Background cleanup?

Started Nov 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
erikvw
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Re: Background cleanup?
In reply to asoftwind, Nov 26, 2012

I'd have to disagree that you're not good at this... This is exactly what I am looking for and I very much appreciate the input on process!

asoftwind wrote:

This one was done with Elements 6 and GML Matting. I won't give you a detailed explanation. I'm not good at this, and you would get even more confused. It involves layer masking. Video tutorials on Youtube are very good to learn how this is done. But I'll give you the gist...

- I got rid of the bg entirely. I used GML Matting (free software) for the cutout.

- Created a new gradient bg.

- Brought back the top protion of your pic with a layer mask.

- Selected the leaves with the Quick selection tool (on your original), and brought back with a layer mask those that are at right and left of her. A more careful selection would give a better result.

- Warmed up the pic somewhat.



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