As this year’s holiday season is approaching, I have uploaded a couple of new Xmas themed free images. They will be appearing on the site in the next couple of days so stay tuned.
As holidays are approaching here is a quick tutorial on how to create a blurred out of focus lights background for your project.
1) Create a new file with a black background and the needed size;
2) Add a transparent layer on top of the background;
3) Add a new layer on top of the transparent layer and fill it up with a colored gradient. Right click on it (the gradient layer in Layers panel) and select Create Clipping Mask;
4) Go to the transparent layer and with a brush of the needed shape paint the lights using white. The colors of the above gradient layer will apply to the lights.
If you want to make the background more colored than black you can apply steps 3 and 4 to it also, but painting with a thicker or irregular brush and with less transparency.
A nice video showing image scanning and post processing in 1987.
The website was started with around 600 images from my personal collection that have been made during some of my trips in Europe.
Here are some statistics of the website after it’s first year:
Besides photography I am also a big fan of aviation world. I have quite a few images with aircrafts so I selected a few to release under public domain.
As some of our visitor are using the images in educational purposes I have assembled a list of links and some collections for quick access to images related to education or that can be used in school projects.
This is both aimed to students and teachers.
List will be updated as more areas are added.
Here it follows.
I have done some updates during the past few days.
Since the website was started in April last year:
Total Downloads = 18760
Total Views = 206335
Total Photos = 1407