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Using A Digital Paper As A Background

The background for this still life photograph is a printed out digital paper. The subtle French overlay and slightly grunged canvas are perfect for this image.

Leslie Nicole still life using a printed out digital paper.

I just finished the Vintage Rose Medley digital paper pack this week, so I've been printing out pages on my Epson 3880 ink jet printer. The printout is on the Epson Archival Matte Paper and I'm really pleased with the results. I used the A3 size which is just slightly smaller than the full 12 inches by 12 inches of the papers.

One of the printouts was perfect as a background for this little vintage study. It's a different way to work! I would normally photograph against a white or light colored background and then place the texture in Photoshop. I wonder if this would still be considered a textured image!

Image Details:

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 60mm macro
  • ISO 320 (an oversiht — I would normally put this at 100 for tripod work.)
  • F/9.0, 1/20 second
  • Processed with *Topaz Labs Clarity filter(I think it was wedding / toast)
  • I then used NIK Color Efex Pro 4 Detail Enhancer and selectively applied the results. It did help the detail in the background.

* Topaz Labs Filters is an affiliate link. I get a small commission from any sales resulting from a click from this site (at no extra cost to you.) I really do love these filters. Nearly all of my own images use one of these filters. Thank you for supporting the site!

Vintage Rose Medley digital paper pack with C. Klein roses.

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