Perfect Calm - A Petite Background Collection
The Perfect Calm Petite Background Collection features 1 painted clouds background in 12 color tones which you can easily blend with your subjects who are on ground or water level. The background can even be used as a portrait background, as shown in the owl example. Mix the colors together by using masking and different layer modes to create your own unique color tones and looks for your art. For wildlife, domestic animals, people, and more of your favorite subjects, these will help you bring the focus onto your subject and go from snapshot to art in just a few minutes!
Use these textured backgrounds "as is" to add a painterly feel to your photographs by placing them on a layer under your subject and masking away the subject's original background. Using your transform tool in your software, you can stretch them and position them exactly where you need them for your art. You can also use these textures as overlay layers to enhance existing photos or to add unique color tones throughout your artistic images. These also make wonderful beginning backgrounds for your digital paintings!
This collection contains a total of 12 resources, all for one low price. Download is presented as ONE (1) large zip file. Textures are 6000x6000 pixels in size and are large size JPG files. Due to the large file size, the download may take several minutes to complete, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
I always wondered what I might do with this photo. It's been sitting for years on my hard drive, and when I stumbled upon it this morning, I thought it might work well for this background. Because I designed the bottom part of the background to be very smooth, it was easy to blend him in on ground level with the background. I was careful and gentle with the masking on the bottom to allow the grass to show, so he would be grounded well. I think the clouds provide him with a much more pleasing background than the original photo!
I wanted to try one of the darker versions of the background, which is perfect for those nocturnal subjects. I pulled one of my photos of Ollie, a favorite wild barred owl I followed for many years. Of course, the photo was taken in the daytime. But it transformed nicely into a night version with this dark version of the background. I duplicated the background and placed it on top in multiply mode, at about 30%. Then I masked away the upper part of that layer, to keep her face and neck feathers nicely lit.