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Thread: Tutorial: Creative backgrounds using PS

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    Default Tutorial: Creative backgrounds using PS


    I would like to share my recent work in creating studio-like backgrounds in PS from ordinary photos.

    1. This is the photo I started with. It is a closeup of a rose I took a few weeks back. The photo is not all that interesting to look at:

    2. I took the photo and performed the following steps on it in PS:
    - removed the water drops using the healing brush
    - adjusted the levels to increase contrast
    - applied slight Gaussian blurring
    - added canvas texture effect
    And here's the result:

    3. Here I have a photo of a sweet baby girl. however, the background is uninteresting.

    4. So I went on to replace the background with the rose background that I have created above. The steps are:
    - open both pictures in PS
    - rotate the backgound picture 90 degrees CCW.
    - copy the picture of the baby onto a second layer on top of the rose background
    - carefully erase the original backgournd on the second layer to reveal the rose background underneath. For more details on the background removal, refer to these threads:

    - after removing the original background, apply softening to the top layer, as well as spot light effect on the background.

    So, here's the final result:

    Thanks for viewing. Your comments are all welcomed!

    - Roy
    Last edited by roygoh; 16th August 2003 at 09:07 AM.
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