Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: how to change background

  1. #1

    Default how to change background

    Hi to all sifu and master....

    Greeting to everyone. Is there a faster way / better way to change this pic background to something like a studio background as if this photo is shot in studio ? Is masking the only way ?

    Hope that sifu-sifu and master-master will be kind enough to enlighten me. Thanks.



    Bigger pic is HERE.

    (Mod, I posted a slightly bigger pic here for use when pimp.)

    Thanks everyone. I wish you a happy day ahead. Cheers.
    ================
    I am Noob.

  2. #2
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: how to change background

    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  3. #3
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: how to change background

    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  4. #4
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: how to change background

    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Punggol
    Posts
    5,782

    Default Re: how to change background

    First off, it'll be difficult to totally make it a studio-styled (with white/black bg) shot because the edges of her body are reflecting the tan-colored light, and her hair is not the smooth-stick-together-at-the-end kind.

    Here's the best I can do for in under a minute. Magic-brush to select the tan colored BG, inverse selection, Duplicate layer. So now she's on the upper layer. Fill the bottom layer with the color you want. I did a feather blurring job to hide the sharpness of the selection. Notice the hair and everything has problems?



    I'm sure spending a few minutes or hours with the eraser brush @ 100% or 300% will eventually bring about a good edit.
    Our pictures are our footprints. Itís the best way to tell people we were here - JoeMcnally | Flickr

  6. #6
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: how to change background

    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  7. #7

    Default Re: how to change background

    something like this......



    i spent 2 days doing... i am more like hoping a faster way since the background is almost similar color...
    ================
    I am Noob.

  8. #8

    Default Re: how to change background

    Quote Originally Posted by desaintlights View Post
    Is there a faster way / better way to change this pic background to something like a studio background as if this photo is shot in studio ? Is masking the only way?
    I don't know of a better or faster way than masking. (There's no image on your link to a larger image.)

    There are countless ways to build a mask. You didn't mention what sofware you're using. If you have Photoshop CS3, the quick select tool will find most of the edges on this image.

    Last edited by Peano; 19th September 2008 at 04:57 AM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •