hi guys, i need some tips to how to achieve this painterly background effect that many ppl use... like the rugged brushstrokes.. i cant seem to get it. i dont have a problem rendering solid objects, a link to my 2 latest renders http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=84027
but i want the background to have a more painterly feel but not too crazy that it takes away from the main object.
here is an example of what i mean. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...4&d=1165546632
the subtle dots/dirtiness of the page really loosens up the background... any tips?