Because I am the Photoshop wonder kid, George Ford asked in the comments of my Obama & Carter cartoon how I made the background curtain. Whether you are using Photoshop or simply Photoshop Elements like I do, it is a simple 4 step process. There are more in depth tutorials out there but this works for me and most people who just want to allude to the fact that there is a curtain backdrop.
Create a new layer and fill it with Black. It should look like this…(duh)
Leave Black as your foreground color and choose a background color that you want your curtain to be. I chose blue. Make sure Black is in Front of the color you chose.
Click on FILTER > RENDER > FIBERS. You can play with the settings but I used a Variance of 6 and Strength of 4.
Finally click on FILTER > BLUR > GAUSSIAN BLUR. I set a radius to 5 and tada, you get a curtain.
I look forward to Hank Addanac taking to the stage in the near future.
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