Looking for a minimalist white background? With so many photographs available of today's fashionably dressed models, wedding guests, business people, etc., it's hard to find a boring white background to reflect the seriousness of the situation or the enthusiasm of the day. With a great deal of photography now available in digital form, it has never been easier to create your own personalized look for any event. Browse through 27,000 white minimalist background images and stock photographs available, or begin a new search just to explore more white stock photo and image collections.
To create an abstract background minimalist style, start with a clean slate. If you don't have a background to play off of, simply choose a plain color like, say, white. Then choose one of your favorite photographs, and do a freehand drawing of your image on a clean white piece of paper. Or, if you're feeling particularly crafty, you could actually draw your own abstract image! Using the same photograph as a guide, you can create a unique collage of your own.
With your white minimalist background complete, you can begin to arrange the elements in your photo collage. Do this in the order that the photos were taken. For example, if you are using a still-life photo as your background, you would place that photo at the top, over the white background. Then place any other elements in the order in which they appear in the photo. For example, if you are placing a flower at the bottom center, you would place that flower in the center, above the white background.
Now that you have your background arranged, what do you do with your photo? One option is to simply save it to your computer, and use the white background as the display background for whatever you are doing. You could also save it to your hard drive, and print out a copy to use as an actual canvas. If you want, you can even create a PDF of your image. The possibilities are endless. But here are some tips for working with your photo to enhance its meaning and significance:
– Create a border. Because photos can be somewhat ambiguous in their meaning, creating a border around your photo, as well as around other elements in the photo, gives emphasis to the main focal point in each photo. Try using a thin black border around the image to create a more serious or dramatic effect, or a thicker black border to lend more depth and emphasis to a less dramatic photo. Your borders don't have to be perfect; just create a sense of the arrangement of your elements.
– Use contrasting elements. Again, because photos can be ambiguous in their meaning, it is helpful to use contrasting elements in your collages. For instance, a photo of two hands holding a heart together can mean that there is love between the two, but it can also mean that they are bickering. Using contrasting elements will help you create a more subtle, accurate, and true-to-life collage.
– Consider the distance between elements. Because white is a blank canvas, it is helpful to keep things as far apart as possible, especially when you're working on larger pieces. This is particularly true of large pictures or portraits, where a big distance between elements can signify a lack of intimacy between the subjects. A white background is an excellent choice for this kind of work because white is the absence of color, so your work becomes more sterile and unrefined.
– Add more color. When using a pure white background for your photo collages, you can simply supplement it with colorful elements. For example, if your photo collage needs to include an ocean of red flowers, then add some red flowers to your white space. The same goes for contrasting shades like pinks, purples, and oranges. These elements can brighten up the white space, and even out your artistic vision, making the image more realistic and natural. You may want to use three colors in all, one for each color in the photo collage, in order to keep the colors from conflicting.