vintage painterly style botanical background image of peony flowers

Use Floral Art to Decorate Interiors

Floral prints and motifs have been a favorite interior design trend throughout the ages. From the rich toned classical floral paintings of the old masters to modern art – flowers have always been prominent and beloved decor theme. From fabric, to wallpaper, to fresh floral arrangements there are so many ways to use floral art to decorate interiors.

 

I must have flowers, always and always ~ Claude Monet

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vintage painterly style botanical background image of peony flowers

How To Use Digital Backgrounds, Overlays and Textures For Photography

Why use digital backgrounds in Photoshop?

Using digital backgrounds, overlays and textures is a great way to add interest to your photography images, without the expense of purchasing backdrops or requiring a tonne of space to store your fabric or canvas backdrops. By using overlays, textures and digital backgrounds you can also change the overall mood and color tone of your image or add things that were not originally there like pretty skies, light flares, snowflakes, falling leaves, smoke or clouds, grunge or other interesting textures on backdrops or even completely different scenes! In this tutorial I will use botanical inspired digital backgrounds and overlays from my Peony Collection to demonstrate a couple of the most common ways I use digital backgrounds and overlays to add interest to a portrait in Photoshop.

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Alana Lee Photography: Digital background textures and overlays for photographers and photoshop

Add Interest to Photos using Textures

I’m often asked how do I create my backgrounds for studio portraits. An easy way to add interest to images is by using a digital texture or overlay with Photoshop or your favorite photo editing software. By using digital textures I can avoid purchasing expensive canvas, fabric or paper backgrounds thus saving money and space in my studio. This keeps my photo shoot production costs down and enables me to offer more variety and pass along savings to my clients.

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