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Our collection of background designs available for commercial and personal use is mighty, ranging from shiny metallics to patriotic red, white, and blue designs and country chic, rustic wooden backgrounds. You'll find the ideal addition to your next creative project.
Digital Backgrounds: Size & Color
The sizes of digital backgrounds often differ. Unlike scrapbooking papers, which mostly come in 12x12 inches and 8x11, and digital patterns typically offered in 12x12 inches, backgrounds may vary more in dimension. Keep that in mind as you look through the backgrounds. You should also consider the file size. If you need a website background for example make sure the file isn't so big that it slows down your site.
There are so many popular styles of backgrounds, including digital glitter paper, buffalo plaid, tie-dye, and more. Many are full of color, so it's important to consider the color format for digital backgrounds. CMYK is cyan, magenta, yellow, and key. Key is often black, and it has to do with keeping the colors in balance and 'in register' so that the image is as clear as possible.
CMYK is the format best suited for printing. If you want your printout to be as true to color as possible, ensure you get a background offered in CMYK. Equally important to remember is to check your printer settings before printing. Experiment a bit to see how the result will look before you print an entire pack of backgrounds. Sometimes the "fine" or "best" settings really aren't the best.
RBG format is best for web design. RGB stands for red, green and blue. It's how these colors are mixed to make other colors. If you're not going to print the background or papers, you'll want this format. It is specifically for digital use. If you don't care all that much about the end result, then the format isn't that important.
Other Kinds of Digital Backgrounds
Solid backgrounds are those without design (without a pattern, for example), but they sometimes include a little texture like grunge, ombre, or slight hue or shade differences to make them look more interesting. Wood backgrounds are popular for mockups, paper crafting, digital design, and backgrounds in general. A wood background is ideal for a cottage or farmhouse, country style. It's a great way to bring warmth and texture to a design, too.
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