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Creating quality images

Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.      It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience, research, time, repetition, and a certain level of gear. Not necessary but extremely useful are tilt-shift lenses for still life photography.I guess this is obvious. If the quality of your image looks out of place when you... continue reading

Creative Backgrounds

Hi folks,I am at last getting back to work now with my photography and learning more about Photoshop.I must say it has given this 'old girl' a new lease of life.The last couple of weeks I've been trying to extend my creativity with Abstracts and Backgrounds with digital artwork, and I'm finding it fun, because I never know how something is going to turn out, or whether it could be useable for stock work.As they say 'you never know until you've tried'.I thought I would show one them here... continue reading

New ideas for textures and backgrounds

Hi everyone,I was thinking about some new ideas for backgrounds and textures, but also about images that can easily be incorporated into websites and magazines, and eve commercials. This time I took a more minimalistic approach, even artistic, to create those images.I came up with some interesting pictures of a tuna can from above, some office stuff and some coins. Since I'm still learning my here I have decided to share those ideas and see the reactions to them. I'm all for sharing and learning... continue reading

My new illustration (vector)

Hi! Offer you my new illustration (vector)          continue reading

'Soft' versus 'hard' backgrounds...

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

Checkered patterns and backgrounds

 Plaid patterns are still trendy and I know who is buying them.Buy in Scotland, which is incomprehensible to me, because they do have their own traditional and genuine. So what do the Scottish tartan patterns originating from a generator? It's a great vogue in Japan, and even in Asia. Can someone explain why Japanese schoolchildren wearing a plaid school uniform? I just do not understand. Around here where I live, it is customary to use a checkered tablecloths and curtains in... continue reading

The Conundrum of the Upper Right Corner in Web Design

Studies of user-behavior show, the upper right corner of a website is the area the human eye is least drawn to. This makes it a perfect spot for a contextual image, something users see, but don’t need to read. But who would shoot a picture like that?We Simply Read Left to Right and Top to BottomA majority of nations read left to right. We look to the upper left corner first, expecting key information such as the name of the website and the name of the individual page. We subsequently scan... continue reading

What Buyers Look For In Background Images

There is a great need for background images in the microstock industry, however, their uses can vary greatly so there is no real rule of thumb for producing background images. Instead, it can be helpful in understanding what buyers may be looking for. First of all, let's talk about how background images may be used. A web site may use a background image as a masthead, meaning the image will be wide and narrow. The entire web page may have a background. In these cases a repeating image may... continue reading

Street art makes for great backgrounds

Some of my best sellers are shots of street art in the streets of my home town Oslo. They make for great backgrounds and are popular with designers.Here are some of my favourite ones:         continue reading

Starting to upload concept art and digital backgrounds

I am starting to upload digital background. I want to upload all type of image which I can imagine.Taj Mahal In futureBeautiful forest sceneTropical mountain island              continue reading

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