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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    I did a few more different gradients using the RedYellowCracks.jpg that I posted above as the base.  I used different gradients and I had to change some of the colors on the cracks themselves so the colors stood out and didn't get washed out.  There are two green ones and the difference is very subtle, but there is a difference.  The first was an accident as I had a double layer showing on one of the cracks layers when I exported from GIMP. I fixed that in the second green one, but I couldn't figure out which I liked better so you get both!

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,572

    Very nice, love the variety!!!

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    I found some really nice balloon brushes on DeviantArt by superlibbie and thought I'd make a few kid friendly backgrounds while I was at it since there are a lot of us using Zev0's Growing Up Morphs for creating kids.  I think I really like the ones with the balloons going up just one side the best and I might make some more in different primary colors tomorrow.  The good thing is that I'm really learning how to use my pallettes, gradients and brushes in GIMP.

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171

    Thanks for looking Novica, the Blues you posted are very nice.

  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171

    I found some really nice balloon brushes on DeviantArt by superlibbie and thought I'd make a few kid friendly backgrounds while I was at it since there are a lot of us using Zev0's Growing Up Morphs for creating kids.  I think I really like the ones with the balloons going up just one side the best and I might make some more in different primary colors tomorrow.  The good thing is that I'm really learning how to use my pallettes, gradients and brushes in GIMP.

    Knittingmommy, those balloon backgrounds are amazing, the purple one with balloons up the side is my favorite.

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    Kharma said:

    I found some really nice balloon brushes on DeviantArt by superlibbie and thought I'd make a few kid friendly backgrounds while I was at it since there are a lot of us using Zev0's Growing Up Morphs for creating kids.  I think I really like the ones with the balloons going up just one side the best and I might make some more in different primary colors tomorrow.  The good thing is that I'm really learning how to use my pallettes, gradients and brushes in GIMP.

    Knittingmommy, those balloon backgrounds are amazing, the purple one with balloons up the side is my favorite.

    Yeah, I kind of like how that one turned out myself!  Thanks.  My render is still going so I'll be in GIMP today again making some more kid friendly backgrounds I thought of last night after I shut GIMP down.

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2016

    Okay, since I was in a kid friendly mode, I made some Blackboard type backgrounds perfect for those school portraits in both a 'clean' and 'dirty' version.  I did these at 1500 x 1000 just because chalkboards are usually landscaped.  Let me know if anyone wants to see anything more specific with anything I make.  I'm open to suggestions.  I can't guarantee I'll know how to do what you want, but I'm willing to try.  I've included blank chalkboards in both clean and dirty versions if anyone wants to use them as a starting point for their own backgrounds or to use as is.  Free for commercial use, no credit needed.

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2016

    Set 2 for the Black Chalkboards...

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2016

    Green Chalkboards set 1...

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2016

    Green Chalkboards set 2...

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    dHandle said:

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

    Oh that is wonderful, love it and my fave color !   Which program did you do that in?

    @Knittingmommy, the chalkboards are fabulous...too cute!

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617
    Kharma said:
    dHandle said:

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

    Oh that is wonderful, love it and my fave color !   Which program did you do that in?

    @Knittingmommy, the chalkboards are fabulous...too cute!

    I used Photoshop CC.  I looked up...um..."Photoshop Glittery (or Sparkly...I forget)  Background Tutorials" on Youtube, and just followed along.

    Here's the link.

    (It was sparkly...)

    smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH0PUwjA5DA

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,572

    Very nice Knittingmommy and dHandle! The sparkly does look sparkly!

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    So, I made a slight goof with my chalkboards and accidentally used a texture in there that I shouldn't have.  It was a real easy fix and I uploaded the new chalkboards, but if anyone happened to download the previous version, please kindly delete those and download the new set in that same post up above.  I accidentally used a texture on the chalkboard that wasn't approved for commercial use and I don't want to get anyone in trouble because of my error.  The new files are up and the corrected files are definitely appropriate for commercial use.  The upside is that the clean version of the chalkboards are a little bit cleaner than the old versions.  I'm so sorry about the error.  It does show that it pays to always double check where you get textures that you may use in creating things that you are allowing others to use, especially if you are giving permission for them to be used in commercial projects.

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    edited June 2016

    I was in GIMP again playing with brushes and learning all sorts of things.  I liked how these stars turned out.  I hope someone can use them.

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    And some splattered backgrounds.  The differences are sublte with these.  I like the intense ones slightly better, but the slightly muted ones might be better depending on the look you want.

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    And a few more splatters...

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  • 3Diva3Diva Posts: 11,087

    These are fantastic! Thank you!! :D

  • dHandledHandle Posts: 617

    This was posted recently in the Freebies forum by Renderguy.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/88801/renderguyny-s-freebies#latest

    110 free abstract backgrounds.

    http://www.renderguyny.com/Abstract_Backgrounds.zip 

    We are going to have to render like mad to use even a fraction of these!

    smiley

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110

    Last batch for awhile, maybe.  I was playing with some lights and shadows and trying to figure out they work with the different layers.

