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Old 10-19-2006, 01:45 AM
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Hi,
I was wondering if any of you knew how I can make backgrounds? or download some? I know this sounds like a DUH question, but what I am after is the type of backgrounds you see used in professional studios; the different colors with a little texture... something I can make in PSPX. I like to take the person off the original background and use something more "studio like" at times.

I hope that makes sense.

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Old 10-19-2006, 06:04 AM
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Re: Backgrounds

You can get textures backgrounds at:
http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
http://www.psicosonic.net/index.php?...ae414bcf2#zona
http://www.morguefile.com/

Not sure if that is what you are loking for

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:33 AM
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Re: Backgrounds

Try this link and at the bottom of the page, click textures.
http://www.mjhunt.com/backdrops.html
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:32 PM
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Re: Backgrounds

A local technique:
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=66

This was a recent prize in one of our contests:
http://www.digitalanarchy.com/backdr...drop_main.html
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:56 PM
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Re: Backgrounds

hmmmm, 6 links here and i havent seen a one posted in the library...hmmm... i'm really going to have to speak to your teachers about this
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:07 PM
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Re: Backgrounds

Hi QueenBrownShuga.

This is not a 'Duh question' at all. In fact it is a very common problem. Finding suitable backgrounds can be an endless search and waste a lot of time.

This is one reason why I have been pleading for more pictures in Our Archive. If we had a collection of backgrounds here at RetouchPro it could save a lot of time searching.

Has anyone got a nice studio setup that they could shoot (without a model) or maybe pictures inside old buildings (staircases, windows, pillars etc)

There is a thread to help with the upload here
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/web...e-archive.html

Thanks.

Ken.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:27 PM
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Re: Backgrounds

Wow! Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. I will upload some of them if it permissible, by the owner...I'll check.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:34 PM
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Re: Backgrounds

Here's another source for portrait backgrounds that may be adapted to your digital efforts.

http://www.owens-originals.com/
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