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Old 01-29-2012, 09:20
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Default Can't decide on a background

So my shop is still pretty new and I keep changing my backgrounds. *eep* I finally have a bit of time to re-do everything, problem is I can't seem to find 1 background I like. I have these three, and I'm also thinking about grabbing a few scrapbooking papers to try as well.

Just want to get everyone's thoughts on the three here. Please be honest, I'm not worried about the bow (it was the first I grabbed) just need help for background. Also i'll put a link for my shop so you can see what I mean about changing backgrounds.

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:26
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Last pic. The white. Just make sure to edit the color so it looks crisp and clean.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:37
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Yep..I like the white background too!
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You should never use a heavily colored / patterned background, (example being your tie-dye....) because you have different pieces, and some will clash terribly, and you want your page to look quite uniform..... i don't suggest using the 2nd either..... you will never get a uniform coloration using it because if your camera is any closer or further or if you're standing a little to the side, or change the angle, the lighting will change.... white is your best option for a uniform look, but i would definitely build yourself a light box, and edit your photos to make them brighter so they pop..... people with great photos tend to sell more product, because the photos that look appealing, make the product look more appealing....
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:31
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You should never use a heavily colored / patterned background, (example being your tie-dye....) because you have different pieces, and some will clash terribly, and you want your page to look quite uniform..... i don't suggest using the 2nd either..... you will never get a uniform coloration using it because if your camera is any closer or further or if you're standing a little to the side, or change the angle, the lighting will change.... white is your best option for a uniform look, but i would definitely build yourself a light box, and edit your photos to make them brighter so they pop..... people with great photos tend to sell more product, because the photos that look appealing, make the product look more appealing....
This!! Which I am learning myself
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:32
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None of them are appealing. Maybe this will help you some. For a real white background try using some posterboard and placing it next to a window or outside to take your pics. If you are outside try taking pics when there is an overcast in the sky. If you are looking for an appealing background then try using scrapbooking paper. There are so many to choose from and you can find something neutral that will go with everything you make. Try to steer away from busy backgrounds as they will draw attention away from your product.

You can always edit your photos for free at http://www.picnik.com/. This is a great place to do free editing and making a watermark for your photos.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:08
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I agree with the others, my absolute favorite is a crisp white background in which that is all you see is white and the bow. I was just on here gettting ready to search this board for the light box tutorial. There are a couple of good ones on internet but I like the one on these boards. I just bought my white poster board today.. so I am learning from the others previous advise too.. I even bought a $600.00 camera and my pic's still suck... so it is off to some photograpy classes for me. I like you shop name...
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None of them are appealing. Maybe this will help you some. For a real white background try using some posterboard and placing it next to a window or outside to take your pics. If you are outside try taking pics when there is an overcast in the sky. If you are looking for an appealing background then try using scrapbooking paper. There are so many to choose from and you can find something neutral that will go with everything you make. Try to steer away from busy backgrounds as they will draw attention away from your product.

You can always edit your photos for free at http://www.picnik.com/. This is a great place to do free editing and making a watermark for your photos.
Not much point in learning picnik when they're shutting it down in a couple months..... but with the white you do want it to look crisp and clean.... better images sell your product better...... Scrapbook paper works as long as you pick the right paper.... take a few bows with you and check out how it looks.... if you aren't immediately drawn to the bow, or a focal point on the bow, thats the wrong background... if you keep looking from the bow to the background to the bow to the background, thats not a great choice either because people are drawn to both and it is distracting their attention away from being pulled in just by the product..... Alot of people think damask looks appealing as a background but in all honesty, the pattern just drives attention between both and you lose important points on first impressions....
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:54
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This PDF has some interesting information on photo design strategies as well as basic design strategies. I found it when I googled "choose background for eye appeal":

http://www.smbtn.com/books/gb60.pdf

There was also interesting stuff on the effect of colors.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:12
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Thanks everyone! All your posts were so helpful! I only have one other question. A couple of my bows are almost, if not totally, white. How would I make those work with a white background?
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