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Old 11-16-2006, 12:57 AM
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Backdrops

Does anyone know how to make the backgrounds/backdrops used by the photographer on this website? (scroll down to see them)
http://www.digital-background.net/

He sells a video and tutorials, but I know it's only for Photoshop and I use PSPX. I am not looking for tutorials on how to make curtains, but just the nice plain digital backdrops.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:54 AM
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Re: Backdrops

Hi Queen,

here's a quick breakdown on how to make a backdrop similar to the 1st. (It looks a lot closer if you choose two grey tones that are nearer in tone to the two I chose).
  • Open a new document to size required.
  • Set foreground and background colours on your palette to your choice (I chose 2 shades of grey).
  • Apply clouds render filter.
  • Create new layer.
  • Make an eliptical selection on the new layer, then invert the selection.
  • Fill the selection (area outside elipse) with black.
  • Set Blend mode to Overlay.
  • Blur using Gaussian Blur (large radius).
  • Finally adjust layer opacity to taste.

You can get a whole lot of different looks by minor variations on this theme.

ie change foreground/background colours, use a gradient instead of the eliptical mask etc. etc. (see 2nd pic)
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File Type: jpg Backdrop1.jpg (84.9 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg Layers.jpg (12.2 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg BG2.jpg (90.6 KB, 39 views)

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:26 PM
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Re: Backdrops

This is mainly for PSP users. I downloaded the Clouds Plugin from here. Those of you with CS will already have it.

Open a new document and go to Effects/Plugins/Mura's Meister/Clouds...these are the settings I used: See first image.


Now add a new raster layer and fill this with a gradient as I've done here: See second image.


Now set this layer blend to soft light and adjust the opacity to suit. I adjusted mine to 70%. See 3rd image for finished backdrop.


Now to get the different colours I just went to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colourize and changed it! See 4th image.


The last image is a crop from a photo of a cousins niece. I separated her from the background she was on, added the backdrop and gave her a painted look. (This is half the size of the original)
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File Type: jpg Clouds plugin.jpg (66.1 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Second layer.jpg (18.3 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg Backdrop.jpg (10.8 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Backdrop1.jpg (11.6 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg Lindsay1.jpg (96.9 KB, 41 views)
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:58 PM
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Re: Backdrops

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate the time you both took help me out.

God Bless you
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:51 PM
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You're welcome.
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