Images that can be used as backgrounds/backdrops
When we compose an image, we often check (we should check) the background, to make sure it’s not too busy to distract from the subject.
But how about images that can serve as backgrounds, as backdrops for composites or book cover designs, and so on?
Here are a few examples of images that can be used as backgrounds:
Blurry (out of focus) scenes – Bokeh
A gradient of soft colors (not vivid colors) – think ‘smooth transition’ of colors, of shadows-light, etc:
Texture/Surface – only if there is not too much contrast.
Here are a few examples of what might not make a great background image:
Out of focus image, but the colors (red and yellow) are still pretty bright; there’s also a variety of various colors (not a gradient)
Patterns but increased contrast and colors (in this case, black and white)
Patterns and text, and increased contrast
These are only a few examples. Also, especially with images used in advertising, like book covers and the like, only part of the image has to make a good background. So example, the sky above a city skyline or the sky above a landscape, and so on. You can check out more of those images here.
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