Hi.Pick a beautiful pattern of red flowers. Pick a beautiful pattern of blue flowers. Pick a beautiful pattern of yellow flowers. Pick a beautiful pattern on your favorite background:Red background, Yellow background, Blue background, Green background. Show your favorite pattern.Thank you. continue reading
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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
When graphic designers or photographers create web backgrounds for sale to web designers, they often forget one fundamental problem of the internet – variable screen width. A website must look as good on a mobile phone as on a TV-size monitor, which often feels as like designing a pattern on chewing gum.The Cinderella of Design SolutionsWith such limited control over composition, one design solution stands out – the fade, or color gradient, if you wish. A 10-minute search here on Dreamstime... continue reading
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
The purpose of a background image extends far beyond just filling up free space. A creative background can draw viewers into your content and give them a head start by getting your message across undistorted. Here are some points to note before selecting your next background image: Natural ambienceThink of your text, logo or any such object in the foreground as the subject of a photograph. Do you want the subject to stand out? Or do you want it to blend in? This is a question you should ask... continue reading
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
I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate.Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving you false hopes due to the fact that they are now accessible and therefore ready/easy to sell.So how can we get good selling background images.I’d start with the preferred client of such content ...That user would... continue reading
This concept of finishing a project daily and rendering it out without over thinking or over judging yourself is by far the best idea I've seen since first day I started interesting in digital art. "One render a day keeps the artist block away" will not be a bold statement since its ease your way out to focus on creating something new everyday without getting bored or overwhelmed too much. It gives you freedom to move on, saves you from the fear of being criticized,... continue reading
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