The Creative i Project: Pets In Suits

Learn to create incredible pet portraits

The Creative i Project is a series of iPad art tutorials.

Pets In Suits is a whimsical iPad art tutorial that personifies cats and dogs in a unique way. Merging photos of pets with vintage portraits creates a world of funny expressions, moods, and personalities.

*This is an INTERMEDIATE level project that involves layers and masking.*


Step-by-step video tutorials

An introduction to three apps

Copyright-free photos to use for the project

A downloadable PDF


iPad or iPhone

Apps: Superimpose, Phototoaster, iColorama (optional)

Your Instructor

Kristen Radden
Kristen Radden

I am a creative explorer using the iPhone/iPad to make art. I create for self-expression and self-reflection. I started iPhone photography in March 2013, quite by accident. At that time I had no photography experience and only five photos in my photo roll. But I was looking for a creative outlet and soon discovered the potential of iPhone photography and photo editing. I am now a writer for the iPhone Photography School and instructor for the iPhone Photo Masters Academy. I also have a blog, Creative iPhoneography.

What inspires me is play, expression, and reflection. I believe every photo is a self-portrait. My photos simply reflect who I am at that moment in time. I notice the beauty in ordinary things and I tell stories about the extraordinary qualities of ordinary things we see everyday. My photography focuses on mostly objects and things around us that appear imperfect, forgotten, or alone.

Painterly enhancements and grunge textures are a natural part of my editing process. Painting the photo creates a dreamlike quality and grunge helps tell the story of forgotten objects. I want the viewer to feel something instead of just see something when they look at my photos so capturing the mood of the place or subject is really important. My photos present the world as a quiet, reflective place.

I also enjoy creating digitally using vintage portraits, old book illustrations, and stock photos. Mixing and merging old and new elements is always a delight!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Do I need any previous experience with iPad art to be successful in this course?
No. But a desire to learn and an adventurous spirit is helpful. Courses are designated in one of these levels: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED to help you choose the best option. Beginner: New to using photo editing or creative apps. Intermediate: Familiar with using photo editing/creative apps. Some experience with workflows using more than one app. Advanced: Familiar with a diversity of photo editing/creative apps. Experience creating workflows using more than one app.
What supplies do I need for the course?
You need an iPad or iPhone and the apps listed in the course description. If you want to use an Android device, check to see if the apps needed for the course are Android-compatible before enrolling.
What technology do I need?
In addition to your iPad or iPhone, you also need the storage space on your device to download the apps necessary for this tutorial. To view the course videos, you need to have a high speed internet connection. The videos are NOT downloadable, so you'll need to be able to watch them on one of your devices (computer, tablet, smart phone) as streaming downloads. PDFs will need to be viewable and will be downloadable.
Can I share my images on social media?
Yes, please. We would love for you to share images of the iPad art you make. Be sure to use the hashtag #thecreativeiproject and #otm_petsinsuits
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, students will have "lifetime" access to any content here in the Teachable classroom. *Lifetime means the lifetime of the class. iPad apps sometimes fail to be upgraded or may be discontinued. Therefore, the course may be retired after relevant apps are no longer available.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We certainly want you to be happy with the course. However, there are no refunds issued for this course because once you pay, you have instant access to all of the content. Therefore, please read all the details about this course carefully. Feel free to email me with questions before you purchase if you're unsure: [email protected]

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