FREE Portrait Backgrounds Collection ~ Post Them Here!

NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
edited June 2016 in Art Studio

As many of you know, SereneNight and I posted free backgrounds in my Art Studio thread. (Yes, they're buried in there somewhere.)

I really liked the style of SereneNight's backgrounds, and asked if she would make more of them. And we both wanted to have them handy for everyone to use, so obviously both of our threads wouldn't work as we're both very active posters and the backgrounds would get buried again.  So this solves that problem!

 SereneNight has generously got the ball rolling with ONE HUNDRED free portrait backgrounds. (Yes, WOW!)  These are 719 x 809 and 72dpi. That size is wonderful for portraits but you can even elongate them/stretch them for long horizontal scenes!  Add Ron's brushes to them or other postwork, there's unlimited possibilities! 

EDIT: If you want to post render examples of the backgrounds that you've used, or are contributing, that would be fun!

And we'd love to have your help to build the Free Portrait Backgrounds Collection. First:

1. THESE MAY NOT BE RESOLD. THE ORIGINATING ARTIST RETAINS ALL COPYRIGHT / OWNERSHIP.

2. NO SIGNATURES OR MARKS ON THE BACKGROUNDS. Follow SereneNight's examples.

3. If you contribute backgrounds,  please post the dimensions. We recommend the 719 x 809 as the minimum size for each side. 

4. No scenes- this is the portrait collection. Gradients / borders  are the primary focus. 

Enjoy! 

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight: 719 x 809 on all of these. 

     

    Autumn_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
    Autumn_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 127K
    Autumn_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
    Autumn_04jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 124K
    Autumn_05jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 123K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Autumn_06jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Autumn_07jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
    Autumn_08jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
    BabyBlue_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    BabyBlue_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    BabyBlue_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 114K
    babychick_1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 117K
    babychick_2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 124K
    babychick_3.jpg
    719 x 809 - 129K
    Blue_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 138K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Blue_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 133K
    Blue_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 136K
    Blue-Bluey_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
    Blue-Bluey_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 115K
    Blue-Gray_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 121K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Blue-Gray_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 110K
    Blue-Gray_darker.01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    Blue-Gray_darker.02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Blue-Light.01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Blue-Light.02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Blue-Light.03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    Brown_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 133K
    Brown_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
    Brown_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Brown_04.jpg
    719 x 809 - 124K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Brown_05.jpg
    719 x 809 - 113K
    Brown_06.jpg
    719 x 809 - 112K
    ConfederateGray_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 104K
    ConfederateGray_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 112K
    ConfederateGray_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    ConfederateGray_Unionblue1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 126K
    ConfederateGray_Unionblue2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 118K
    ConfederateGray_Unionblue3.jpg
    719 x 809 - 118K
    ConfederateGray_Unionbluejpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 100K
    FeelingBlue2.02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 112K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    FeelingBluer.02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 115K
    Funky01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Funky02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 127K
    Gray_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 110K
    Gray_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 91K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Gray_06jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
    Gray_07.jpg
    719 x 809 - 86K
    Gray_09.jpg
    719 x 809 - 86K
    Gray_011.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
    Gray_096jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 121K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

    Green_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 123K
    Green_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Green_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Green_05.jpg
    719 x 809 - 118K
    Green_07.jpg
    719 x 809 - 115K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    SereneNight

     

    GreenArmy1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 124K
    GreenArmy2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 125K
    Green-Dark1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 86K
    Green-Dark2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 112K
    Lilac_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 113K
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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Lilac_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 110K
    Lilac_05.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
    Lilac_06.jpg
    719 x 809 - 109K
    Lilac_07.jpg
    719 x 809 - 108K
    Me_Too_1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 120K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Me_Too_2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 123K
    Novica_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 121K
    Novica_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 114K
    Novica_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 109K
    Pale_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 85K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Pale_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 111K
    Peach_Gray01jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 113K
    Peach_Gray02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 115K
    Peach_Gray03jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 118K
    Pink_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Pink_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    Pink_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 129K
    Pink_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    pinky_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 110K
    RealJazzy-1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    RealJazzy-1.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
    RealJazzy-2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 116K
    RealJazzy-3.jpg
    719 x 809 - 128K
    ReallyRed.jpg
    719 x 809 - 130K
    ReallyRed_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 131K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    ReallyRed_2.jpg
    719 x 809 - 130K
    Rust_Gray_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 121K
    Rust_Gray_04.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
    Rust_Green_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 123K
    Rust_Green_02jpg.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Sarge_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 131K
    Sarge_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 123K
    Smiley_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 127K
    Smiley_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 122K
    Smiley_03.jpg
    719 x 809 - 121K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    Sunkist_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 129K
    Sunkist_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 132K
    tangerine_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 131K
    Teal_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 135K
    Teal_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 134K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    SereneNight

