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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photography basics and how to use your camera from the Alana Lee Photography blog

Photography Basics: My Top 3 Camera Menu Settings

I’m often asked for tips on how to use a camera, how to get the best images using a digital camera and what is the secret to taking great photographs. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips and techniques here on my blog, so be sure to follow along if you want to learn some insider tips on how you can take the best photographs using your digital camera!

Let’s kick off this series with my top 3 camera menu settings.

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