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Old 04-14-2005, 07:18 AM
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Help needed creating background using Photoshop or Painter

Hi

What brush in painter or photoshop creates a good background, what does everyone use here.

Just wondered anyway if anyone had any tips.

Philip

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Old 04-14-2005, 05:35 PM
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Hi

What brush in painter or photoshop creates a good background, what does everyone use here.

Just wondered anyway if anyone had any tips.

Philip
Making a background possibilities
* In Painter, try Sponge > Sponge (with large brush size)
* In Photoshop I often use an action I wrote (see attachment) that uses all the colors in the image. Sometimes this works, sometimes not.
* If you have the Impressionist pluging, an effect to try is Chalk > Chunky Strokes and increase the brush size to 150-200%

In the second attachment I used a combination of the last two suggestions.

Are these the kinds of ideas/suggestions you were looking for?

~Danny~
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:04 AM
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Cheers Danny again for the help,

I'll have a go with the action and the impressionist plugin. Trouble with art world, so many possibilities , so little time lol.

Phil
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:27 AM
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Vasu Background brushes

Sorry, only just saw this thread

Thanks for that action btw, Danny!

I mostly use 'Vasu' portrait-background brush (set to brush 454), free from Adobe (http://www.adobexchange.com). Just register and you get free access. Once you're in, over on the left search for 'Vasu' in 'Find' and 'Photoshop files' from the drop-down menu and it comes up with his marble brush and his Portrait background brush. The beauty of it is you can make your background any colour(s), density etc

Gilly

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Old 04-17-2005, 09:08 PM
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Look for the title "stuff you can do with clouds" Doug has a lot of cool things in here that can be adapted or used outright for backgrounds.

Studio > Scratch Pad > Stuff you can do with clouds

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