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All materials are copyright 2024 @ Heather Michelle Chinn and may not be shared, distributed, re-packaged, sold, or handed out without expressed, written permission from Heather Michelle Chinn. While these may be used in your edited, flattened files for your photographic edits, they may not be submitted to your photography (or ANY) clients as layered files. These backgrounds, or other content, (in whole or in part) may NOT be sold, distributed, or used as a base to create variations or "new" backgrounds in any manner to be printed or sold to background companies without expressed, written permission from Heather Michelle Chinn at Heather@HeatherThePainter.com
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Passages 2024 Master Collection

Heather's 2024 Masterpiece Collection is here. And these previews do NOT do them justice! The last 30 plus years of backgrounds painting mastery shine through in these high resolution beauties!

The culmination of years of custom brushes, custom textures to create these breath-taking backgrounds is finally available for immediate access. Heather took some of her favorite past backgrounds and studied them re-painting them ENTIRELY on a grand scale trying the new "DUO" layout. These are perfect for full length edits, or you can crop into them (try the top, mid section or bottom!) plus various "solo" edits. The depth and transparency of the brushwork is a mixture of the original Passages meets Meet Me in the Garden meets the original Greige and Moody. Heather has pushed her own boundaries in this Master Collection and is pleased with its outcome! A few of the "full length" crops have a minimum side sized at 5471 pixels but the majority are sized at 9600x18000 pixels - IDEAL for the large portrait edit! The solos have a minimum edge sized at 5471 pixels. These were proudly hand painted, person crafted, and not created by an AI generator.

Fast track your portrait or painterly editing with these sophisticated backgrounds or overlay them as textures using software such as Adobe Photoshop within seconds.

With multiple palettes, you'll have something for absolutely every skin tone and ALL of the moods! Many times you'll come across beautiful compositions or textures in background offerings but they fall flat when it comes to color theory. That's not the case with this masterfully curated collection!

Please note the Passages 2024 zipped files do not contain Passages 2023 backgrounds. Funny story, Heather had always wanted to create a Master collection using the term Passages and found inspiration from the 2023 Collection. However, this 2024 Collection has new paintings BUT also includes the Passages 2023 to clear up any confusion (sorry).

The painterly edges may be softened with a quick gaussian blur (Photoshop) for extra bokeh in your portrait edit or left for a painterly edit.

The downloads are large, so it is ideal to download to your work computer versus a phone!

What you'll get:

  • 36 Full lengths (duo style sweep backgrounds) 
  • "Solo" cropped edits
    • 24 warms
    • 21 Blues
    • 19 Lilacs
    • 8 Neutrals 
  • 10 reference guides 


  • PLUS the original 2023 Passages Collection which includes: 
    • 71 backgrounds 
    • 7 Ochre Bonus
    • 9 reference guides


Shown below are the 2024 Passages reference guides, samples and details. Please note the portrait samples are not included with purchase.

Here are just a handful of full lengths used as quick overlays using Photoshop. 

Full lengths