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Yellow Backgrounds in Desktop Publishing Projects
Yellow is a very finicky color because of just how bright it tends to make things and often times it's a color that gets passed up while designing because it is fairly difficult to work with. That isn't fair to yellow though because it's a color that can provide some amazing highlights and even shadows and is easily contrasted as well as blended with other colors. I selected 5 yellow backgrounds that do the color a lot of justice as it showcases anywhere from cream colors to more burnt yellow colors creating beautiful harmonies in design.
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Yellow. by Janaraupe
To kick this article off we have a simple vector that combines yellow with dark yellows, and orange in a lovely gradient. This design also features some contrasting circles and straight lines to create a unique contrast of styles as well. You should have no troubles customizing this yellow background, given that it is very empty towards the center and incredibly clean and modern looking.
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Yellow Stripes Wallpaper by dccanim
Yellow Stripes is similar to Yellow. because it plays off of the color orange to bring down the elements of yellow to a reasonable yellow. This is a far simpler background that takes a traditional approach to stripes and then turns them into something more with the unique effects of a contrasting gradient and makes you wonder in certain places if it's even striped at all. I really enjoy the sunburst effect that it creates both in the thumbnail as well as zoomed in a bit.
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Spring: Yellow Flowers by Laced-Art
Spring: Yellow Flowers is a very vintage feeling design as it focuses more on the ability for yellow to take on qualities of a creamy color and combine them with orange creme colors. It is classy and will likely work best as a card of some sort both in formal and personal applications.
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Yellow Silk by realityDream
Yellow Silk is a light and dreamy yellow background that combines both light and dark yellows playing off the texture of a flower to create a wonderful abstract piece. This background shares the fluffy properties of a creamy cake frosting or layers of clouds towards sunset and it's those kinds of senses are something that the color yellow is able to convey in interesting and beautiful ways
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Translucent Lemon Slice
This background provides an up close look at everyone's favorite yellow fruit, the lemon. This wallpaper is interesting because it's not often we see such a popular design (circular cuts of citrus fruit) in their natural form. This background comes in a whopping 2560p resolution at the source provided, allowing you to use it for dual screens as a desktop background or for other projects that require a large yellow background.
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