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Yellow Backgrounds for Desktop Publishing Projects

written by: Michael Guerrero•edited by: Amber Neely•updated: 1/10/2011

Yellow is a difficult color to work with because of how unbelievably bright it can become if it is not subdued and handled with care. These 5 yellow backgrounds provide both the vibrant and warmth of the color without being too difficult to work with.

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    Yellow Backgrounds in Desktop Publishing Projects

    Color icon yellow 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

    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 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 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 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

    translucent lemon slice 2560p by syntheticidea-d31s239 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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