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Create a Fantastically Colorful Background for Images
Under Photo Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
Lots of passport or ID photos have a blank background, which is too monotonic for some of you. If you would like to improve this, you can add some colorful effect for your image background.
Lots of monsters in movies are formed using different characteristics of animals. Using this idea, you can pick few animal images and extract their parts, then you can form a new species or your own monsters by photo manipulations.
There are various method to beautify your image, the most direct one is to add some lightings and simple shapes to make it full of contents. It is very important to choose right lighting style and objects to match with. Here is a nice simple for your reference.
In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to Create this Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements. Along the way, you will learn how you can apply layer masks to image adjustment layers to create this water color effect, as well as learning to blend texture and to use various elements to create great abstract effect.