    UgliestColorInWorld_01.jpg
    719 x 809 - 130K
    UgliestColorInWorld_02.jpg
    719 x 809 - 119K
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    Okay, done! You can post now.

  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 15,077

    Thanks Novica! My backgrounds are free for commercial use, no attribution required. Enjoy them. 

  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,891

    I have 2 I am happy to offer.

     

    Dimensions:  2000 x 1500 and 1600 x 2000

     

    Free for commercial use.  Enjoy

    Blurry Background April, 2016 sm.jpg
    2000 x 1500 - 350K
    Bokeh Background May 2016 sm.jpg
    1600 x 2000 - 282K
  • FistyFisty Posts: 3,415

    Here's some grungy parchment kinda backgrounds, 1000x1300 and 1000x1000.  Free for amost any use (don't pack them up unaltered and sell it somewhere as a set of backgrounds 'cause that would be sucky.)

    #4 is kinda neat, three variations on that one depending on how you want the scratches.  The black and white (4c) version you can use over anything, set the layer to screen.

    FD-Grunge_01.png
    1000 x 1300 - 2M
    FD-Grunge_01_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 2M
    FD-Grunge_02.png
    1000 x 1300 - 2M
    FD-Grunge_02_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 1M
    FD-Grunge_03.png
    1000 x 1300 - 2M
    FD-Grunge_03_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 1M
  • FistyFisty Posts: 3,415
    edited June 2016

    Here's #4

    FD-Grunge_04a.png
    1000 x 1300 - 1M
    FD-Grunge_04a_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 1M
    FD-Grunge_04b.png
    1000 x 1300 - 1M
    FD-Grunge_04b_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 1002K
    FD-Grunge_04c.png
    1000 x 1300 - 760K
    FD-Grunge_04c_Sq.png
    1000 x 1000 - 572K
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  • Serene NightSerene Night Posts: 15,077

    These are all awesome! I love backgrounds, since I Render on a laptop and my short works are much improved by not having to use an environment. I like all of them. Thanks guys!

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617

    Here are a couple I whipped up.

    The Abstract Vector background was made following a tutorial on Youtube.

     

    VectorBackground.jpg
    1920 x 1080 - 745K
    Gradient1.jpg
    5184 x 3456 - 2M
    Gradient2.jpg
    5184 x 3456 - 2M
    Gradient3.jpg
    5184 x 3456 - 2M
  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654

    I have 2 I am happy to offer.

    Kismet2012, take a peek at your background used by Barbult. Looks awesome!

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 21,654
    edited June 2016

    Thanks Fisty and dHandle!

    I tested a squares one on a portrait I already had loaded, I like it, so I'll do some more. I am also posting my notes here, if you have Corel Photo Paint you can use this formula. Or, get an idea using PhotoShop or whatever program you use.

    Size: 1000 x 1000.  Start with a darker color than you want, for example the first one was actually a medium/dark slate blue! It will lighten a lot.

    Effects>Texture>Brick Wall. Settings: Roughness 31   Width 116   Height 73    Grout 19   Light Direction  315

    Effects>Creative>Smoked Glass: White.  Tint 62   Blur 100

    Effects>Blur> Gaussian Blur  6.0 

    The brick colored ones had a light gray, and a darker gray, instead of white. I also changed the Gaussian Blur to 3.0.

    brick116.73G19.jpg
    1000 x 1000 - 161K
    ElijahRendo5.jpg
    536 x 500 - 178K
    brick116.73G19Olive.jpg
    1000 x 1000 - 156K
    brick116.73G19Brick2.jpg
    1000 x 1000 - 145K
    brick116.73G19Brick.jpg
    1000 x 1000 - 146K
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