089,6085,6098



Here are a few examples of St. Patricks Day greeting card designs kelly created to celebrate the holiday (also available for license). Designs can be changed, text changed, color changed – just ask kelly and she will help you/your art department customize the design to suit your product needs (at no charge! within reason)



Best in Show 2015 Beagle Won

Beagle Best of Breed WKC Show
Westminster Kennel Club Image of 2015 Best in Show Winner Miss P BEAGLE Feb 16-17, 2015 This image was taken from the Westminster Kennel Club homepage.

The 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show was held last month in New York City.   A beautiful Beagle named Miss P, aka CH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, ran away with BEST in SHOW 2015 .

 In celebration of Miss P, the Beagle who won Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show, NYC in February 2015,  Kelly Richardson Images devoted her time… YES- you guessed it… to photograph BEAGLES this month!  Here are a few sneak peek images from the Studio Pets Beagle Gallery that has just been posted to the image-bank.


Here is a little trivia about the Westminster Kennel Club that you may not know:

The Westminster Kennel Club is known for its famous annual all-breed dog show held every year in NYC.  The Club was named after a hotel in Manhattan, the Westminster Hotel, where its founders, a group of sporting gentlemen met to discuss shooting accomplishments and the talents of their dogs.  The Club was originally named the Westminster Breeding Association, a kennel that raised Pointers for hunting and field trials. In 1876 the Westminster Breeding Association staged a dog show in Philadelphia to celebrate America’s Centennial.  Participating in the Centennial Show inspired the group members to change the name of the Association to Westminster Kennel Club, incorporate and hold their own dog show in NYC every year thereafter. The Westminster Kennel Club was very influential in the world of dogs and breeders. In 1884, members of the Westminster Kennel Club and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia met to establish a national governing body for dog registrations and dog shows, what we know today as the American Kennel Club.

Hurray for Miss P Beagle winning Best in Show 2015!