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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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Quote:
Originally posted by DJ Dubovsky
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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Old 01-08-2002, 07:07 AM
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Thanks very much for posting the backgrounds

I have already put it to good use, can't wait for the hi-rez versions,
click here if you want to see how I have used it

http://home.attbi.com/~cendres3/imag...groundcopy.jpg

Thanks again Phil - Carl
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:34 AM
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looks great!! The big images are in the archive as of today so enjoy!!
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Old 01-12-2002, 12:31 PM
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Here's a start with some basic generic backgrounds. When I practice I use a small canvas size at 72 because sometimes with all of the filters the file can get out of hand.Anyway here's the recipe I followed in PS6 for the one I attached.

1.Make a new RGB canvas with a white background
2.Have your colors set to default
3. Apply Filter>Render>Clouds
4. Apply Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur-about 3
5.Apply Image>Adjust> Hue/Sat to get a tint of your choice.
Be certain to click the monochromatice button
6.Apply Filter>Brush Stroke>Cross Hatch 3 times.


Another basic technique is as follows:
1. Create a new RGB canvas as above.
2. Select Filter>Noise>Add Noise amount at about 50. Use Gaussian and Mono
3.Duplicate layer and add a gaussian blur
4.Add tint as above
5. Create additional effects with Filter>Distort> Ripple
or use Pixelate,Artistic StrokesLiquify etc.

Make certain that you jot down your setting as you proceed because it's so easy to forget how you create an effect sometimes.Also,you can always make an action for particular backgrounds you want to repeat but with some minor variations.

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Old 01-12-2002, 01:06 PM
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Went to the archives and looked through all 8 pages and couldn't find them. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Paulette
Hey looks good. I will have to try that. Like the texture with them.
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Old 01-15-2002, 06:21 PM
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So what ever happened to the hi-res versions? They don't show up in the archive pages. Is there some other archive I'm not aware of?
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Old 01-15-2002, 07:23 PM
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gback2.jpg is in the Archive (don't go by page number, or even URL, those change, but the filenames stay the same and are listed alphabetically). I think there's another one, but Phil will have to clue us in on that one.
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Old 01-15-2002, 07:56 PM
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OK I found it but if I went by his up load file name I wouldn't have. The thumbnails make it look like a very bad retouch photo so I kept missing it. Don't see the other one at all. Thanks again for leading my by the hand Doug.
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Old 01-16-2002, 06:42 AM
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gback2.jpg and goochout.jpg are both at this time on page 6
Both images are right out of camera so you can make them any res you would like. These are shq jpegs that I normally change the res to 250 on and have no problems with 16x20 images.
The outdoor background has been a real life saver in fall since usually we only get 1 week of shootable weather. Then it is usually too cold or windy.

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Old 01-16-2002, 07:45 AM
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Well, am I ever embarrassed. I was looking for 2 smokey backdrops and just thoght that was a photo some one submitted. That's a beautiful scene. The other one I had trouble finding because in the thumbnail size it kind of looked like a nasty restoration job. Well, sorry but I guess that clears it up for anyone else who has trouble finding them also. Thanks again Phil. That scenery is really nice.
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Re: free studio background

thanks you
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