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Old 12-27-2001, 08:19 AM
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Re: Cloth as background.............

I've found that there are a bunch of fabric/quilting/upholstery websites that have a wealth of fabric scans posted.

Most are usable for stuff that doesn't require really high res. At the very least, they provide a starting pattern for making your own backgrounds..........

I'll bet they have a lot more fabrics than you have in your closet *laugh*

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Old 12-27-2001, 08:58 AM
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hey wof

good idea. any links?
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Old 12-27-2001, 10:41 AM
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Kath,

There's a bit of cloth lurking in the archives that I posted some time ago. Can't remember where it came from.........
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Old 12-27-2001, 10:54 AM
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Part of my goal for the Archives is to have a section for backgrounds. Towards that one goal, I'd love it if people would send me interesting cloth scans. Same specs as for the rest.

And if someone can figure out how to take a flat cloth and make interesting folds and random ripples in it, let me know. We'll post it as a tutorial.
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Old 12-27-2001, 01:43 PM
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here are some fabric links wof emailed me, haven't gone yet. wonder if i can post a whole bunch of links in one fell swoop. will soon see nope one at a time here they come thanks wof

http://www.fabricattic.com/ http://www.fabricclub.com/store/Default.asp
http://www.fabricdirect.com/
http://www.fabricplace.com/scripts/
http://store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/natandab.htmlhttp://store.yahoo.com/phoenixtextiles/ http://www.equilter.com/ http://www.fabricmuseum.org/ http://www.fabricshed.com/ http://www.fabfabrics.com/

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Old 12-27-2001, 04:46 PM
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Thanks Kathleen,
some great links there. You've inspired me I'm off to see what I can find in the fabric stores.
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Old 01-05-2002, 09:27 AM
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studio background

Here is my own studio background that I painted myself that you are all free to use.. I had to make the jpg small to fit here but the image could be emailable if you need a larger one with better res.

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Old 01-05-2002, 04:22 PM
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The below image is of a piece of gray satin fabric that I scanned. To get the folds I just squished and pinned it before I laid it on the scanner bed. I randomly added a few filters-liquify,noise,pinch and a little lighting although the original scan was acceptable as is in my opinion. Also did some smudging and cloning. I really don't know where I'm going with this-it rather reminds me of the lining in a casket if you want the truth.
Once I scanned in some lace as a background for something bridal and that looked nice.You really don't have to have a fabric stash. You can use a piece of clothing or cutain or something that you have around the house if you like the pattern. Anyway, here 's the satin.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:37 AM
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Re: cloth as background

Making backgrounds to use in various projects can be great fun, I have a library of them now, made from fabrics, papers, leaves and flowers, your imaginations is the limit to the many and varied ways of doing this.

On the topic of moire patterning from printed images of fabric weave patterns here are a few tips.
These are cause by the scan head running across a pattern the runs at an angle to it.
So the scan head is horizontal and runs down the page vertically and the lines of the dots/weave are at angle.
So take successive scans twisting the copy slightly, say -10 degrees or so -at a time until the patterning is minimised.
Another way is to very lightly tap the scanner with your finger as the scan moves down,
This causes a slight blurring, use this in conjunction with the angling, and the pattern will be minimised eventually.
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