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Old 01-05-2002, 09:02 AM
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free studio background

Here is a studio background that you can freely use. I painted it myself and although I had to make it a super compressed jpg it still looks fine.

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Old 01-05-2002, 09:19 AM
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Thanks, Gooch

It looks great. If you (or anyone) would like to make a higher-rez version of a background available, check out our Archives for submission details.
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Old 01-05-2002, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for your generous contribution Phil. Those types of backgrounds are great to use but I can never seem to get that soft cloudy look to mine.
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Old 01-05-2002, 06:14 PM
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It is very nice
I sure will use this. I have some pictures I just took of my family with a busy background and this will be perfect. Will be great practice for me to select/ paste (I sure need practice on this one!)....Thanks for sharing this!
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Old 01-06-2002, 10:37 AM
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Keep em comin !, Mr. Photophil bay-bee ! Would it be asking too much to make a version with a 12 jpg compression.
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Old 01-06-2002, 10:50 AM
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There have been alot of requests from members to create those types of backgrounds. Maybe you could do a tutorial on creating them.
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Old 01-07-2002, 10:50 AM
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I have sent a larger version to the archive along with an outdoor fall setting that I use both outdoors or as a digital drop in.
Both images are out of camera at 22"x33" and can be re-res'd and size to your needs.

As far as how to make the studio background.. I make all my backgrounds with a air-compressor sprayer with a piece of muslin laid out on my grass. The key is to spray first the bas then starting in the middle start spraying differnt spots.. keep the sprayer about 2 feet from the background. Use about 4-6 different colors and just let them blend together. The studio background was done with the following steps.

Sprayed the blue/grey back base..
sprayed lipstik pink in spots, white, lime and powder blue.
Then I went over the edges with the background paints again.
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Old 01-07-2002, 11:23 AM
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That's great Gooch. I'm sure there will be a big use of it. Thanks much.

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Old 01-07-2002, 12:09 PM
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I thought you created it in Photoshop. Guess I will have to turn on my compressor if I want to get that cloudy results you got.
Thanks for adding the hi-res and the other background. They sure are useful in this type work.
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Old 01-07-2002, 12:31 PM
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Are all the free backgrounds gone? I can't find em in the archives.
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Old 01-07-2002, 02:04 PM
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John,

Gotta give Doug time to get 'em up there. He's a busy man (at least that's what he says ).

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Old 01-07-2002, 02:46 PM
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O.K...............God ! My first marriage didn't last this long !
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Old 01-07-2002, 02:55 PM
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I thought you created it in Photoshop. Guess I will have to turn on my compressor if I want to get that cloudy results you got.
Here is one that I did in PS with the are (pirate talk) brush.. lots of layers and a render cloud
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:45 PM
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i too, thought #1 was a PS production, they're both fine and eminently usable; thanks Gooch. Gooch is fun to say, too, thanks for that. and your avatar is goochpooch.

i almost asked you what are brush is but after i said it a few times i figured it out. duh
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Old 01-08-2002, 06:44 AM
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One thing the airbrush and PS have showed me is that prior to painting a studio background... I usually redo 6 per year..
I can get a feel for it in PS. I have also noticed that with a little practice I should be able to duplicate my studio background effect in PS. I'm still learning for I only have had PS for 3 months.. I use to use corel prior to that.

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