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  • DustRiderDustRider Posts: 2,534
    edited June 2016

    I just wanted to say thanks to Novica for the fantastic thread!! This is huge for non-artist Photoshop Neanderthals like me blush

    I also wanted to thank Knittingmommy, one of your backgrounds rotated 90 degrees was just perfect for this render!!

    (Sorry for just posting a link to the render, but I didn't want to mess up this great thread with my render)

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    DustRider said:

    I just wanted to say thanks to Novica for the fantastic thread!! This is huge for non-artist Photoshop Neanderthals like me blush

    I also wanted to thank Knittingmommy, one of your backgrounds rotated 90 degrees was just perfect for this render!!

    (Sorry for just posting a link to the render, but I didn't want to mess up this great thread with my render)

    Oh, wow!  Thanks for letting me know.  I really like that render!  

  • RuphussRuphuss Posts: 2,631

    this should be stickied for constant resource

    thx novica

     

  • DustRiderDustRider Posts: 2,534
    DustRider said:

    I just wanted to say thanks to Novica for the fantastic thread!! This is huge for non-artist Photoshop Neanderthals like me blush

    I also wanted to thank Knittingmommy, one of your backgrounds rotated 90 degrees was just perfect for this render!!

    (Sorry for just posting a link to the render, but I didn't want to mess up this great thread with my render)

    Oh, wow!  Thanks for letting me know.  I really like that render!  

    Thanks, and sorry. I just realized I forgot to credit you in my gallery post. I just fixed it so you get credit for your great background!

  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 8,110
    DustRider said:
    DustRider said:

    I just wanted to say thanks to Novica for the fantastic thread!! This is huge for non-artist Photoshop Neanderthals like me blush

    I also wanted to thank Knittingmommy, one of your backgrounds rotated 90 degrees was just perfect for this render!!

    (Sorry for just posting a link to the render, but I didn't want to mess up this great thread with my render)

    Oh, wow!  Thanks for letting me know.  I really like that render!  

    Thanks, and sorry. I just realized I forgot to credit you in my gallery post. I just fixed it so you get credit for your great background!

    Well, thank you.  That was very nice, but not required.  Always appreciated, though.  :)

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,572
    dHandle said:

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

    I'd like to see one in an olive/drab green, one in a brown, one in a blue (if you have time.) I'd like to get "collections" going. Thanks so much for participating and for the sparklies- it really does look sparkly!

    DustRider and Ruphuss- you're very welcome. Thank you to everyone who chips in and helps. I can't possibly cover all the varieties (I'm trying to work on my book so I can only do this a little bit at a time.) 

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,572
    edited June 2016

    FILL 6 With Smoked Glass

    Well, by a happy accident, I did some slatted bars. Makes me mad though, the gradient boxes keep disappearing today after I save or export, so I can't ever duplicate them and just switch out colors. Worked fine a few days ago. Oh well, you get a variety. 

    I've got Fill 6 done (yes, there are Fill 4 and Fill 5, the order doesn't really matter, I started playing with this one and really REALLY like the results so going ahead and posting them for you today.)  Here's what it is, in Corel Photo Paint:

    Did the gradient fills. First is Fill 6, use it to do other effects on top of it. (or any of these. You'll see what cool effects you can by layering. Next I'll add linen.)

    Then did Smoked Glass 25, then next one 50, then 65. The higher the number, the more "fog" there is to soften the background. ANYONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE A GRAPHICS PROGRAM EVER WANTS ME TO SMOKE GLASS A BACKGROUND YOU HAVE, LET ME KNOW. This was with white. 

    Showing you the 65, the most subtle.

     

     

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  • NovicaNovica Posts: 23,572
    edited June 2016

    Fill 6 With Smoked Glass and Linen

    Took the above (Fill 6, Smoked Glass) and added Linen. 42 then 62, then 82, then 100

    Wait till you see what it looks like when I add Elephant Skin on top of it. Very ELEgant! (Couldn't resist.) 

    Showing you the 42, the darkest one, and 100, the lightest. CLICK TO ENLARGE. These are 300, Originals 1000 x 1000.

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  • KharmaKharma Posts: 3,171
    Novica said:
    dHandle said:

    @Kharma - This is about as close to sparkly as I could manage.  I'll keep working on it.

    Let me know you you would like other color schemes.

     

    I'd like to see one in an olive/drab green, one in a brown, one in a blue (if you have time.) I'd like to get "collections" going. Thanks so much for participating and for the sparklies- it really does look sparkly!

    DustRider and Ruphuss- you're very welcome. Thank you to everyone who chips in and helps. I can't possibly cover all the varieties (I'm trying to work on my book so I can only do this a little bit at a time.) 

    I've been trying to do some worthy of contributing, it gives me an opportunity to learn more about PSPX8  which I  just upgraded to and also moved up from Ps CS2 to Ps CS6

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