Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Setting The Background
Using backgrounds to complement your nature photographs
Software like onOne Software’s PhotoFrame 4 Pro plug-in for Photoshop allows you to add hundreds of different borders and frames to your images. Other effects from PhotoFrame 4 Pro include backgrounds, textures and brushstrokes that can be easily integrated into your images.
If you’re looking to add more color and artistic backgrounds to your prints, there are royalty-free CDs from ZozArt— a collection of artwork on seven CDs from artist Dan Larsen. Each ZozArt CD contains 50 high-resolution images that are reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s work and can be used as backgrounds for your photos or as design elements. The designs vary per disc and include Streaks and Lines, Flowing Blobs, Drips, Waves, Small Bubbles and Large Bubbles, offering both vibrant and muted colors that look great behind your best prints.
By adding a border or a background by creating one in Photoshop, incorporating royalty-free stock art or using software, you can create a distinctive look for your images. Try stepping out of the bounds of what everyone else is doing and experiment to distinguish your photos from the rest—and adding a border, frame or background is a great start.
The onOne Software PhotoFrame 4 Pro plug-in is available for $259. The ZozArt Digital Background Images can be purchased individually for $49 (each CD is available for $399 or the full seven-disc set for $1,999).
Contact: onOne Software, (888) 968-1468, www.ononesoftware.com; ZozArt, (206) 427-3421, www.zozart.com.
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