Hello, Dreamstimers! :)I decide to share my experience in Dreamstime and how I do my best selling backgrounds.I joined in Dreamstime in July 26, 2009 and in the first year I really didn't know what I needed to do to create best selling images.First thing I understood in stock industry was to create somethinguseful that a lot of clients could use it for their needs.Okay, at this point I decided to create abstract backgrounds with:1) attention to detail2) keep large resolution... continue reading
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Free hand drawing is a method of sketching or drawing without using measuring tools or guides to assist in the artwork. For example a straight line in a "free-hand" drawing relies on the hand - eye coordination of the artist. Rather than a straight edge of a ruler or drafting tool.Freehand Drawing is not Mechanical or CADD drawing. It depends totally upon your Eye-Hand Coordination. In order to do Freehand, you will need total familiarization with all visual forms.You will need to learn... continue reading
Importance of backgrounds cannot be underestimated. They make the impression (first impression is the last impression, you know! :-)), they highlight the text/images, they attract readers, and they create an environment related to the subject.Usually, backgrounds are 'soft' - so that they do not interfere with reading. Of course, a "background" has to be "back-ground" only and should not override the subject matter.Here are a couple of examples of 'soft' backgrounds: But, there... continue reading
I am known as Zhanmusi Laoshi. I am a photographer in China. I attempt to capture the essence of Chinese traditional beauty as well as the juxtoposition of modern China with traditional cultural values. In my work you can discover the many sides of oriental culture and deep Chinese elements.In every photograph I attempt to bend time and space through light and shadows as well as earthy tones merging with modern technology. Most of the time we look for the fine line that divides one characteristic... continue reading
A new year always begins with new aspirations, new hopes, and new dreams... I am also feeling the same! :-)Towards the end of 2016, I am so happy to cross milestone of 300 uploads, and I am sharing a few of my abstract backgrounds with novel concept: Now, all above backgrounds are created by processing actual photographs of sky, captured while air travel. Below are the actual photographs, which themselves also can be used as background. Feeling like flying over bed... continue reading
Will time of sales, and you need to take something unusual. Abstract background banner has the advantage that it can combine with any goods and any text. They are simply universal. Need background in other dimensions? Try this extensive collection: Backgrounds and patterns continue reading
Modern abstract architecture is one of my photographic passions. Being an amateur photographer I am not perfect at it. But I would like to share 3 myths which I noticed prevent photo enthusiasts from shooting this exciting theme.You have to live in or visit big metropolis. Not true! Of course chances to find interesting angles and shapes are better in New York, Tokyo or Shanghai, but most of my own abstract architecture pictures I made in relatively small city of Vilnius, my hometown and capital... continue reading
A typical request by my clients is to remove backgrounds from images and replace them with stock photos. Usually, the client has an idea of what they’d like that new background to look like. Even so, I like to explore alternate backgrounds because sometimes they have a bigger impact or look more natural than the background(s) the client suggests.A few months ago, I worked on a pretty typical Photoshop and layout project. A client supplied several model shots. The images were photographed in... continue reading
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