View Full Version : Request: Photos of blank canvasses?

01-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Can't afford paint and canvas right now so I am compositing Art Rage images onto canvases in photographs so it looks like they are on the canvas I am holding. Does anyone have photos of blank canvases hanging on walls or sitting on easels or held by someone that you could contribute to my effort? My favorite ratios are 2x3 and 1x3 and I guess the bigger the canvas the better. Thanks


01-26-2009, 03:27 PM
Go to here ... http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15371 ... and you will find a raft of seamless textures that you can download and put in your Grains folder (Ambient Design\ArtRage2\Resources\Grains) one of which, I think it's #15, may suit your purposes. Then if you click on (File ... New Painting) in ArtRage, you'll be able to edit your canvas size and and Grain settings.

01-27-2009, 10:16 AM
Thank you... those are great.

I can't yet post a link or image on this forum so I can't show you what I mean with a photo but what I am doing is photographing blank canvases so there are some scale cues in the image and then compositing my Art Rage image onto the canvas in the photo so it looks like an actual painting once I have matched the perspective and lighting... I have photographed the size canvases I have on hand but I am wanting some really big blank canvases to paste onto here are my tests so far.

Hopefully no one minds me subverting the links :)
i44.tinypic [dotcom] [slash] 2m4algm.jpg
i44.tinypic [dotcom] [slash] 2s12hj4.jpg
i44.tinypic [dotcom] [slash] zjfrbr.jpg

Those are tests of Art Rage images mocked up as real world canvases.

01-27-2009, 06:13 PM
Actually you can post images. Just click on the "Manage Attachments" button that you'll see if you scroll down when starting or commenting on a thread. :)

01-28-2009, 07:48 AM
Thanks. Yes, I can attach images! My favorite of these test images is the the one with the canvas held by the hands since it gives a veracity to the image. I like the scale of the image behind the woman sitting on the couch though... that was a tiny 500 pixel wide Art Rage painting. I can't afford the canvas and paint for working that scale right now but my wife really likes seeing the pictures large like this even if only virtually.

01-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Today's effort...

01-28-2009, 02:59 PM
Interesting stuff. I really like the middle one. :)

01-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Thanks. I wonder if I could take photos like that at Ikea. There was no canvas in that one so I faked in the shadows... on the Easel picture too.

03-21-2009, 08:23 PM
What a novel solution to your problem! I hope that one day you get to do a full size painting of that middle image! I like it!

03-26-2009, 01:19 PM
What an cool idea! I like these a lot

03-26-2009, 06:08 PM
Terrific inventive idea. Just great.
- Byron

05-11-2013, 08:58 PM
I dont know if you have photoshop, but I regularly make images of my paintings (IE: traditional oil paintings) into framed pictures hanging on a wall. It's not hard, and you could always insert a person for scale. here's an example (if it works), and I'm happy to give you tips if you like. (I could've done more with the light on the actual painting, but ran outta time) I simply took a photo of my painting, extended the canvas (the photoshop canvas that is) and added a photo of a bit of a frame I found somewhere on the net, and extended and duplicate it to fit, then I added colour to the background plus a lighting effect to make a wall
(the photo is of an oil painting about 40 x 30 inches)