Yellowed and chapped
Brown and clean paper texture
Wall painted with grunge colors
From the cover of an old book
Backgrounds are available already to buy on DepositPhotos and other microstock agencies.
Here are some brand new, high resolution backgrounds created with my new processing technique. As typical photo textures, straight from the camera may seem easy to get, they need to be -found somewhere- and differ from all that stuff which already exists in microstock libraries. And because in my work I use different tools to achieve some specific results I decided to merge several of them to create better quality texture with less camera noise or distorsions, higher resolution and more original look.
To create those four backgrounds I started with plain photos or scanned images of paper. Then in Photoshop I’ve created an Action to save the time. That action rescales the image to larger size, performs some cleaning and image enhancing operations. Then it scales back the picture to the previous size or a bit larger depending on the quality.
Normally I would stop at this moment. Thus to improve the picture and change the perspective to “could it look better?” I load it into Lightroom and try to use some of filters already created thanks to my Project 365. Few clicks and it’s clean and ready. Because all the new textures are also additionally digitally painted and textured, this step is necessary for me to mix between a photo and graphics look.
Now straight from the Lightroom back into the Photoshop, to check and balance some incidental levels or sharpness changes, switch to 8 bit, sRGB palette and save.
Still I haven’t used my magic weapon ;)
Here are two new illustrations covering the conceptual approach to the section sign known as a law metaphor. Those images support previously designed concepts in Law symbol travesty – paragraph and 3D human concepts enhanced versions. Good for Law Day at 01 May or various legal issues.
Why there are so many with this one subject? Because buyers need not good only but also fresh images and ideas.
There are still new concepts coming when I work on them. If the design idea is born it has to get out of my head, get accomplished some other way or just trashed. Inspiration needs to be used right away or it will pass. Each next dead idea can lead to inspiration loss and that isn’t probably what I want ;).
These graphics can be found for example on Shutterstock: paragraph selection, Fotolia paragraphs selection or Dreamstime paragraph collection.
For more sources view my Stock portfolio page.
The search engine interface improved. Wow that’s really cool feature!
Smooth and clean scrolling.
Now You can get closer look through out the found images and preview these without hassle of zooming every single picture.
A quick way to compare and choose images. Nice done, useful thing for buyers and contributors also. Just go to Dreamstime.com , enter search phrase – then click FLASH BROWSER icon and check it out.
Also you can read forum thread here.
Beautiful wonderland, wide open space of Cappadocia, small population density… that’s what I like.
That space and silence is just amazing, I’ve took many photos there and that was just a typical short trip. Every single place there can bring thousands of great shots. Fairyland views…
It was a cloudy day and I thought there will be only a tiny chance to uncover a bit of Cappadocia’s land relief but at last! the sun started to look out through the clouds, showing great varied terrain surface.
Above link to Shutterstock
Don’t know how it happened I took just one lens.. fortunately it was a wide angle. It’s been near two years ago and I hope to visit those beautiful places in Turkey again in the near future.
Beautiful rock-cut churches
Crazy bus rides
What to write more.. just travel there and see it for yourself :)!