Background textures and images are a great way to give
originality to your bulletins, invitations, slide shows,
postcards, websites, etc. Think of using an image as a background, a bulletin notice,
etc. Why pay for those expensive specialty papers when you can make
probably already have a photo editing program that lets you change the
appearance of an image to make your own invitations, greeting or notes.
are a few examples of background images with a duplicate, adapted copy
cropped and lightened to allow for text. This is a simple method of
creating your own stationary.
a photo editing program (I've used The Print Shop 22), pick any
photo and paste into your program. Depending upon your software,
adapt the instructions below to make your own stationary.
Try placing a white text box over an image
to create a border so that only a
small portion of the outside of the image is showing.
Why not try blurring
an entire image or a small portion to use as a
to use text colour to co-ordinate with your background colours.
For download, I've included many close-ups of every day
items, perfect for background use. Have you ever thought of using a close-up of stone?
marble? carpeting? textiles? How about metal, wood,
think of using a filter to change the appearance of an
image? Many photo editing
software will provide you with filters to enhance, colour,
blur, etc. your image for a totally different appearance.
is the original image
of autumn Maple leaves.
Stained Glass Look
Black & White Tones
for more images to turn into backgrounds? Check out our
other image categories.